Author: Pekka

Memminger Hütte on the Lechtaler Höhenweg!

The Memminger Hütte is at the crossroads of the Lechtaler Höhenweg and the E5 trail from Oberstdorf to Meran. This makes it a very lively place but also very crowded. The Lechtaler Höhenweg is a 10-day hike that goes across the main ridge of the Lechtaler Alps and ends at Anhalter Hütte about 100 kilometers (62 miles) later. It starts at Stuttgarter Hütte, near Lech, but you can get on and off the trail in several places. It can easily be done in less days than 10 if you squeeze in some longer days. Please see the Gohikealps Planning...

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St. Anton to Ansbacher Hütte on the Lechtal High Trail

This article cover my first day on the Lechtaler Höhenweg: almost 3 day stages in one day leading to the Ansbacher Hütte. Last summer I looked for a strenuous 7 to 8 days’ hike within easy reach by public transportation from Munich and found the Lechtal Höhenweg. The Lechtaler Höhenweg is a 10 day hike that goes across the main ridge of the Lechtaler Alps and ends at Anhalter Hütte about 100 kilometers later. It starts at Stuttgarter Hütte, near Lech, but you can get on and off the trail in several places. You can do it in less...

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The Lechtaler Höhenweg Planning Guide

The Lechtaler Höhenweg is a demanding but rewarding 8-10 day hike through the Lechtaler Alps. It’s easy to reach from international airports. Here’s how to do it and more!   Lechtaler Höhenweg quick facts: Situated in Tyrol, Austria Fly to Zurich, Munich or Innsbruck Starts at Stuttgarter Hütte, near Lech & Zurs Ends at Anhalter Hütte, north of Imst. Length about 100 km (63 miles) Hiking time about 80 hours, recommended 10 days but it’s easy to squeeze it a little Rated Difficult! Most of the route between 2000-2500 meters (6500 – 8200 ft.) Overview of Lechtaler Höhenweg The...

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Reporting From the Trail – Oberstdorf to St. Anton

Reporting and updating Gohikealps from the trail in real time doesn’t seem to be as easy as I thought. On my main trip this summer I wanted to try and although not failing miserably, I’m finding that finding the time to do this properly is difficult. Posting random photos to Facebook is easy enough but actually writing something worthy of publishing is not.  I’m sitting in a hotel room in St.Anton, Austria, writing this on my tablet. It’s pouring down rain and I’ve just spent a leisurely day here waiting out some bad weather and relaxing after walking here from...

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The Ultimate Packing Guide for the Alps

This is the Ultimate Packing Guide for the Alps based on years of hiking experience packed into one article! You can walk in any gear or with no gear – after all, that’s what we humans are designed to do. However, when exposing yourself to the elements in the mountains, there are things to consider for safety and comfort, and essential gear that you just simply need to have. Most of the things needed for the Alps are the same as any what you need for any hiking trip but not all. I’ll explain below why each item is...

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