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
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…
The “children” of the Watzmann, due to a saga the relentless king Watzmann and his family have been turned into rock by the gods…
Here one can see the relays of the via ferrata
There were professional climbers, too… But the capricorn was completely ignoring us.
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.
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…
The Mittelspitze is the point of no return, as the Watzmann actually consists of two summits: Suedspitze (2713m) and the Mittelspitze (2712m).
Gorgeous view to Königsee and Obersee.
St. Bartholomä at the Königsee
Another steep descent…
We climbed down there…
View onto the Watzmann east flank sporting the famous Watzmann Ostwand in the background.
The Watzmann (Suedspitze)
The descent, that’s when the trip got really hard… But we finally made it, everyone battered and beaten, but happy and proud.