Feeling a bit tired today after the Kanzelwand via ferrata yesterday evening we decided to take it easy today and walk up the Walser Hammerspitze.
We started in Mittelberg and hiked to Kuhgehrenalpe. This place looked really nice, but it was a bit crowded by people coming up with the Kanzelwand cable car. We continued to the Hammerspitze. After leaving the path that comes from the cable car we were almost alone. The way up offers great views to the Ifen. From the summit we saw the path going to the Großgehrenspitze. It looked quite interesting and would surely be worth a walk.
But for today we decided to go down to the Fiederepasshütte. There we enjoyed a huge Germknödel 😀 My legs were already aching a lot and I would have loved to stay at the hut and continue the next morning. But we had to go back to work the next day, so after about one hour we slowly walked back down to the car park.
Our first summit this year! We cycled up to the Gaisalpe. Actually we wanted to see how far we can go to the Rubihorn - but there was still too much snow! So after having a drink at the Gaisalpe we had a look at the Entschenkopf. It looked like the snow was mostly gone there, so we decided to give it a try! But after we came to the back of the mountain we saw that there was also a lot of snow! We walked for about 10 minutes through the snow but there was a very steep snowfield besides us and we felt really uncomfortable, so we returned. But the summit looks very interesting and we will definitely come back when the snow is gone. Instead we walked up to the Schnippenkopf. Our first summit this year! 🙂 We stayed a long time and enjoyed the view 🙂
This time we were able to take our bikes with us to Oberstdorf! We decided to bike along the Rappenalptal until the road ends. The valley is very beautiful and in front of us we saw the still snow covered mountains. We left the bikes at the end of the valley and continued by foot to the Mindelheimer Hütte. Up to 1700m there was no snow, but then it started. We had to walk through snow that was about 1 meter high for the last 300 meters. After arriving at the Mindelheimer Hütte (which was still closed) we took a long break and enjoyed the scenery before going back.
For today the weather forecast actually said a bit of rain and a lot of clouds.. but then it turned out to be the perfect autumn day! From the Kemptener Hütte we walked up and along the ridge of Kreuzeck and Rauheck. The view was really beautiful, we saw a lot of ibexes and next to the Eissee many marmots!
It is already seven years ago since we walked the Heilbronner Weg for the last time! Seven years ago it was on a warm and sunny summer day. Today was filled with a mixture of clouds and sun. About one hour walking from the Rappenseehütte the path went up quite steep and there were some fixed ropes. Because of the snow the week before and it was the north face there was still a lot of ice! That made the path quite dangerous. We were lucky that we had our crampons with us. With them the crossing of the ice was secure. But many other people just went in hiking shoes on the slippery path. After a while we reached the ridge! From there the view in all directions is amazing! Now the path continues for long time on that ridge, always a bit up and down until we reached the Schwarzmilzferner. Seven years ago this small glacier was still a lot bigger than today! We took a break, thought about going up to the Mädelegabel summit, decided not to, because we were already quite tired. Instead we watched a lot of ibexes relaxing in the sunshine 🙂 Very beautiful! After that we passed a lake and reached the Kemptener Hütte shortly afterwards. Food was as always really good and soon after we fell asleep 😉