Now that I had to shuttle to Innsbruck from time to time to visit some apartments I did not want to leave the time in between unused. That’s how I spontaneously teamed up with a friend from work, Natascha, and her friend Naomi, who were both also motivated for some trips into the mountains. We decided to go to Zell am See, where we could live at Naomi’s’ fathers’ place and use it as a base for our trips. Originally we were motivated to do some via-Ferrata climbs, yet we did not manage to get some equipment rented the two girls. Still, this wasn’t too bad, as there were tons of places accessible by foot only. With that on our plan, we decided to make an attempt on the Gleiwitzer Höhenweg, where we would also spend the night on the Gleiwitzer Hut in the National Park. Though, one issue was, that there has been an early snow event of over 50 cm above 2500 meters of altitude, which forced us to turn around at a certain point. At least I could still thick off two summits, as I had brought my crampons to find hold o the snow. From those summits, I could set my eyes on the magnificent summits of the Glockner Group as well as the big Mooserboden lakes.
On the third day the two ladies helped Naomi’s dad on a golf event, however, I decided to hike onto another summit of a nice mountain with spectacular views of the whole Tauern Range. After that trip, we all spent another rest day just by the lake and enjoyed the late summer heat.
For the last day of our little trip together we did a hike in the upper Stubach Valley. There we got past the Tauernmoos-Reservoir up into the Glacier World Weisssee. Again we found ourselves in the high alpine where we roamed between glacier lakes and creeks, colourful late summer meadows and, of course, between some glaciers. Again we had done a spectacular tour which is motivation for more to come. I can say for sure, that I will end up in the National Park Hohe Tauern more often in the next few years.