First activation of Wettersteinwand

For tomorrow I plan a hike to Wettersteinwand, OE/TI-606.

I will bring a HT for UHF / VHF, and the Mtr for 20/30/40.

Hope to meet you on the air!

73 de Robert DL4ROB

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I had to cancel the activation, about 100m below the summit.

It was too difficult for me to climb further.


73 de Robert, DL4ROB


No need to sorry for a right decision which allows you to activate several other summits and even this one later when you feel yourself better prepared for that final climbing.
Safety ALWAYS first.


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Thanks Guru for your nice words.

You are completely right!

According to my GPS on my mobile, I was on about 2440 meters. This means I missed the summit by 45 meters, and the activation zone about 20m. Wow!

Here is a screenshot of my track:


And here I want to share a picture of Wettersteinwand (the summit on the upper right)

73 de Robert, DL4ROB
(Subject of this thread changed to “failed activation”)

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It must have been difficult crossing all those ridges. There is no shame in stopping if you did not feel comfortable, it shows you are a safe and mature person. I have done it a few times myself.

I found this which you may find helpful for your next attempt. It also has a GPX track. They seem to have followed quite a different route, maybe it can help.

Good luck!

Hello Arnaud,
thanks a lot for this article, I did not know it yet!

Very nice description with wonderful pictures!

Maybe it can be helpful next time!

73 de Robert, DL4ROB

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I also climb mountains - without activating or a radio. Its a hard decision to turn back sooner rather than too late. Better safe than sorry - its just a good judgement!

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Seems that the summit is now activated.
Congratulations to Stephan, DM1LE.

I am curious about the activation report.

73 de Robert, DL4ROB