This is a sequel to my previous article Austrian wonderland. Now you´re about to see what happened during our journey to Wildspitze summit.
It´s 4am and we´re preparing breakfast to have strength for long route. After all this is done and gear was checked, well, it´s time to turn on headlight, fasten harness and crampons.
You have to be really careful and always aware of danger. Unstable ice bridges or hypoxia are your worst enemies. That´s what happened to our friend at 3200m a.s.l.. He suddenly went cold and short of breath. Luckily he was out of the woods really soon and could kept going with us after 30 minutes break.
After 7 hours walking, Wildspitze (3770m a.s.l.) was finally ours. Whole group went emotional from that look. It was worth the "trouble". But we couldn´t be too careless because we had next 5 hours walk in front of us.
Full of new joy and positive thinking we had been carrying on to our camp. After 12 hours we sat down to have dinner and went to bed.