This day, the Eagle Walk starts gently. Take the Rofan gondola for an effortless and scenic downhill ride from the Erfurter Hütte hut to Maurach and enjoy magnificent views of emerald Lake Achensee. Walk along the southern and south-western lake shore to Pertisau, where you take the paved road into the Falzthurntal Valley, bringing you to the Gasthaus Falzthurn inn and Sennhütte hut. Then, continue along a gravel road to the Gramaialm hut and further on into the valley towards the Lamsenjochhütte hut. The steep gradient will keep you warm as you follow narrow switchbacks up, up, up to reach this hut, which is also the destination of this stage. When you break out onto a col, catch your breath and call it a day: the Lamsenjochhütte hut is the perfect respite for those who have braved the character-building climb leading up to it.
Eagle View ·On your way to the Lamsenjochhütte hut across the Falzthurntal Valley you will enter the lofty Karwendel Mountain Range. Look around at the many cirques. These are concave, circular basins below peaks and ridges that were carved by the base of a glacier. The name “Karwendel” probably comes from the Germani Kérwentil, who owned a farm in the Upper Inntal Valley, somewhere around Scharnitz. The area was called “Kerwéndelau”, the alpine pasture belonging to the farm was named “Karwéndl”.
Eagle Kick ·The use of Tirolean shale oil, which can be bought at the “Vitalberg” (literally “Mountain of Vitality”) in Pertisau, quickly revitalises tired feet again. Its intensive smell is, however, not to everyone's taste. This kind of “doping” has helped experienced hikers to climb to the top of 2,508-metre Lamsenspitze peak – using plenty of fixed cable as support in exposed places.