Johannes R headed home on the train in the morning and Johannes D and I went for a speedy walk/run. We headed up to Hochkalter. It’s a challenging walk with some unsecured free climbing sections. We did the entire trip in 5:30 hours which seemed pretty good as the guide said 6 hours in one direction.
Above left: Johannes and I set off for another day mission, this time up the mountain Hochkalter. Above right: There were some scrambly bits along the way. This is just before an ungraded steep scramble.
Above: We reached the ridge above the hut and continued up the rocky ascent.
Above: There was another section of climbing. This time enough that it is graded UIAA II so not difficult. We took care on the section and continued.
Above: We continued ascending.
Above: We got to the summit pretty quickly.
Above: Posing at the Hochkalter summit.
Above left: It was then back down into the valley Above right: We took a dip in the lake to cool off.