Northeast side with the South Summit ( left) and the firnigen North Summit

Panorama from the rear Brunnenkogel ( 3440 m) to the top Wild


The wild peak with 3768 meters the highest mountain in North Tyrol and the Ötztal Alps. It is named after the Großglockner ( 3798 m), the second highest mountain in Austria.


It is located about 12 km north-east of the Alps in the White comb, that part of the Ötztal Alps, sweeps from the white ball to the northeast towards Sölden. Your south and east side rises above the Venter Tal, a orographic left tributary of the Ötztal; its western and northern flanks form the valley of the Pitztal. She has two peaks, the rocky south summit ( 3768 m, 3770 m according to other sources ) with summit cross and the firnigen and thus potentially consumable north summit (about 3765 m, Lage46.88638888888910.86753765 ). To the north of the Taschachferner flows from the Pitztal Valley, south-west or east - of Mittenkar or Rofenkarferner the Venter Tal.

With a saddle height of 2,266 meters there is the wild peak in fourth place in the Alps: The difference is only surpassed by Mont Blanc ( 4,697 m), Grossglockner ( 2,424 m) and Finstaarhorn ( 2,280 m). The dominance is 48.5 kilometers where for both values ​​of the Ortler mountain reference.

The view from the top game is practically limited only by the curvature of the earth, ranging from the Bernese Alps in the west ( Bietschhorn, Aletschhorn ) to the Schober group in the East.

Summit cross

In 1933, the game received a tip summit cross. It had been broken down into individual parts transported to the mountain and assembled there and set up. After 77 years it was replaced by mountain guides from Vent. 2010 took place the assembly of the new Cross with the help of a helicopter. After cleaning and renovating the old summit cross on the Rofenache between the village of Vent and the Rofenhöfe was erected. It is the only place from which you can see in this valley the wild tip.


Because of their unique position within the Eastern Alps it is often climbed in summer and in winter. The construction of the Pitztal Glacier train she is to climb as a day trip.

First ascent

The first ascent of the South Summit succeeded in 1848 Leander Klotz from Rofen and an unknown farmer. The still higher north peak climbed in 1861 also Leander Klotz was the first (via the Connection Ridge from the south summit ). By melting of the North Summit has become since then lower. Meanwhile, the South Summit as the main peak of the wild- tip must be considered. As a rise of Vent on the Rofenhöfe and the necessary preparations are time expired, describes in great detail by Anton Ruthner.

Normal routes

The normal route leads from the firn basin north of Mitterkarjochs over the southwest ridge to the south summit and is under normal circumstances a high not a difficult tour. The firn basin may well Vent about the Breslauer Hütte ( 2844m ) and Mitterkarjoch ( 3468 m) can be reached as well by the Taschachhaus over the Taschachferner or from the Braunschweiger Hut or the Pitztal Glacier ski train through the summer and over the Mittelbergjoch. All three routes cross the glacier and therefore require full glacial safety equipment.

More routes

Popular alternatives are the rocky south-east over the Ötztal witness and the 50 ° inclined north wall ( with steep - about 6 pitches ).


South Summit

West side

North Summit