Ranking among the supreme ridge-running, cloud-probing, flower-swaying, peak-peering jaunts in all of the Lechtal Alps, this stage to the Memminger Hütte hut will have you hopping with joy with its nonstop horizon-spanning views of jagged ridges, cirques, flanks and colossal summits, though you'll work hard to reap those rewards. Once on the ridgetop, the trail passesthe 2,657-metre Großbergspitze mountain and 2,612-metre Großbergkopf peak along a precipice that is assisted by a fixed anchoring system of cables. A vigorous climb switchbacks up to the Seescharte ridge. Beyond, it’s a knee-jarring descent to the Memminger Hütte, where a necklace of three sparkling alpine lakes is flanked by rocky peaks.
Eagle View · From this peak-packed, view-granting ridge high in the Lechtal Alps, stand mesmerised, frozen in awe, utterly fixated by the Patroltal Valley. Gaze down to the valley end, carpeted in vivid greenery and sprinkled with delicate-needled larches. From the top of Großbergspitze peak you can enjoy a superb panorama of nearly every peak in the surrounding area.
Eagle Kick · You’ll need to turn your focus from the scenery to your feet as you tackle the steep and exposed descent from the Großbergkopf peak. Peak baggers may want to nab the two Spießrutenspitzen summits, including a bit of scrambling (rated II and IV on the climbing difficulty scale).
Tip! There is a Black Diamond Service Station at the Württemberger Haus, where hikers who have broken a walking pole or lost a glove can get a free replacement.