Due to a very unstable forecast we wanted to do a short walk in the morning which was close to Munich. We ended up deciding on a circuit including the Hochries. As we set off in the morning the weather was lovely, however as we approached the ridge the cloud started to build and we found ourselves in the cloud hoping that this wasn’t a sign of an impending storm, earlier than forecast. Nonetheless we continued and enjoyed some fleeting atmospheric views and some wonderful views in the brief moments without any cloud.

As we descended from Feichteck the cloudbase seemed to lift slightly and meant that we had enjoyable views while walking along the ridge to Hochries. Here we enjoyed an early lunch at the Alm on the summit, before making a hasty retreat back down to the car.

Atmospheric clouds at the col between Feichteck and Karkopf
In the clouds on the ascent to Feichteck
Wonderful alpine flowers and the Wilder Kaiser
On the ascent up to Hochries
Descending from Hochries
Total distance: 10.89 km
Max elevation: 1568 m
Min elevation: 778 m
Total climbing: 923 m
Total descent: -908 m
Download file: Hochries_reduced.gpx