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Alpen Tage 6 Obergurgl - Rotmoosjoch

Dotted lines: #notatrail

We went through Rotmoosferner in late June 2018 and found that climbing from the glacier to the ridge required snowshoes (slope > 70 degrees) due to deep unpacked snow. Visiting the Rotmoosferner trail is recommended to see the amazing rock debris left by the glacier melt. However, continuing the footpath to cross over the mountain ridge should only be done with proper equipment. The rock slides are unstable and the ridge does not appear to have existing rock climbing attachments to clip into, unlike other ridge crossing trails in the Alps. There is a dotted trail on some maps to cross the ridge to get to the Zwickauer Hütte which can be found as an unmarked footpath (missing red/white markers on the ground). After the ground turns to snow and shifting rock, the path can be followed using GPS from the Ratmoosferner to the Ratmoosjoch. Note: dotted trails are seasonal unmarked mountaineering trails which require rock climbing equipment. Locals said it is…

Alpen Tage 5 Huben - Langenfeld - Huben

Alpen Tage 4 Huben Feuersteinweg

Alpen Tage 3 Memminger Hütte - Zams

Alpen Tage 2 Kemptner Hütte - Memminger Hütte

Sleeping with ear plugs was magical, we had bread an meusli mit Milch und Milch cafe for breakfast. We got our things and went outside to fill the water bag and prep the bags for the day.

(pict of you sitting with your backpack)

We climbed out of the crater to a amazing view with shrubs. To the first crossing to another country into Austria by walking. We walked down, about halfway down passed a cafe which wasn't open yet (it was still only 8 am).

(Some pict of the view & ice maybe)

We saw the sign taking about the taxi from the town to Madau base of the mountain, we decided to take the walk to at least the Bach town, and reevaluate there since it would be our longest day and didn't appear to be normal to walk it.

The hills and fields were beautiful, we got to town changed from our boots to our shoes and called for info about the taxi. The dispatch said they didn't know when the taxi would be back. We went to the market to re-supply a bit, got meat and cheese and nect…

Alpen Tage 1 Obersdorf - Kemptner Hütte

We woke up early to get the 8am train. We walked by the trout to say goodbye, got coffee and our tickets.

The train platform listed two trains stopping at 8am, on the same platform. While we waited in the sun the train arrived. After waiting a few minutes we asked the conductor who was getting off his shift if that train went to Oberstdorf, he said yes, almost missing the train that was in our faces, in that zugteil, fortunately right on the platform where we had been waiting.

Inside the train car, the destination confirmed that it was going to Oberstdorf. Basically we found out it wasn't two trains that stopped, but instead one train with two engines, which would split mid way, the front engine continuing to au.. while the back engine to Oberstdorf!

We walked through the ski village of Oberstdorf, bought a prezel tomato and cheese sandwich and then found the foot path that led up into the mountains.

We heard our first cacophony of cow bells in the hills

(Pict/Video of cow)


Hiking the E5

Next week we are going for a hike, a hike across the alps.