|Prominence||2,770-1,525 m ↓ Kartitsch Saddle|
|Isolation||15.0 km → Schleinitz|
|Listing||Highest peak in the Gailtal Alps|
|Parent range||Lienz Dolomites|
|First ascent||2 July 1886 by Franz Mitterhofer|
The Große Sandspitze in Tyrol is and the highest mountain in the Gailtal Alps, a mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps. It is located within the subrange of the Lienz Dolomites and is locally called the Sunnspitz.
The first ascent of the Große Sandspitze was made by Franz Mitterhofer, a farmer from Tristach, known as Kreitmeier, on 2 July 1886. The first recreational ascent was by August Kolp and Ignaz Linder, a little later, on 20 July 1886. The standard route, used by the first climbers, is rated as climbing grade II.
- Peterka and End (1984).
- Peterka, Hubert and End, Willi (1984). Alpenvereinsführer Lienzer Dolomiten, Bergverlag Rother, Munich, ISBN 3-7633-1243-9
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