Starting at a little under 2,400 metres (8,000 feet) in elevation and never dropping below 1,700 metres (6,100 feet), your hike on the Lechtal Alps’ airy ridges will provide miles of dramatic views. The elevation gain and loss is constant on this walk, but that just allows for constantly varying angles of the beauty that surrounds you. Start off by gaining Flarschjoch Col, Knappenböden Floors and Alperschonjoch Col; beyond either tackle the steep, rough, and technical Haas-Weg Trail or opt for an easier alternative. Is it about the journey or the destination? You decide. The final push to Kaiserjochhaus Lodge, taking you up to an elevation of 2,310 metres, is another exposed scramble with a fixed anchoring system of cables. But it's all worth it. At the end of the day, Kaiserjochhaus Lodge extends a warm welcome and a sincere invite to call it a day.
Eagle View ·Peak baggers may want to nab the pinnacle of 2,388-metre Malatschkopf Peak east of Kaiserjochhaus Lodge, from where the ascent starts; steep, rough, and technical, it should not be attempted by those with a fear of heights. If you can safely navigate this trail though, the rewards of this 30 minute detour are breathtaking views of the Stanzertal Valley below.
Eagle Kick ·The section across the rugged terrain south of Vorderseespitze Peak is called Haas-Weg Trail—and this demanding rock scramble can be treacherous and intimidating to an unseasoned hiker. The steep drop-offs and jagged flanks are assisted by a fixed anchoring system of cables; it's not dangerous, but hikers skittish on ledges may want to opt for another trail, descending from Alperschonjoch Col and passing Vordersee Lake to get back to the original High Trail.