I'd like to collect a list of big hikes in the pre-alps around Munich useful for training for bigger summer trips. I like trail running or something like trail running, so here are some arbitrary rules I made up:
- Do-able in April, May, early June
- About 2000 meters or more elevation gain/loss.
- Some snow is okay, but emphasis is on snow-free trails (maybe traveling on south-slopes more than north, for example). The main thing is I want to wear trail runners or light hiking shoes, no big clomping mountain boots.
- Ridges are grand, but if they hold cornices into June, not practical.
- Non-technical terrain, but use of hands is always good. A bit of UIAA II to III- scrambling is awesome.
- NO ROADS! Unless it's part of a biking start/end.
I have three so far:
- The Director's Cut - Selinunte01's great route to bag many Ammergau summits. Nearby, and extendable into more summits. (my TR from last November)
- The Alpspitze from Hammersbach over the Nordwand Klettersteig - I also thought you could throw in the Hochblassen too for something like 2500 meters gain/loss! You are allowed to save your knees and take the lift down. This one should probably be real mountain boots though...
- I did this one Saturday in perfect conditions: Pyramidenspitze from the north (ferrata), along the ridge to the Petersköpfl and Naunspitze (baggable by a grade III rock scramble, unfortunately I didn't know about that), then circling back on the south slope above the Kaisertal to reclimb the Pyramidenspitze and return back the same way (~1900 meters gain/loss).
Any more? What do you guys do to get ready for summer?