With 2.299 metres above sea level, the Hochiss is the highest mountain of the Rofan, which is part of the Brandenberg Alps. Located in the state of Tyrol, Austria, the Hochiss is made up of main dolomite and Plattenkalk. It is popular for hiking and climbing in summer and ski touring and snowshoeing in winter. Its name derives from the dialectal word “Iss(e)” which stands for mountain pasture. Combined with the high altitude it got the name “Hochiss” which means “High mountain pasture” in the Tyrolean dialect. As the Hochiss is easy to reach there is no information about its first ascent. Nearby peaks are the Streichkopf, the Spieljoch and the Seekarlspitze. As there is a cable car from the valley to the Erfurter hut, it can get quite crowded on weekends. At least at the Adlerhorst, which is viewing platform not far away from the summit station. 

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