Having spent the night at the Stüdlhütte hut – the closest you will get to the majestic Großglockner peak along the Eagle Walk – the route heads southward through improbably gorgeous landscape. Reaching Pfortscharte ridge along the Johann-Stüdl-Weg trail, stop to take in newly emerging views of the Salmhütte and wave a hello to the neighbouring Austrian province of Carinthia. Then follow the Luckner Weg trail to the Glorerhütte at Berger Törl, from where a scenic trail ambles down through rolling alpine meadows into the valley of Bergerbach. Eventually you will reach the end of the Eagle Walk at the Lucknerhaus hut. From here, the scenic Kals Glocknerstraße road snakes down to Kals. Getting to the destination is a cause for celebration, and the sunny lodge is a good place to call it a day and savour the last spectacular views of the Großglockner.
Eagle View ·In this area, where the forces of nature have conspired to create an improbably gorgeous landscape, you can reveal some of nature’s secrets along delightful learning trails such as the “Geo Trail” on the Luckner Weg path and the “Glocknerspur – ThinkMountains” trail that has its trailhead at the Lucknerhaus hut. On this last segment, look back and note the majestic Großglockner rising as an elegant pyramid.
Eagle Kick ·Using plenty of fixed cable as support, the way across 2,800-metre Pfortscharte negotiates a rocky terrain of narrow ledges, shelves, little gullies and scrambling pitches. In many places there’s considerable exposure, but invariably in such places you will find adequate cable support. There is also the danger of getting struck by lightning; it is not recommended to take this hike in rain and thunderstorm. Always check the latest weather forecast.