Distance: 17,5 km
Moving time: 6H00′
Elevation Gain: 1627 M
Max altitude: 1995 m
This hike has been completed on 20th October 2019 according to Outdooractive description.
Last hike of the 2019 season, and we decided to aim for a hard rewarding peak. The Pyramidenspitze in Tyrol, Austria, at the border with Bavaria. Because of the shorter sunlight time and the length of the hike, we started quite early (about 9am), leaving our house in Munich at 7.30 ca.
The starting point is the parking lot in front of the Alpengasthaus Aschinger-Alm hut, where we were greeted by some friendly cows.
The first part of the trail is a gentle climb till the old Jovenalm hut, which gives beautiful views over the Walchsee lake and the valley. This part of the trail is quite relaxing, walking into the woods till we reached the hut.
From Jovenalm the path starts to go down in direction of the abandoned Winkelalm, which is the starting point of the hardest part of this hike. From the hut, we got also the first view of the impressive Pyramidenspitze massif that we are ready to climb.
The ascent to the Pyramidenspitze is quite demanding. It starts by following a quite steep rocky path, that soon becomes very narrow with the presence of wires to help the hikers to reach the peak. This part is classified as an A/B ferrata, therefore I’d suggest bringing with you some ferrata equipment to be safe. In our case, we wore our kits, even if we didn’t really use them. Just before reaching the peak, there is also a ladder to climb, which we made still without using the equipment. Anyway, it is up to you if you want to use it or not, but it is always better to bring it.
After about 3.5 km and an ascent of 900 m, we finally reached the Pyramidenspitze peak, that gives wonderful view over the southern Austrian Alps. As usual, we ate our deserved sandwich for lunch at the peak, before starting the descent.
From the peak, the trail follows a nice ridge, which can be used to reach the peak, following the easier south path. Most of the trail here is easy to hike, with some difficulties given by the rocky terrain and some stones to climb.
The ridge ends up at the Vorderkaiserfeldenhütte, where we stopped for a big piece of cake. Very tasty, so don’t skip it!
From the hut followed back the path into the forest for about 6km until we reached the Aschinger-Alm, where we parked our car.