Go Climb A Rock!

This is one of these posts that never should appear on a blog.
But I wanted to say sorry for that long period of idleness.

So here are some impressions of a climbing trip I’ve been doing lately afar from not-blogging:

Watzmann (2713m) via ferrata

 

Watzmannhaus

The Watzmannhaus at 1930m which served again as our base camp. This was our third approach for crossing the Watzmann as the years before we didn’t attempt it due to bad weather…

Watzmann

The “children” of the Watzmann, due to a saga the relentless king Watzmann and his family have been turned into rock by the gods…

Rocky arch

Here one can see the relays of the via ferrata

capricorn

There were professional climbers, too… But the capricorn was completely ignoring us.

Pure rock!

That’s what is was about, the magnificient ridge and thus it is said this would be one of the most beautiful hikes in the Alps.

Light and shadow

The play of light and shadow on the opposing mountain flank held a stunning view and the weather always put us under the tension as seemed to turn bad any time. But luckily it didn’t – we would have been into more serious trouble as we already were…

Mittelspitze

The Mittelspitze is the point of no return, as the Watzmann actually consists of two summits: Suedspitze (2713m) and the Mittelspitze (2712m).

Königsee and Obersee

Gorgeous view to Königsee and Obersee.

St. Bartholomä

St. Bartholomä at the Königsee

Another descent

Another steep descent…

We climbed down there…

Watzmann Ostwand

View onto the Watzmann east flank sporting the famous Watzmann Ostwand in the background.

The Watzmann (Suedspitze)

The Watzmann (Suedspitze)

 

 

Watzmann

The descent, that’s when the trip got really hard… But we finally made it, everyone battered and beaten, but happy and proud.

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