Dear Christine, I sorry/happy to report that today you missed a great walk. The journey along the main ridge of the Tuxer
up its billing as one of the best days on the journey from Munich to Venice. Perhaps not as good for my money as the main day in the Karwendel, or indeed the days in the Dolomites, but epic none the less. Alps lived
|On the ridge above the Glungezer Hütte
Firstly more information on last night's Glungezer Hütte. The food, including the breakfast was really good, much better than the usual hut fare and restaurant standard. It's amazing that a hut that can't provide enough water to let its guests have a shower can dish up such wonderful grub. Although the food was much better than expected I didn't sleep well, it was just too hot. There were all the usual noises and smells plus a very
|Light weight hiking
|Hard work on the first half of the walk
Unlike last year the weather today was perfect, almost the same as yesterday with clear skies and a gentle cooling breeze. I was down to shorts and T-shirt after about 40 minutes.
I stuck with the three Germans only to be joined by a
one carrying a tiny pack and like me wearing trainers. This was a real speed merchant and soon the group was spread out across the mountain. We all regrouped on top of the Rosenjoch (2796m) the highest of the six little summits climbed along the ridge and took pictures. The views were excellent. To the northwest we could see the Zugspitze in Germany, to the southwest we were looking down into the Brenner Pass and beyond that Italy and to the southeast the huge white Hintertux glacier dominated the horizon. forth
After the Rosenjoch the walking became a lot easier and apart from a few treacherous descents easy. I went ahead with the speed merchant (Gerald) who turned out to be an interesting young man who amongst other things has walked the length of New Zealand and is planning a trip along the Pacific Crest Trail.
|One of 7 mini-summits
We arrived at Lizumer at about three o'clock and despite some lengthy stops about 30 minutes ahead of schedule. I had soup with two different sorts of dumpling, each the size of a cricket ball and then went for a much needed shower.
you will recall is a modern hut with good facilities. Not sure if you remember the Lizumer woman who runs the place with her Tiawanese she has a smart new haircut. Also still here is the enormous slobbering dog. husband but
|At last - Lizumer
After last night I've splashed out and instead of paying 11 Euros for the dormitory payed 16 for a place in a four berth
. I will let you know if this improves the lack of sleep situation.