Day 10 to Pfitscherjoch

“Ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao” – today I crossed the alpine border to Italy! It was the most exhausting but also the most amazing day so far: We left the cozy “Geraer Hütte” at 7.15am and went all the way up to the “Alpeinerscharte” to cross the pass at 2.948 m and almost 0 degree. It was a tough ascent, one of us got heavy breathing problems, but as a group we managed the way to the other side, where the snow was more slushy and easier to decent. It was a beautiful view to the “Zillertaler Hauptkamm” and many more mountains I cannot name. After many snow and boulder fields we followed a long rocky trail around the mountains, saw the huge “Schlegeisspeicher” from above and made it finally to the big “Pfitscherjochhaus“, the last hour in rain and being pretty tired.

Highlight of the day

Crossing the border from Austria to Italy up in the mountains, after 211 km of hiking since Munich.

  • 12.2 km
  • 5 hr and 30 min (no break)
  • 888 m up / 877 m down
  • Highest point: 2.948 m
  • Lowest point: 2.145 m

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