Weißkugel - Palla Bianca

Europe, Austria, South Tyrol

Weißkugel (Italian: Palla Bianca) is the second highest mountain in the Ötztal Alps and the third highest mountain in Austria. Featuring many glaciers, it lies on the border between Austria and Italy. The easiest way to climb it is over its southern side. It was first climbed in 1850 by J.A. Specht, Leander Klotz, and Nicodem Klotz. Due to its central location, it has one of the best views in the entire Alps. Though not easily picked out among the mountains, its peak can be seen from Venice.