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Panorama view from Kitzsteinhorn
Panorama view from Kitzsteinhorn
Kitzsteinhorn

Elevation 3,203 metres (10,508 feet)
Location Salzburg, Austria
Range Hohe Tauern
Prominence 439 m
Coordinates 47°11′N, 12°41′E
First ascent 1828 by Johann Entacher

The Kitzsteinhorn is a mountain in the main chain of the Alps in the district of Kaprun, Salzburg, Austria. The Kitzsteinhorn is part of the Hohe Tauern range in the eastern Alps and reaches a height of 3203 m above sea level. It was first climbed in 1828 by Johann Entacher. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 180 pixelsFull resolution (11320 × 2541 pixel, file size: 4. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 180 pixelsFull resolution (11320 × 2541 pixel, file size: 4. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 389 pixelsFull resolution (1821 × 886 pixel, file size: 498 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Blick vom Kitzsteinhorn auf den Gletscher und Kaprun. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... Salzburg is a state or Land of Austria with an area of 7,154 km², located adjacent to the German border. ... The Himalaya as seen from the International Space Station A mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands or separated from other mountain ranges by passes or rivers. ... The High Tauern (German Hohe Tauern) is the highest range of the Alps in Austria. ... In topography, prominence, also known as autonomous height, relative height or shoulder drop (in America) or prime factor (in Europe), is a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains, also known as peaks. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... In climbing, a first ascent (FA) is the first climb to reach the top of a mountain, or the first to follow a particular climbing route. ... Lyskamm, 4 527 m, Pennine Alps A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Overall view of Kaprun One of the reservoirs of the Kaprun Kraftwerk (power project) Kaprun is a small alpine town in the Pinzgau district of Land Salzburg in Austria. ... Salzburg is a state or Land of Austria with an area of 7,154 km², located adjacent to the German border. ... The High Tauern (German Hohe Tauern) is the highest range of the Alps in Austria. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... Year 1828 (MDCCCXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


The summit can be reached using the Kaprun Gletscherbahnen (Glacier Railways), from the valley station at 911 m. For a long time, this was the highest cable car pylon in the world, being 113.6 m tall with a diameter of 2.2 m. There is a viewing platform on the roof of the station, at 3035 m above sea level. Tochal gondola lift carry tourists and skiers to Tochal mountain,Tehran, Iran. ...


The cable car was opened in 1965, and opened up the Schmiedingerkees and Maurerkees glaciers, making it Austria's first glacier ski slope. An underground funicular railway was opened in 1974, after two and a half years of building works to create the 3295 m-long tunnel, to run in parallel with the cable car, for greater capacity. 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... A glacier is a large, persistent body of ice, formed largely of compacted layers of snow, that slowly deforms and flows in response to gravity. ... Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Members of the U.S. Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest Downhill Ski Racing This article is about snow skiing. ... Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with full length parallel tracks A funicular, also called funicular railway or inclined railway, inclined plane, or in England a cliff railway, consists of a system of transportation in which cables attach to a tram-like vehicle on rails to move it up and down a... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


This funicular was the location of the Kaprun disaster in which 155 people died on 11 November 2000. To replace the funicular, GletscherjetI (Glacier Jet I), a 24-person funitel, was brought into service on 23 December 2001. GletscherjetII, a gondola, followed in the next year, opening on 19 October 2002. The white funicular train is waiting at the valley station. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Squaw Valley Funitel, Jan 2005 A funitel is a type of aerial lift used to transport skiiers. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (358th in leap years). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Venetian gondola A gondola is a traditional Venetian rowing boat. ... October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


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Kaprun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (426 words)
Situated at the foot of the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, at 47°16′21″N, 12°45′34″E, Kaprun is a wintersports centre with a population of 2,903 (2001).
In 2000, it was the site of the Kaprun disaster, in which 155 skiers lost their lives in a tunnel fire.
The Kitzsteinhorn ski area may be accessed by the aerial tramway Gletscherbahn 1 which has the tallest support tower of any cable car in the world.
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