Große Sandspitze

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Große Sandspitze
Grosse Sandspitze 1.jpg
Highest point
Elevation2,770 m (AA) (9,090 ft)
Prominence2,770-1,525 m ↓ Kartitsch Saddle
Isolation15.0 km → Schleinitz
ListingHighest peak in the Gailtal Alps
Coordinates46°46′00″N 12°48′42″E / 46.766667°N 12.81167°E / 46.766667; 12.81167Coordinates: 46°46′00″N 12°48′42″E / 46.766667°N 12.81167°E / 46.766667; 12.81167
Große Sandspitze is located in Austria
Große Sandspitze
Große Sandspitze
Parent rangeLienz Dolomites
First ascent2 July 1886 by Franz Mitterhofer

The Große Sandspitze in Tyrol is 2,770 m (AA) 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.[1]

First ascent[edit]

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.[1] The standard route, used by the first climbers, is rated as climbing grade II.


  1. ^ a b Peterka and End (1984).


  • Peterka, Hubert and End, Willi (1984). Alpenvereinsführer Lienzer Dolomiten, Bergverlag Rother, Munich, ISBN 3-7633-1243-9