On this Hike I had the pleasure of Schlumpf and Rob joining me. A great evening planning various routes with Schlumpf on Thursday lead to a wonderful and trouble free hike in Ticino and a great overnight in the hut Capanna Campo Tencia, one or the oldest huts in the region.
A varied route, with red &white tracks leading higher to some blue & white tracks, some snow fields, some 'off the Beaten track' and even some scrambling thrown in for good measure.
A great team to hike with, with all three of us putting our best foot forward in leading, map reading and buying the ‘Möst‘ in the Hut.
We had a great plan, a cool walk, and a lovely spot in mind for a wild overnight camp. But, Nature took over, with the ridge walk still having larger areas covered in snow (we started late = unsafe snow), so thinking on our feet, Plan B came along and we walked up a new route from Fräggi to Klimsenhorn and got set up for a fresh air night... in morning we walked to the top of Pilatus, seeing a 'Steinbok' (last photo) on the way up....enjoy the photos.
A little refreshment and a short down hill to the hotel, yes!
AS mates do, we shared the view over a 'Möst' or four before dinner, great food, great service, great wine, what a wonderful evening... if it hadn't been for one of us three snoring like a world Champion.
Day two, a long day ahead of us which would include a visit to the tongue of a glacier, past the Albert-Heim hut (that was on the plan yesterday), over the summit of the 'Schafberg' and a little more than 1000m down to the car at Realp.
What a great weekend was had by all three of us, thanks again to Rob for driving and for Eric and all his effort, well done.
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