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Tour Tschigat

Saturday 20 July 2002

Route: Starting from Tirol we took the cable car to the Hochmut, and walked to the Oberkaser using the Jägersteig. We passed the Langsee and climbed the Große Rötelspitze, at 2295m. After a long and deserved rest we returned to the Langsee and walked up to the Milchseen (milk lakes) and then walked up to the Milchseescharte (2688m). Here we bivouacked in a place resembling more a box of cookies rather than a refuge.

image Martha and I on the Rötelspitze
Martha and I on the Rötelspitze
(20 July 2002)
image Finally at 5 pm we reached the Milchseescharte, ...
Finally at 5 pm we reached the Milchseescharte, ...
(20 July 2002)
image ...the last station for this day.
...the last station for this day.
(20 July 2002)

Sunday 21 July 2002

Route: We got up at 4AM, managed somehow to find the Hals-Jöchl (2808m) in the dark, and climbed up to the top of the Mount Tschigat (2998m). Then we returned via the Kamin to the Milchseen and returned to Tirol through Sprons valley.

image At 4am the way would be much easier to find,...
At 4am the way would be much easier to find,...
(21 July 2002)
image ...if our torch would work.
...if our torch would work.
(21 July 2002)
image The first rays of light
The first rays of light
(21 July 2002)
image and the following ones.
and the following ones.
(21 July 2002)
image Don't think at the fact that we must return the whole way!
Don't think at the fact that we must return the whole way!
(21 July 2002)
image The first couple of meters are done.
The first couple of meters are done.
(21 July 2002)
image Today...
Today...
(21 July 2002)
image ...is...
...is...
(21 July 2002)
image ...Groundhog day!
...Groundhog day!
(21 July 2002)