many thanks to all chasers who called in yesterday. I left home for Austria at 4.15 in the morning and reached the small village of Hinterhornbach at 05.45 local time. I parked the car close to a bridge at 1120m asl and went off to Jochspitze, OE/TI-364, my first target, reaching the summit at 08.45.
After a successful activation I descended well 200 metres pathless through a steep grass trench, crossed the hillside and proceeded pathless to Rauheck, TI-294, then moved over and up to Kreuzeck, DL/AL-019. In the afternoon I re-ascended Rauheck from the German side to activate it as AL-020. I felt I was in an excellent shape and decided to try to complete the “full house” by reascending Jochspitze over a ridge exactly along the German/Austrian border. This turned out to be quite difficult on the final approach, I had to climb a very airy passage through steep grass mixed with small rocks and finally was relieved to touch the wooden cross on the summit.
I descended on the normal route to Hinterhornbach and reached the car shortly before 19.00 local time. After having done the logs at home I noticed I was quite exhausted, completely flattened to say it in other words :-). Not even the shower was helpful, I went to bed and fell asleep almost immediately. Certainly not possible as an everyday’s tour, but it was great fun.