|On the road to Pyramidenspitze
Pyramidenspitze is quite an easy klettersteig climb, with just a few sections of rungs and cables. More difficult routes require specialized protective gear, and ascending them can be an undertaking as challenging as any technical climb - but this one was just a nice, fun, easy introduction to the whole klettersteig idea.
|A curious chamois checks us out.
|Impressive cliffs...and this is what they call the Zahmer ("tame") Kaiser.
|Ascending a klettersteig section. Sure makes for an easy ascent compared to scrambling up peaks in Colorado.
|Robert on the klettersteig route
|Robert taking a break (just look at those cliffs! Oh, how we wished we had our technical rock gear...)
|On the summit of Pyramidenspitze. Pretty much every single summit in the Alps has a massive cross like this one. Must be deadly in a thunderstorm.
|Looking down at the town of Durchholzen from the summit.
|The even more rugged terrain of the Wilder Kaiser is visible in the distance.