Wasted the opportunity for great views on Kolbenspitze by starting too late from Sterzing. Had to drive across Timmelsjoch to Ulfas, which took forever. While ascending the Upper Ulfasalm Route we realized we wouldn't make it in time for good views since clouds starting piling up. Still climbed to the summit and had to wait for short break in the clouds to look deep down into the Texel Group. Returned via the east ridge.
"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