Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Monday, 16 July 2018

'Summer in the Alps' Day 15 - Berger-See-Hütte Circuit

Monday 16 July 2018

Sue and I were joined by Andrea and Thomas for this lovely walk to the south of Pragraten in the Virgental valley.

Time constraints preclude a detailed entry, but suffice to say we all enjoyed a fine day out with wonderful views despite the occasional rain shower.

A long haul up to the hut saw us travelling only marginally faster than two small children. But we were there in time to be enjoying a plate of apfelstrudel by the time the hail started. In order to remain dry, this necessitated a long stop. 

A rain free walk to a small bothy for lunch saw us sheltering from more precipitation. I was furthest in, so hardly noticed the rain.

A belvedere path used by motor cycles to supply the hut took us to a lookout adorned with a wooden pyramidal structure at 2375 metres - the day's high point.

The belvedere continued along the Lasörling Hohenweg, with fine views of the Venediger range, before dropping sedately to the Lasnitzenalm Hütte at 1900 metres, surrounded by friendly cows.

After more refreshments we continued down a motorable track to a left turn at a hairpin bend. This took us down to path number 68, signed to Pragraten. Large beds of wild strawberries were soon encountered.

Eventually reaching the car at around 5.45pm, we were back at Hotel Hinteregger by soon after 6pm, our latest finish of the trip so far.

Today: 18km, 1200 metres ascent
 
Today's pictures:
The Virgental
Lunch in a bothy
Yellow Rattle
On the belvedere path
Belvedere viewpoint

Herb Paris was seen today, as well as many different saxifrage and orchids.

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