Day 48 : Verpeil Hutte – Braunschweiger Hutte 28th July 2013

Leaving Verpeil hutte 6am.Going up to the Madatschjoch and Kaunergrat hutte.

Kaunergrat hutte marked 4h30 by Verpeiljoch or 4h by Madatschjoch.

8:05am 3030m Aperes Madatschjoch (highest point since Monaco).

Kaunergrat hutte marked 1h.

Last +200m very steep on unstable ground and stones (lines on both right and left side but not all the way to the top).Going down steeply with line all the way then vertical ladder and steps in place to get down in between the rocks.

8:45am 2817m Kaunergrathutte

Nice view on the Watzespitze 3532m

Riffleseehutte uber marked 3h15.Cottbuser Hohenweg.

10:35am 2380m a line and stairs in place to go vertically down & up.View on Mittelberg from here

11:40am 2300m Sunnaalm.Nice ski area around here.Great slopes and surrondings (called Gletscherpark).would love to come back here winter time

1:30pm leaving sunnaalm

2:40pm 1763m Mittelberg.Gletscherstube marked 30mins.Pitzaler Jochl marked 4h30.Back on the E5 and via alpina yellow trail

3:15pm 1930m Braunschweiger hutte marked 2h30.
2 ways : left by uber Jagersteig or right by uber wasserfal

4:50pm 2759m Braunschweiger hutte.
Pitztaler Jochl marked 1h

Distance covered : 31,4km
Walking time : 7h45
Resting time : 3h15
Altitude : 2759m
Weather : sunny and windy
Date : sunday 28th july 2013

9,5euros for a bed at Braunschweiger hutte (170beds available).
1euros for a less than 60s hot shower.The inside of the hutte is new,comfortable and super clean.
Nice view on the Rifflsee from here.

Another great day, must be in the top5 favorite since Monaco. At least 3 different panoramas, most day over 2000m, alpine action going up & down vertically, one pass over 3000m, sunny and cool wind, sight of glacier, …

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On the way up to Madatschjoch

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Panorama at the foot of Madatschjoch

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Panorama from Madatschjoch

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Going down vertical from Madatschjoch

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Watzespitze 3532m

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Panorama from nearby kraunergrat hutte

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Watzespitze view going down on Cottbuser hohenweg

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Panorama Cottbuser hohenweg

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Pitzal valley view from Cottbuser hohenweg

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Mittelberg, Mittelberg glacier view from Cottbuser hohenweg

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Rifflsee

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Rifflsee panorama

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Verpeil hutte – Madatschjoch – Kaunergrat hutte – Rifflsee – Sunnaalm – Mittelberg map

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Impressive water coming down Rifflsee

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Going up to Braunschweiger hutte

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Waterfall on the way to Braunschweiger hutte

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Looking down to Mittelberg on the way to Braunschweiger hutte

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Glacier near Braunschweiger hutte

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Panorama at Braunschweiger hutte

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Another panorama at Braunschweiger hutte

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Sunset at Braunschweiger hutte

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