After Martina (komoot.de/tour/251549923) reported on the new "Favorite Path in the Alpstein", I had to take a look at it and was not disappointed. My highlight was then the way to the Altmann where I could capture 5 ibexes at the same time in one picture.It starts from the parking lot in Wildhaus (5, - / day) partly parallel to the cable car until after 2.5 kilometers you turn left onto the blue and white alpine hiking path towards Schafberg. The higher you get there, the more beautiful the view of the valley and the entire Churfirsten mountain range.
At the top of the Jöchli you have a great view of the Säntis before you continue over the Jöchlisattel to the Naedliger and then along the Naedliger Gratweg. The entire path is really craggy and you have to expect falling stones (if others are above the path).After the ridge path, you will pass a crossroads, where you can have a beautiful view of the Rotsteinpass and the mountain inn there. Now it is only a short way to the Altmannsattel at the foot of the Altmann, past the Fliskopf. There it is a good idea to take a lunch break or move it to the top of the Altmann, which takes about 15 minutes.Finally it goes back to the crossroads and there left towards the Zwinglipasshütte and further into the valley.A really very nice circular route in the Alpstein with many craggy sections and beautiful views.
September 14, 2020
- 03:258.94 mi2.6 mph3,775 ft3,750 ft
At the end of my stay in Tannheim, I did a cool mountain hike from Nesselwängle to the Gehrenspitze. You can even see Neuschwanstein Castle from the summit. The mountain hiking trail is really tough and is rightly signposted as a black route.
Then it went to the cutting tip and behind it over the ridge. This is explicitly warned as a "black route" although in my opinion the 4 way to the Gehrenspitze is much more demanding. The warning (see picture with signpost) probably relates to 2 fatal accidents in July and August 2017. So, CAUTION! Sometimes the path is only one meter wide and slopes very sharply on both sides.
August 9, 2020
- 04:3112.2 mi2.7 mph4,750 ft4,750 ft
As mentioned on my tour yesterday, I am daring the Lachenspitze via ferrata today. This is shorter (265 meters in altitude) than the one on the Köllenspitze but still contains 3 difficult passages and 2 overhangs (dav-landsberg.de/landsbergerhuette/klettern/klettersteig).
It starts at the parking lot at Vilsalpsee up to the Traualpsee and on to the Landsberger Hütte. There is another small lake there - the pool. From there it is about 20 minutes to the entrance, where there are also practice routes of various degrees of difficulty.
Even the beginning has difficulty C / D to deter beginners. After 80 minutes I actually made it. Extremely challenging for me personally.
After a break, we went on to the Steinkarspitze and after many more kilometers past the beautiful Schrecksee - with an island.
The actual goal was then to cross the Rauhhorn. The path on both sides of the summit is really very challenging. It is not without good reason that the path is signposted with a black point on the signpost and boards also indicate the difficulty. Sometimes you can no longer call it "scrambling" - there are also 2 correct climbing spots on the descent.
Actually, it should then go back to the parking lot via the Gaishorn and Obere Roßalpe, but due to lack of time I am in front of the Geiseck directly into the valley. From Rauhhorn at least 1000 meters in altitude over 5 kilometers.
August 7, 2020
- 03:519.40 mi2.4 mph4,875 ft4,575 ft
It started from the hiking car park in Nesselwängle for almost 1.5 kilometers on asphalt before it became a hiking trail. Then it goes on a permanent good slope to the Gimpelhaus. Then north towards Zwerchenwand and then east to the entrance to the Köllenspitz via ferrata. Well what should I write? Was about 15 meters high and someone in front of me broke off and with it a whole group of three. Even getting started is a C / D. Then I got cold feet too and instead hiked to the top on a sometimes difficult alpine mountain hiking trail. On the way back I met the group of three again. Tomorrow I'll try the Lachenspitze via ferrata (C / C +) ...
Almost back at the Gimpelhaus I made the ascent to Rote Flüh, because behind it lies the Friedberger via ferrata - at least it should be a via ferrata :-)
It was then very easy except for the ascent to Schartschrofen. As a precaution, I put on the via ferrata equipment - and actually used it.
Behind the peak, it was then leisurely on beautiful hiking trails back into the valley.
August 6, 2020
Really a nice tour but in my opinion you only need a helmet for the via ferrata. At the very end due to ice / snow, a backup might have made sense. The first 200 meters behind the peak were definitely more demanding than the whole via ferrata because of snow etc.
August 9, 2020
On Saturday went over the Reintal to the highest mountain in Germany - the Zugspitze.
It started at 6:15 from the parking lot at the ski jump. 2 kilometers mostly on asphalt to the entrance to the Partnachklamm. Unfortunately I was a little early and the passage was not yet open. According to Komoot, the hike brought an additional 400 meters in altitude - great. After 4 kilometers I was back on the originally planned path and followed the Partnach (the river) for another 11 kilometers.
Up to km 17 it was a fairly easy hike with moderate climbs, with the exception of the hike around the Partnach Gorge. The remaining 6 kilometers are really tough: 1100 vertical meters have to be overcome.
Those who have made it to kilometer 22 can either take a gondola from the Zugspitzplatt station or tackle the last 350 meters in altitude on an initially very slippery surface. Actually, I was completely exhausted, but at that point I couldn't just give up.
The peak was completely overrun at least on that day and the following title had a headline: "Tourism collapse at the Zugspitze: Excursions storm without equipment to the summit - state road close" :-)
August 2, 2020