From Birnluecken hut. Very good conditions though rapidly worsening at the rocky bottleneck at around 2950m. There are belay / abseil slings now. Did not need rope and axe for ascent but used axe / crampons for descent.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."