|The Wilder Kaiser
|Heading up to the Stripsenjoch saddle to reach the start of the Eggersteig route
|Mist fills the great saddle of the Ellmauer Tor. The Eggersteig route climbs the cliffs below the saddle.
|Me ascending a ledge in the mist. At last I understood why Austrian routes have trail markers every five feet. It's for days like this one! You would NOT want to wander off route here.
|Robert taking a break and enjoying the view down into the valley.
|The cliffs were amazing.
|Robert near a snowfield crossing. I had to admit I was glad of the cables. At this time of year (mid-summer), the "snow" was bulletproof ice, and a slip would mean a very long fall.
|Hikers crossing a snowfield in the upper section of the Tor.
|Negotiating the rocks
|Me near the highest point. The route continues over to the other side of the mountains, but then you need either a car shuttle or an overnight stay.