** longer description follows **Father-son tour to the Wildspitze (at 3,768m the second highest mountain in Austria and only surpassed by the Ortler in Tyrol) ...Ascent early in the morning via the normal route over the Mittelkarjoch and the climbing part to the southwest ridge to the south summit with the summit cross. Then crossing both peaks and descent from the north summit to the Taschachferner and transition to and further descent over the Rofenkarferner (crevices !!!).Base: Breslauer Hütte and arrival on the Wilde Mannle (3,023m) the day before.Attention: long glacier tour and definitely only undertake with appropriate knowledge and a guide!
about 17 hours ago
- 06:558.52 mi1.2 mph1,775 ft5,325 ft
Energy-sapping but great ridge hike / climbing from the Timmelsjoch (border between North and South Tyrol) to the Brunnenkogelhaus and down to Sölden.A total of three almost 3000m peaks are exceeded: Wilde Rötespitze (2,966m), Rotkogel (2,894m), Brunnenkogel (2,775m).In the first part, still flat over alpine pastures and blockworks, it gets down to business no later than the ascent to the ridge. Exposed passages must be committed and blocks on the ridge must be climbed. Absolute surefootedness and fitness are required and you should be able to climb a bit in the section on the Brunnenkogel. A chain helps in two or three places, but the path is otherwise unsecured.The panorama alone from the Brunnenkogel summit with the hut on the upstream rock spur and Ötztal in the background compensates for the hardships (the Tiroler Gröstl, which is served there, is not bad either ...).Important: there is no way down to the Brunnenkogelhaus (and the way down to Sölden is also huge). In any case, find out about the weather report, because up there you don't want to be caught by a weather change / thunderstorm (there is no protection).Tip: start with the first bus to the yoke, then you can take an additional break on the descent at the Alm (closes at 5:00 p.m.).
4 days ago
Great via ferrata tour at the very end of the Pitztal.From the parking lot in Mittelberg it goes along the road of the Braunschweiger Hütte (attention: E5 cross-alpine hikers cross) to the start of the first climb (adventure via ferrata). After a charming climb and an exciting rope bridge over the raging waterfall of the Pitze, which is fed by the meltwater of the glacier and the snow fields, the difficult ridge attracts and a crisp cross-corridor has to be climbed. The entrance to the second climb is then a few meters further up the E5 hiking trail. The marmot trail is a little longer and works largely without artificial climbing aids (thanks to the great, grippy rock, that's no problem at all). Very good, you don't see that often in the medium difficulty levels.For demanding climbers there are two more, higher-rated climbs in the climbing park, but the combination of adventure and marmot via ferrata is a great mix of challenge and pleasure. Overall, Mr. Sohnemann and I would rate the tour with difficulty level B (up to rope bridge A, also at the top at the exit). On the topo, two three places are indicated with C in the marmot trail, but these are IMO a little easier).After getting off, the descent is conveniently via the E5 mountain path to the Gletscherstube - so there is still a delightful mountain hike on the way back - and from there above the road via the legend path.Tip: Definitely stop off on the terrace of the Gletscherstüberl after the tour. You can seldom enjoy your Gröstl with such a bombastic rock panorama!
6 days ago
- 04:316.67 mi1.5 mph2,700 ft325 ft
A varied tour over the Gurgler via ferrata, the Schönwieshütte and the Rotmoostal to the mountain station on the Hohe Mut (2,670m).It starts in Obergurgel (it is best to park in the multi-storey car park, otherwise easy to get to by bus from Sölden) and the entrance to the gurgler Zirbenwald via ferrata begins directly with a neeven-sapping Nepal bridge (real Indiana Jones feeling). The path itself is superbly laid out and runs partially exposed above the raging Gurgler Ache. The key point (C / D) in the upper third has a common overhang (a locking loop is useful when hanging around), but can be bypassed on the right.After getting off (about 1.5 hours you should plan in) it goes over the beautiful, shady stone pine path and the waterfall up into the Rotmoostal and to the modern Schönwieshütte. Those who started early can linger here and have a good time. But be careful! The last descent of the mountain railway from the Hohen Mut starts at 4 p.m., so it is best to continue at around 2 p.m. in order to reach the mountain station on time.Tip: If you have (too much) time or are not afraid of the descent, you can hike through the Rotmoostal to the end and only then switch to the ridge path to Hohe Mut (allow another 2 hours extra).
7 days ago
Crisp ascent to the Nederkogel - with 3,163m THE dominating mountain at the end of the inner Ötztal. Its summit pyramid towers majestically over Sölden and literally cries out for an ascent.The tour begins at the Lenzenalm and quickly develops into a demanding mountain hike with steep gravel fields, long block climbing and snow fields on the summit ridge. Long and exhausting.If you are already flat halfway on the Nedersee, you should better turn around, because then the difficulties only begin ... and it pulls and pulls and pulls itself. However, in the last part of the ascent, attractive climbing over rock and firn on the summit ridge and the bombastic view compensate for the exertion.Tip: The Alm is open until 5 p.m., so you should start early ...
July 21, 2021
- 06:148.92 mi1.4 mph3,375 ft3,350 ft
First stable entry for the longer tours in and above the Ötztal.A nice 8 from the hiking car park in Köfels up to the Wenderkogel (steep and strenuous) and further over the ridge path (here and there delightful scrambling over Blockwerk) and over the Schartle to the Walweg (gentle ascent) and on to the Frischmannhütte ... return via the Fundusalm , the Schartle and the Standardweg (the 1000hms stretch quite a bit on the descent) ...A great tour, if you are not afraid of the miserable drag on the climb to the ridge path ...
July 19, 2021
At the beginning of the week, Mr. Sohnemann couldn't go on the class trip to Sanssouci ... So on the WE off to the great Potsdam round deluxe with the most important castles and sights ...New Palais, Sanssouci, Belvedere, Ruinsberg, Cecilienhof, Babelsberg ... everything is included. Bonus: Glienicke Bridge and the rebuilt Potsdam City Palace.Attention: take enough to drink with you in the heat and sun or stop by regularly on the way, the tour is long!
June 27, 2021
After a long time finally back in Saxon Switzerland: with Mr. Sohnemann to the Falkenstein (see Schusterweg, I still have on my list), then ascent to the Schrammsteine and a quiet lunch break at the breakfast place (great scramble!). Also the legendary Sandholstiege (Edit: Sandreiße!) Viewed from above (also on my list!). Via the well-frequented Schrammsteingratweg and the Rotkehlchenstiege to Schmilka, with an obligatory stop at the organic brewery / bakery ... then return with the hiking steamer to the Elbkai Bad Schandau. Great !! 🤠👌
June 13, 2021
Snow hike in the Rofan (Achensee / Tyrol). First part (morning): Warming up through the deep snow in the direction of the Rofanspitze (lucky, one group wanted to go up and had sped, but got, as far as I could see, increasing problems). Second part (in the afternoon and after a little refreshment at the hut) in the best conditions in the direction of Dalfalzalm and via the normal route up to the striking Rotspitze (with climbing UIAA I; watch out for ice and snow, the challenge is even more demanding !!).
May 23, 2021
Combined hiking and folding bike tour around the picturesque Achensee with a dream panorama. First on foot from Pertisau on the Mariensteig (bicycle ban) to the hiking car park in Achenkirch. From there clockwise with the oldschool Klappi along the bank to the starting point.
May 21, 2021