The 3,242 m high Hochschober is the eponymous mountain of the Schober Group, a subgroup of the High Tauern.
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The Schober Group in the border area between East Tyrol and Carinthia is one of the mountain groups, which form the High Tauern. Highest peak is the 3,283 m high Petzeck, but the 40 m lower Hochschober mountain gives name to the group. Despite of its scenic beauty, the Schober mountain group is a bit overshadowed by its famous neighbours Grossglockner (Glockner Group) and Grossvenediger (Venediger Group).
The impressive Hochschober with its glaciated north flank, was climbed for the first time in 1852. Today the normal path proceeds via the Hochschoberhütte mountain hut (2,322 m a.s.l.) to the Staniskascharte gap and then along the west ridge to the summit.