A long way to go – Conclusion

Posted on Januar 11th, 2016

Now, I have to walk back.
While the sun was climbing in the sky, I was climbing down the mountain. At the begining I was in the shadow of the Wartherhorn but when I was walking around the edge and the sun was a good part higher up in the sky, I was starting to sweat. While I was putting more and more of my clothes in my backpack the sun was climbing higher and higher.
You can belief me, on the top of a mountain and before the sun is visible, it can be very cold. But when the day is starting on this sunny summer day, the temperatures are climbing too. So I was back in the hotel, sweaty and tired, but right for the breakfast. Unfortunately, as you know, it was the day of departure and I had no chance to sleep. Lukily my wive can driving car too, else I don’t know what would happend if I was driving back home :)
And the conclusion is; if you bring up your lazy bones and go for a hike, even or escpecially at night, you will have always a good reminder of a fantastic time.


A long way to go – part 10

Posted on Januar 9th, 2016

Yeehaaa! The sun is here!
After a long night and a steep hike, here is my reward. Slowly was the sun coming up between two peaks. It’s always an impressive feeling to see how beautiful a sunrise can be. Especially in the mountains, where the sunrays are fingering around the peeks and between the valleys.
Finally I get my peak shot and the weekend was saved :) Okay, it’s not the only good thing of this weekend but it was my personal highlight.


A long way to go – part 9

Posted on Januar 6th, 2016

I couldn’t resist…
to show another image before the sun rises. It shows the region I was walking the last afternoon. I like the colors before sun rises and the red clouds. I know it’s a bit corny but I like it anyway :)
I promise the next image will show the sun at the horizon.


A long way to go – part 8

Posted on Januar 2nd, 2016

Way enough time, before the sun says hello!
After the last image, there must be clear, that somewhere is a red lightsource. E voilà, here it is! A wonderfull cloudfree sky with all the red tones of a strong sunrise on the top of a mountain.
The tallest mountain on the right side is called Bieberkopf. The peak marks the border to Germany and if you climbed up and stand on the top, you can plant one foot on Germany and the other on Austria and shout out loud: “Ozapft is!”
But let us simply enjoy the sunrise and wait for the sun.


A long way to go – part 7

Posted on Dezember 31st, 2015

At last on the top!
And enough time til the sunrise, to make some photos in other directions. This picture was taken to the south, where you can see the village of Lech. And no, this is not the sun in the sky. I’m still waiting for the sunrise and I’m doing this not during high noon.
By the way, the big mountain you can see in the image, is the Karhorn, which I wanted to climb but once more the weather doesn’t want it too.



A long way to go – part 6

Posted on Dezember 28th, 2015

I was wrong, there are still some stars visible in the sky.
Time to look back, where I came from. It was steep and the sun is slowly crawling to the horizon, but at the moment we can only see the shadows of the glow before the sunrise or we wouldn’t see any stars.
Although the trail was steep, the steepest part will begin at this position until the top to the peak. At the border of the Wartherhorn on the right side, you can see the top station of the chairlift, where I took my first shot of this night.


A long way to go – part 5

Posted on Dezember 23rd, 2015

Now comes the steep part on this tour.
After I could see the first glow in the eastern sky, on the screen of my camera, by eye I couldn’t see it yet, I know, this would be my last starscape shot for tonight. Until I reached the top, the stars will no longer be visible.
Thereby I don’t miss the sunrise, I will not stop until I reached the gap you can see at the horizon. On the left is the Wartherhorn with antenna on the top. Ah, and by the way, this is sunlight, but reflected by the moon. The sun will be visible one and a half hour later, from the other direction.


A long way to go – part 4

Posted on Dezember 21st, 2015

Hurry up, the sun is coming!
Uh oh, what can the camera see there at the horizon? Is there already the first morning glow visible? It seems I had to walk a good part faster or I will miss the sunrise once more.
But beside the timing problems, it’s nice how the moon is illuminating the landscape. The peak that you can see at the edge of the Wartherhorn is the same mountain you saw on the first image of this tour and it’s called Bieberkopf and it has nothing to do with the youngster who’s trying to stay famous.


A long way to go – part 3

Posted on Dezember 19th, 2015

Yes, it’s still a far way to go.
I should stow my photography gear back in my rucksack and hike a bit faster. The left peak, the Wartherhorn is my destination. The bigger mountain in the center is the Karhorn which was originally my goal, but because of the bad weather I will go to the smaller one on the left. Wich means, I should go now.
By the way, you can see the cables of the funiculars for the daylight tourists? But now, I’m the only person here, up between the mountains.


A long way to go – part 2

Posted on Dezember 17th, 2015

The nature strikes back.
Okay, not that hard and probably it was anyway my fault. After I took the last image, I missed the right way and walked an extra tour. Actually I had to know where to go, because it was the same way I took with Bubu two days earlier in the other direction down to the valley.
But however, this gaves me the chance to take this image of the mountain I hiked the afternoon before. On the other hand I was now late and I had to hurry, not to miss the sunrise on the peak.