I started at the Lodnerhütte and hiked up to the Ginggljoch. Normally by mid July there shouldn't have been any snow left on the trail, but this year there was quite a bit and that slowed me down.
From the saddle I scrambled up the WNW ridge, and then I used the snow to my advantage by coming down the NW face. Once I got back on the Ginggljoch, I went down the other side, eventually ending up at Patleid.
"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