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Via ferrata to highest top in Germany

Via ferrata

I arrived Ehrwald (Austria) late in the day and I drove directly to the base of the cable car station. There I was informed about the fire, and that the cable car station had been closed for many months. In fact I didn’t care, because my plan was to scale the peak by fair means (using my own legs). According to the map posted on a big board outside of the visitor centre, there was a rather easy but exposed route to the summit. I also read it was a 1700m vertical gain in altitude, a demanding ascent by any standards. The campsite, conveniently situated opposite to the cable car station, seemed to include all basic facilities, thus I decided to stay there for the night. The next day I started to hike early in the morning, and the first part of the trail went through a green forest. After a while >>>