It’s raining during the night and since it hasn’t stopped in the morning, we sleep in. Then put our raincoats on and walk about 8km towards Latschau, where we take the cable car (it’s unattended, so we have to board ourselves) and go uphill. The adventures begin immediately, as we incidentally get off too early. It adds another hour to our trip, which isn’t by our schedule, but maybe it’s for good since when we reach the top of the mountain the rain has stopped.
At the beginning, while going to the Kreuzjoch summit, we can see nothing but a mist. Luckily the sky starts to clear out soon enough and we can see bits of the mountain view. Full gorgeous views follow.
Then we make our way to the next mountain top called Geispitze. After having spent some time here for view hunting we proceed downwards to the mountain house Linderhaute. We leave our boots and backpacks in the lobby, and enter the dining area in flowery green slippers. There we have Tyrolese dumpling soup. Although there’s only one dumpling in the soup, it’s tasty and quite nourishing.
The rest of the trip (a long one) to Latschau goes downhill. When we reach our destination it’s completely dark outside. In total we have walked more than 1000m up and 1600m downhill.