Hohe Ifen hiking, Kleinwalsertal
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The route Reisfresser (5c) on Yin-Yang-Platte, Sandbalm. The first two belay
stands are drawn, as are the bolts of pitch 1 if one looks close enough. There's more cracks in the beginning, still mostly slab climbing.
Alpenrose along the path down from Kuhgehrensiptze to Innere Kuhgehrenalpe.
Moss campion / Stängellose Leimkraut / Fjällglim
Markus dancing along the aid traverse of Diehlkante, Dent de Ruth. We have a few old memory scars from blank traverses, and didn't look forward to thin one. Imagine, then, after a long day of little alpine surprises, the joy at finding this last difficulty of the day not only manageable - but even fun!
A flowering meadow near Ifersguntalpe. Species include different Ranunculus, yellow Crepis biennis, and the purple orchids that are likely Dactylorhiza majalis or Dactylorhiza lapponica.
Hohe Ifen in lush mid-summer green.
View to Hohe Ifen from near Ifersguntenalpe
Flower meadow by Hohe Ifen
Dandelions and Red campion are well known. The white flowers are either Ranunculus aconitifolius or Ranunculus platanifolius - they are hard to tell apart.
Cotton-grass meadows above Schwarzwassertal.
Elferkopf and Zwölferkopf, with Grosser Widderstein behind.
Panorama from Kuhgehrenspitze: Hammerspitze, Elferkopf and Zwölferkopf, Grosser Widderstein and Walmendingerhorn, among others.
A view back from the upper end of Rappenalptal. The ferrata to Schrofenpass is soon to begin.
Alpenrose along the path
Hohe Ifen view from Kuhgehrenspitze.
The traversing path to Kuhgehrenspitze from the saddle beneath Kanzelwand. Hammerspitze guarding above.
New fancy summit cross adored with a just as fancy bike, at Kuhgehrenspitze.
Starting down the path to Bärgunttal. While an S1-S2 here, we'd estimate the rest to an enduring S4. A difficulty where some in our team get to enjoy theis limits, and others must simply push the bike...
Most of the path between Widdersteinhütte and the pass down to Bärgunttal is a narrow and rocky traversing trail along the steep flank of Grosser Widderstein. What a relief, with a few meters of very easy terrain!
Part of the long ridge of Hindelanger Klettersteig. The higher summit to the left should be Zwiebelstränge (2100 m).
Among others, a group of purple Alpine Sainfoin; Alpen-Süßklee
Having passed the Nebelhorn middle station, we descend by foot to Obersdorf. It is a long way, with 1100 meter altitide drop, but the surroundings are stunning.
Some firn left on the path back to the Nebelhorn lift station.
Two small mountain lakes are passed at descent; first Laufbichlsee (left), then Koblatsee (right).
View to Retterschwangertal and the town Sonthofen far below.
View back to the Hindelanger Klettersteig in its entirety, as seen from Grosser Daumen.
Finally, the last peak before Grosser Daumen at the Hindelanger ferrata.
Another peak to ascend, at the last section of Hindelanger Klettersteig.
Descending another ladder at the last section of Hindelanger Klettersteig.
Descending another long ladder at the last section of Hindelanger Klettersteig.
Ascending one of the last no-name peaks of Hindelanger Klettersteig.
One of hte last towers before Grosser Daumen.
Walking terrain at the last third of the Hindelanger ferrata. Though there are still some peaks to pass...
Could these be the last few peaks before Grosser Daumen...? (Question of the day.)
Summer green Retterschwangertal.
Panorama view over the lush Retterschwangertal.
On the last third of Hindelanger Klettersteig, with much of the route behind.
Starting up on the slabs of a no-name, but gorgeous summit on the last third of Hindelanger Kletterstaig.
A somewhat tricky down-climb on the Hindelanger Klettersteig.
A somewhat tricky down-climb near the end of Hindelanger Klettersteig.
A gorgeous summits on the Hindelanger ferrata.
Another pair of beautiful summits, on the last third of the ferrata before Grosser Daumen.