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Alpine Trails in Allgäu! Mindelheimer Klettersteig+Heilbro­nner Höhenweg

Attendees for this meetup have registered with me and the group (6 Persons) is full.

I selected only people I knew and I have met at least once and who talked to me on previous hikes about this and/or commented to this meetup. First in first out. Right now the group is complete.


Friday thru Sunday, 3 days in the real mountains. PLEASE READ TIL THE END!

Going there on an early Friday morning, returning late on a Sunday night.

Travel by train/bus from Heidelberg to Oberstdorf area (around 5 hours trip one way, at around 80 - 160 € return pP (depending on Bahncard etc.).

Friday: going up to (3-4 hours ) 1st night

sleep at 10/20€ (AV member/non member), dinner and breakfeast at hut (at your own expenses)

Saturday morning: depending on alpine experience and equipment (group split?)

a) ("normal" alpine hiking)

(around 3-4 hrs each alternative)

Common lunchbreak at

Saturday afternoon: continue to (2091m) another 4 hours

similar overnight setting as day before

Sunday: ...fabulous and famous... (and , yes, OK, crowded to be honest)  (6-7 hours).

Going down to, to rest for a while, before at the same day descend to Spielmannsau (1100m), taking the bus to Oberstdorf, taking the train back to HD.

Important Notes

You need some alpine experience and good level of strength and fitness. 4 hours-8hours-9hours on 3 consecutive days may be tough. This is ALPINE terrain above 2000m. rocky grounds. Need to be SURE footed. people occasionally die on these trails (dropping down).
Bringing proper mountaineering shoes, 30-40l backpack (9 kg max w/o climbing gear), cotton or silk (hut-)sleeping bag.
Klettersteig -Set, harness and helmet for the Klettersteig (via ferrata) in addition.

Will need to see / talk to people who are seriously interested and who I don't know before.

Will also need to collect 20€ per night once we definitely go for it (on Wednesday evening before we leave, after checking the weather), to cover for cancellation/no show fees in the huts (I wil make reservations for 6 people)

Will try to make reservations for "PLan B" weekend as well (one week later).

Please post comments if you are seriously interested and/or talk to me in person.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all! Such a fun trip. Just got to look through some pictures and they are great! All of mine are on the site that V setup!

    July 21, 2013

  • Lynsey

    It was a fantastic trip - we did a bit of everything hiking, klettersteig and sliding in the snow! Thanks for organizing it Markus and thanks to everyone for making it so much fun.

    1 · July 18, 2013

    • Vincenzo

      Can only agree! All in all, super cool, though a bit exhausting on day 2. Thanks Markus and everyone. .. Lynsey, Zhiqi, Jose, Jason (and myself:-)

      July 18, 2013

  • Rienk

    Congratulations, Markus!!!

    July 16, 2013

  • Markus

    we were lucky no end with the weather, 3 days sunshine in a row.
    we could do all we planned and it was great. thanks to the group!

    2 · July 15, 2013

    • Hadeel

      sorry for liking again a comment of you Markus, I really apologize for that :) But just looked at some pictures and was so jelous, am working on my knee injury and overall fitness so I can join next time :)

      July 15, 2013

  • Markus

    Nice photos, José !!

    July 15, 2013

  • Eduardo

    Hi Markus,
    I would also like to join :)

    June 8, 2013

  • Matthew M.

    I would love to join this trip. I am an avid climber and have done several alpine climbs here in Germany. I live in Ramstein and would like to meet up with you one weekend to get to know you and introduce myself.

    June 7, 2013

  • Petra W.

    Hi Markus,
    I would also like to join this trip.

    May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Me too. Looking forward to it.

    April 25, 2013

  • Vincenzo

    Sounds superb Markus
    Would love joining (and happy to meet you in person:)

    April 8, 2013

    • Markus

      Hi Vinay, maybe just join one of my hikes, e.g. tomorrow, and let's meet.

      April 13, 2013

  • Lynsey

    Hey Markus,
    This sounds great - I am definitely interested in joining. I have never done a Klettersteig but would be interested in doing it - I have a good level of fitness and I have my own harness as I do indoor climbing.

    March 31, 2013

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