I came up from Ettal on a beautiful autumn day. The weather was perfect, and so was the hike and via ferrata at the top!
First climb of the season, Nice weather but a lot of snow still on the path towards the via ferata.
There was a lot of powder snow and absolutely no ice at the ferrata. Thus the ascent was a little bit difficult, and I was very glad to have a rope for rapelling :o)
All in all a fine winter adventure.
Made a nice winter ascent from Oberammergau to Ettaler Manndl - Laber - Schartenkopf at -11°C and deep snow. But enjoyed a great view and nobody else without me and my 2 friends.
Okay now I know what an "easy" via ferrata is. I brought some new vf gear to try out before Zugspitze but I was too embarrassed to be seen using it on such an easy route.
Great little mountain that my friend and I really enjoyed.
Fun morning hike, then a scramble in rock shoes up the Weiblkante. A most excellent little "first mountain of the range" from Munich.
Nice afternoon-trip with two friends.
We needed about 90 minutes from Ettal to the summit.