Nagelfluhkette run

Tane turned up on Thursday evening for a few days before he heads down to Italy. Today we decided to stretch our legs and took the train to Immenstadt in the morning. After a quick fuel stop (hot chocolate, quark mandarin cake thing, and a chocolate croissant, yum) we headed up the valley from Immenstadt along the Nagelfluhkette/Panoramaweg following a very similar route to the Immenstadt Gebirgsmarathon.

We sweated along for a few hours, climbing and dropping again. The ridge is very narrow in places with good views down into the valley. Eventually we reached the gondola station on Hochgrat and stopped for germknödel, yum yum. The weather snapped from warm to cold-and-windy and we decided to take the gondola down. Unfortunately due to the wind they stopped the gondola and we had to wait an hour or so for a window of less wind before being sent down.

Tane setting off from Immenstadt  (Running Nagelfluhkette)_resizeTane ascending Stuiben 2 (Running Nagelfluhkette)_resizeTane running along the Nagelfluhkette (Running Nagelfluhkette)_resize

Above left: We set off from Immenstadt after stuffing our faces with delicious goodies from the bakery. Above middle: We headed up the valley and over a number of peaks including Stuiben here. Above right: When it was flat enough we ran.

Tane at Rindalphorn (Running Nagelfluhkette)_resizeCris on Hochgrat (Running Nagelfluhkette)_resizeTane at Hochgrat 2 (Running Nagelfluhkette)_resize

Above left: Tane did some reading along the way. Above middle: Cris did some posing. Above right: Sometimes we thought we were in Nepal.

The Germans should be more confident about their culinary abilities_resize

Above: The weather turned rubbish and we took the gondola down from Hochgrat. We decided against the German cuisine. There was something wrong with their advertising campaign.

Nagelfluhkette run: Moving time: 3:00:28  Dst: 16.6 km Ascent: 1838 m

Strava goodness:

2 thoughts on “Nagelfluhkette run

  1. Obviously you needed to eat more chocolate croissants – in order to weight down the gondola and protect it from the winds

  2. Well we did put in a good effort at the bakery before we started the run but we had probably sweated them all out by the time we got to the gondola. I shall take note of your advice for next time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *