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Extended Berchtesgaden Tour

Jennerbahnstraße 1

Dear hikers, Interested in a multi-day hiking trip to one of the most scenic regions in Germany? Then this is the hike you've been waiting for! ;-) This is going to be a physically DEMANDING hike! NOTE: This is a sister event to the Watzmann Tour. It is planned to begin 2 days before and coincide with Day 1 of that hike. Due to limited availability in Matratzenlager, the event size will be limited to 8. Day 1: Arrival at Königssee parking by 11:30 am to secure parking places. Address: Jennerbahnstraße 1, 83471 Schönau am Königssee. We'll head straight to the lake to catch a ferry to the other end of Königssee. From there we'll hike around the serene, pretty shore of the Obersee and probably have a lunch break. After that we hike up to the Kärlingerhaus. Along the way we can marvel at the splendid Königssee till we approach the smaller Funtensee. Planned arrival at the Kärlingerhaus is ~19:00, where we spend the night (Halbpension). Route: https://www.komoot.com/invite-tour/57594830?code=f5axsl-_JutV9VfPmFA19k2ZPSsSF4FQQAnu8TupjkucHHJ7jc Day 2: We head to the Steinernes Meer - a massive sea of rock! Our aim is to hike up the Schönfeldspitze (2560 m), overlooking Austria. The hike involves some light climbing! After soaking in the fantastic views, we head back to the Kärlingerhaus to spend a second night there (lunch packs are also offered by the house for day hikes, since there is no other Alm out there). Route: https://www.komoot.com/invite-tour/57796539?code=xkgsoy-j9kB49ztYncUGx1NMgB55mZ2yxG9F5BxeRdfb4kEmQk Day 3: We head out very early down tocatch a ferry back to Schönau (8 km, 600m). From there we hike up to the Watzmannhaus (~10km, ~1500m). This is going to be a demanding hike! Aim is to be at the hut around 19:00 for dinner. Here we'll join others who are only going to do the Watzmann hike. Routes: https://www.komoot.com/invite-tour/57798166?code=es8lfd--3YRPf3vJXJ8ka1len65xgjErkzcbzivbt1HR9ctjwo https://www.komoot.de/tour/57235559 Day 4: The legendary hike up to the Watzmann Mittelspitze (2713 m)! And then back down to Schönau for the ride back home. For more details, check out the sister event. https://www.komoot.de/tour/57235609 #################################### Requirements: 1) Proper hiking boots 2) Surefootedness and no fear of heights 3) Mountain sleeping bag (Hüttenschlafsack) - https://amzn.to/2Ug1Iy0 4) Min. 3 litres of water to start with and snacks/lunch to have on the way. Breakfast and dinner will be had at the huts. 5) No newcomers! Only people who have joined at least one previous hike and show a good level of fitness. 6) Sunscreen and waterproof jackets 7) Trekking poles are recommended. Cost: ~60€ for two nights Halbpension in the Kärlingerhaus (to be transferred in advance). Its peak season & accommodation is not cancelable at the last minute! ~30€ for car sharing (check with drivers for exact amount) ~25 Euros for ferry rides + Money for dinner/lunch + Please check the sister event for further costs at the Watzmannhaus! As bookings cannot be cancelled at the last minute, if you wish to participate, you will have to pay upfront via bank transfer or cash. Details via PM. In case you cannot take part due to health or other reasons, after transferring the money, you will have to find a substitute hiker or take the loss. ################################ PARTICIPATION: Only through wait-list RSVP. We as organizers reserve the right to decide who joins based on prior proof of fitness and hiking abilities with us. Once drivers are confirmed, shortlisted hikers will be send bank details After the money is received, participation will be confirmed. Enable messaging for your profile, else you will be on lower prio. https://www.meetup.com/account/privacy/ If you have a car and can offer seats, please mention that via comments in RSVP. ############################# Repeat: it is not a hike for beginners. Legal note: Participation is at your own risk. See link https://www.meetup.com/Greater-Stuttgart-Hiking-Group/about

2 days Watzmann tour

Jennerbahnstraße 1

Dear hikers, After the top of Germany last year, we go to the third highest peak in Germany at 2713m! It is going to be a physically DEMANDING hike ! ############################# Requirements: 1) Proper mountain hiking boots 2) Sure footedness and no fear of heights. 3) High fitness level to be able to hike ~15 km with an elevation gain of ~1600m & good knees for ~2150m down. 4) Min 3 Liters of WATER and your LUNCH/snacks for 2 days! 5) No newcomers, only people that we know (i.e. that joined at least one meetup hike) and gave a good impression. Strict selection! 6) Sun protection and waterproof jackets. 7) Trekking poles ! (Recommended) 8) Mountain sleeping bag. Search for "hüttenschlafsack" (optional earplugs) e.g. https://amzn.to/2Ug1Iy0 9) Your normal health insurance does not cover any accident/rescue that happens in the mountains. https://bit.ly/2V0R4Pl Highly recommended to have a membership of Alpin Club (DAV), https://bit.ly/2VoPlR1 Or you can buy per day/weekend basis, e.g. : https://ergo-versicherung.at/p/bergungskostenversicherung/ Cost: ~27€ for accommodation (to be transferred in advance). ~40€ for rental car + fuel + Money for dinner/lunch, boat ride So keep ~150 € cash with you. ############################# Hike description: Day 1: Reach Königsee parking by 1000 (to get parking). Address: Jennerbahnstraße 1, 83471 Schönau am Königssee We start hiking by 1030, ~10km ~1500m elevation gain https://www.komoot.de/tour/57235559 Hope to reach the hut by 1900. Dinner at hut (already paid as part of "halb pension"). Info about vegetarian food in June. At 2200h lights are out. Note that accommodation is Matratzenlager, meaning a large hall with 30+ mattresses. So you will have to bear with whosoever is snoring. Bring ear plugs if you need them. Only cold water is available for shower! Day 2: Breakfast at 0600h. Hike starts at 0630: 830m up, ~3km to the peak. https://www.komoot.de/tour/57235609 Hope to reach the peak by 1000h. This short tour does not involve crossing the Watzmann, check the parallel tour details. So we start walking down. It is almost ~2150m down. There is no cable car, so consider this before signing up. We visit the St. Bartholomä church at the lake and take the boat back to the car parking in village. Weather/webcam: to be updated. ######################################## Meeting point: 1 ) Jennerbahnstraße 1, 83471 Schönau am Königssee 2) Car pooling, Meeting points (on Saturday morning): - 0515 Böblingen Bf. - 0530 Vaihingen Bf - 0545 Echterdingen Bf or others As public transportation is not easy at this hour, we will try to organize driver and passengers to find a mutually agreeable solution. ########################################### Accomodation: We will be staying at Watzmannhaus at 1920m. Cost ~27€ per Person. As bookings cannot be cancelled at the last minute, if you wish to participate, you will have to pay upfront via bank transfer or cash. Details via PM. In case you cannot take part due to health or other reasons, after transferring the money, you will have to find a substitute hiker or take the loss. ########################################### PARTICIPATION: Only through wait-list RSVP. We as organizers reserve the right to decide who joins based on prior proof of fitness and hiking abilities with us. 8 places are reserved in the hut right now, depending upon drivers signing up, we might increase to 12 or 16. Once drivers are confirmed, shortlisted hikers will be send bank details After the money is received, participation will be confirmed. Enable messaging for your profile, else you will be on lower prio. https://www.meetup.com/account/privacy/ If you can offer seats in your car, please mention that via comments in RSVP. ############################# Sign-up rules: https://bit.ly/2GhAa5G Hiking Difficulty Grades: https://bit.ly/2Il4mk4 Legal note: Participation is at your own risk. See link https://www.meetup.com/Greater-Stuttgart-Hiking-Group/about

Rinnenspitze - our first 3000m mountain this year with this group

Hi all, on this 2-days-hike hike we will concur our first >3000 m high mountain in this meetup season with this group - Rinnenspitze in Austria. Highlights include: - Walking up to Rinnenspitze (3001 m) and Aperer Turm (2968 m) - Swimming in Rinnensee at 2645 m (see foto above) - Staying overnight at a mountain hut at 2147 m This is going to be a physically DEMANDING hike. Difficulty T3 https://bit.ly/2Il4mk4 ############### Day 1 - Friday[masked] Arrival at Stubaital around 20:00 - 22:30 Dinner/Drinks together in the evening Overnight stay in the hotel Day 2 - Saturday[masked] Hike to Rinnenspitze over Franz-Senn-Hütte Swimming at the Rinnensee lake Hike back to the hut Dinner together and overnight stay in the hut Day 3 - Sunday[masked] Hike to Aperer Turm Hike back to the car Dinner together and departure to Stuttgart Arrival in Stuttgart at around 21:00 - 23:00 Both trails include parts secured with metal rope and with metal "steps" sticking out of rocks. ######################## Trail as GPX: Day 2 (Saturday) https://www.alpenvereinaktiv.com/de/tour/aufstieg-zur-franz-senn-huette-von-der-oberissalm/8398711/ https://www.outdooractive.com/de/route/wanderung/stubaital/franz-senn-huette-rinnensee-rinnenspitze/1397385/ Day 3 (Sunday) https://www.outdooractive.com/de/route/bergtour/stubaier-alpen/aperer-turm-von-der-franz-senn-huette/14595928/ https://www.alpenvereinaktiv.com/de/tour/aufstieg-zur-franz-senn-huette-von-der-oberissalm/8398711/ TOTAL DISTANCE & ELEVATION: Day 2: 11,4 km, 1289 hm up, 882 hm down Day 3: 15,5 km, 869 hm up, 1276 hm down ######################## Price: 45€ hotel + 59,60 €/47,30€ sleeping+food at the hut (non-DAV/DAV members) => has to be transferred in advance Additional cost include: car pooling (appx. 45€) , dinner on Friday, dinner on Saturday -> please keep appx. 120 € in cash with your Price for hut includes breakfast + dinner + snacks to take on a hike. This hut is famous for its tasty meals and big portions. We will be accomodated in Matrazenlager (big room with many beds). ####################### Requirements: 1) Passport and visa for entering Austria (if applicable) 2) Proper hiking boots 3) Surefootedness and no fear of heights 4) Mountain sleeping bag (Hüttenschlafsack) - https://amzn.to/2Ug1Iy0 5) Min. 2 litres of water to start with. 6) Snacks for Saturday and Sunday (additionally, the hut will provide us with some snacks to take on a hike, they are included in the price) 7) Sunscreen 8) Swimming suit if you want to swim in the lake 9) Warm pullover and waterproof jackets Optional/Recommended: 10) Trekking poles 11) Gloves to hold to the metal rope 12) Headlamps 13) Ear plugs (expect noise from 4am when hikers wake up). 14) Optional, but highly recommended to have either DAV membership or some kind of rescue insurance. e.g. https://ergo-versicherung.at/p/bergungskostenversicherung/ 15) Climbing set if you would like at additional support at the passage with metal steps sticking out of the rock ###################################### As bookings cannot be cancelled at the last minute, if you wish to participate, you will have to pay upfront via bank transfer or paypal. Details via PM. In case you cannot take part due to health or other reasons, after transferring the money, you will have to find a substitute hiker or take the loss. ###################################### PARTICIPATION: Only through wait-list RSVP. We as organizers reserve the right to decide who joins based on of fitness and hiking abilities. Please also consider our sign-up rules: https://bit.ly/2GhAa5G Enable messaging for your profile. If you do not enable messaging or answer RSVP, you will be ignored. https://www.meetup.com/account/privacy/ If you have a car and can offer seats, please mention that via comments in RSVP. ############################# Participation is at your own risk. See link https://www.meetup.com/Greater-Stuttgart-Hiking-Group/about

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