With the weather looking better than it had been 5 years earlier, I took it easy on my way up from the Lodnerhütte. On the summit, I was almost in the clouds and the nearby higher peaks were invisible.
From the shoulder just below the summit I started following the trail to the Zielspitze. Alas, the clouds didn't budge, and not much later, while still on the southern slopes of the Blasiuszeiger, I changed my mind and instead of traversing the Zielspitze I descended via the Königshof Alm.
First time was 4 September 2007. The weather was deteriorating, so I hiked up and down from the Lodnerhütte real fast. It was freezing on the summit and I didn't stay longer than to take a couple of pictures. Meran was still sunny, but to the north, bad weather was fast approaching.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe