Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Austria - Day 7

Saturday 15 July 2017 - Essener Rostocker Hut to Johannis Hütte (2121 metres)

8 km
600 metres ascent
3.5 hours
18000 steps

A walk in light rain and snow over the Turmljoch pass (2790 metres).

The rain ceased on the descent to Johannis Hütte, but on the way the snow was up to a few inches deep, with patches of moss campion poking through.

We met two people near the pass, but that was our sole encounter on the walk. Sue and I were delayed on the pass as she lost an overmitt and went on a futile search whilst I sunbathed.

The Johannis Hütte was crammed with people taking lunch. We squeezed in and enjoyed soup, spag bol and a luxury salad.

Laundry and showering then kept us busy until Markus, our good friend from Dornbirn, arrived soon after 3.30.

In the interests of being sociable I'll end this entry now and hope that this and yesterday's postings will 'post' if I buy half an hour's WiFi. 

Pictures are chronological - note Johannis Hütte in the bottom image.


Gayle said...

Could you arrange some more good weather, please? I'd like to see those views under blue skies ;-)

Phreerunner said...

Day 8 will provide, Gayle. Markus has brought good weather. He says hello to you and Mick.
Sent from a sunny 2958 metres.