A small detour along the route from the Kasseler Huette to the Barmer Hutte.
In a period where the weather forecast for each day was basically a variation the theme of decent in the morning and rain in the afternoon, I went up real fast. I still had some views, soon after the clouds started to move in, and well before I reached the Barmer Huette the rain began.
After waiting a long time for the weather to clear up - there was one day of sunshine that allowed me to make my way to the Barmer Hütte from the Stallersattel via Almerhorn (2986m). Then it was another two days wait for the weather at the Barmer Hütte. Then, on July 18th, I was able to go up the Lenkstein in perfect weather. An interesting trail, not always easy - as there was ice during that period further up it was rather tricky in some spots - but very rewarding. The summit offers a great view! I went back down the same way.
In 20 days with my parents in Riva, Lenkstein was only one of the many peaks we climbed! I was 16y.old!
September 2nd 1985
We did this as a daytrip from Defereggen valley. We were lucky not to get into a thunderstorm, that is what I remember
July 23rd 1988
This time we climbed Lenkstein as preparation for Hochgall the next day. It was so warm, we could do the climb with short trousers. I admit that I stole a sheet with the signature of famous author Sepp Schnuerer from the summit book
Carrying a tent, sleeping bags etc. we spent the night on the place where old Barmer hut once stood. Hardly enough place for one tent, but beautiful. Heavy storm during the night. Next day we proceeded via south approach, very nice, also the day was clear. Returned down to the Patscher valley on a hot July day.