Geierköpfe - vulture heads - is a rather uncommon name for a mountain. Located in the middle of Ammergau Alps, limited by the Ammerwald valley to the north and west, the Nadernach valley and Schellen valley to the south and the Neualm col to the east, the three summits of Geierköpfe - west summit, main summit and east summit - are prominent peaks within the Kreuzspitze subgroup of Ammergau Alps.
Most people climb the west summit (T3), located high above beautiful Plansee lake, a fjord - like deep mountain lake southeast of Reutte. Not too many go on, following the short ridge to the main summit (T4) with its characteristic summit cave. Only few do the whole traverse to the east summit (T5). That involves some rock scrambling in bad rock and the problem how to get back to your ascend trail head. In the “Main Routes” section there are some suggestions how to solve this problem. If you are planning a full traverse, please consider this route
Photo: Thomas Siegler / Fred Eriksson