Blog Posts in Category: Walking

Hinteres Hörnle

The weather forecast for this weekend changed every day last week, one day it was sunny, the next raining, then sunny again, but it generally settled on not very good, but possibly dry. We elected to stay as far north as possible in the hope that the edge of the mountains had the better weather, and based on the views this seemed like a good decision. We decided to head back to Hinteres Hörnle, which I skied earlier this year with Helen. On our walk up it became apparent that we could not do our planned descent due to closures due to logging, however as it turned out this meant we did a far nicer loop. The ascent was fairly steep up in the woods, however it was fascinating seeing the incredibly bright green spring leaves, especially with the contrast against the evergreen trees. As we emerged above the treeline it was clear that we had made a good decision to stay north, as there was lots of cloud about, and it was very hazy. We made good time up to the summit, briefly enjoyed the view and then quickly. Read the full article…

Vorderunnütz

Poor weather dominated most of the bank holiday weekend in Bavaria, however thankfully there was a brief abatement to the rain in the mountains from Sunday evening to Monday late morning. After enjoying sunset at Ammersee last night, Rob and I made the most of the easing of restrictions and headed over the Austrian border to the Achensee. Our peak was the Vorderunnütz, which turned out to be a lovely walk with excellent views of the local Austrian peaks. Given the rain which was forecast from 11, we met relatively early at 7:30 expecting to get fairly wet on the descent, but hoping to get to the summit before the rain. Despite a number of photo stops, we made excellent time on the ascent over 1100m in just over 2 hours, which certainly got the blood flowing! Despite the lack of sunlight, the views were excellent as the air was clear, and it was great to be out in another new area. We could see the weather closing in as we started the descent, but due to a quick descent we were almost back before the rain really set in.. Read the full article…

Über die drei Kampen

After the effort of the snow up high the previous day we were keen to have a slightly easier day, a few weeks previously from the Hirschberg I had noticed a ridge which looked excellent, and more importantly with a high point of only 1600m. It was a fairly long walk in in the woods from Lenggries to the Hirschtalsattel, however the woods provided us with some shelter from the sun.

Friederspitz and Frieder

Having not been in the mountains for a while, combined with a week with a mixture of fresh snow and rain in the mountains, before it suddenly warmed up for the weekend, it was hard to know how high we could go without the snow being very hard work. We took a chance and headed to Frieder as we knew the view from the top with the clear air that we were expecting would be brilliant. On the drive towards the mountains in the morning it was quite clear that the air was indeed very clear, and a good sign of the views we were going to have. From the car park we gained 400m easily up a forrest track, and then another 500m easily up a winding path to just below the Frieder-Alm. Here we met the snow, and our progress slowed down significantly. Thankfully another team had gone up in front of us, so we mostly had food prints to follow, however this did not make progress easy. The difficult progress was more than made up for by the stunning views in every direction. We could see well. Read the full article…