Mountaineers from all over the world started exploring and climbing the peaks of the Zillertal Alps more than a hundred years ago. They all wanted to be the first to reach the summits of the ice and snow giants.
The Zillertal Alps consist of hundreds of peaks, some of them known worldwide and must be "checked off" by every serious mountaineer. Olperer, Möseler, Löffler, Turnerkamp or Zsigmondy Spitze are just a small selection. The Hochfeiler, with its famous north face, is the highest at 3,510 meters above sea level. Glaciers, icy north faces, sharp ridges, vertical rock walls - in all possible difficulty levels, so that every mountaineer finds their personal challenge. For those who find a summit too difficult, they can entrust themselves to one of the local mountain guides, who enable a safe summit success.
Sport climbing also has a great tradition in the Zillertal. The first hotspots were a few large rocks near Ginzling, close to the mountain inn Breitlahner (about 10 km from Mayrhofen). Local mountaineers and mountain guides used them as training grounds, but as sport climbing became popular, these rocks became known as the "eternal hunting grounds". Still today, thousands of climbers from all over the world come to these rock formations every year.
As bouldering became more and more popular, climbers found more and more places to try themselves on the rocks. For example, "Neuginzling Wald", Kaserler, Zillergund, and Sundergrund - all within a few minutes' drive.