A relaxing week in Salzburg 

After the weeks of hiking and sleeping in huts, I desperately needed a couple of days to relax and especially a room with bathroom just for myself. I booked a couple of nights in a nice hostel a bit outside of Salzburg as it was not too expensive and especially for the shared kitchen. I…

Bad Tölz – Kloster Schäftlarn – Munich. Final days!

Day 27. Bad Tölz – Kloster Schäftlarn. There is not much left to tell. The story will end tomorrow and we have decided to hike 40km today so that we arrive early in Munich the following day. It’s very flat now but the 40km take their time through forests and along the Isar. We don’t…

Vorderriss – Tutzinger Hütte – Bad Tölz. 

​Day 25. Vorderriss – Tutzinger Hütte. Nice stroll. I need to talk again about breakfast, but the bread rolls were so delicious! Instantly after the breakfast though we have to climb up a few hundred metres of altitude, on steep serpentines. The view of the mountains, river (bed) and clouds is amazing.  Once we are…

​Day 24. Karwendelhaus – Vorderriss. Another easy day.

Our night in the big dormitory with at least 60 other people was not as bad as expected. We take our time in the morning but with so many people getting up and packing their stuff we are awake early anyway. Breakfast is expensive and not even a buffet so we eat our bread instead…

Hall- Hallerangerhaus – Karwendelhaus. Beautiful Karwendel mountains. 

​Day 22. Hall- Hallerangerhaus. Easy day. Yesterday after our trip to Innsbruck we watched TV for the first time in weeks. While preparing the next days and using the Wi-Fi extensively, we watch the Olympics. Then we continue with a stupid music film, sleeping only at 10.30pm…Funny how this has become very late for me…

​Day 21. Tulfeinalm – Hall. Short hike + city break. 

Today we sleep in. Breakfast is at 8am only and we only have to hike down a few hours to Hall on an easy trail and mainly through the forest.  We arrive around noon and can already access our room and have a shower before taking the train to Innsbruck. It’s only ten minutes by…

​Day 20. Lizumer Hut – Tulfeinalm. Sun and climbing! 

What a difference a day makes! The sky is shiny blue this morning and my mood already much better. After our fast breakfast a long day awaits us along the “7-TUXer” trail. We will climb six of the seven summits (all around 2500-2700m altitude) today and don’t even know where to sleep tonight (the regular…

​Day 19. Friesenberghaus – Lizumer Hut. Winterday in August. 

We were settled for a long hiking day, getting up at 6am. Once we are ready however it starts to snow. It was already foggy, but the difficult Friesenbergscharte with some ferrata sections cannot be done if wet (plus snow plus cold). Its a hard but the only viable decision for our level of skills…

Pfunders – Pfitscher Joch – Friesenberghaus. Snow! 

Day 17. Pfunders – Pfitscher Joch Despite waking up several times it was great to be in our own room with good beds. I feel much better rested and the breakfast has several sorts of homemade cheeses! Our stuff has barely dried but it is still raining so the boots will get wet anyway! We set…

Würzjoch – Kreuzwiesenalm – Pfunders. 

Day 15. Würzjoch – Kreuzwiesenalm. After yesterday’s crazy long day I try sleep in (a little but as always I woke up often) and enjoy the four star breakfast for a while. I am so happy now when I get a good breakfast and this will probably not get any better. Having a small dormitory…