With the Ankogelbahn (cable car) up to the Mittelstation, and then a steep climb up to the Kleiner Tauernsee, a traverse over to the Mindener Hütte, across the Weissenbachscharte (a "knife edge") to the top of Liesgelespitz, and finally a loooong descent back to Mallnitz. A hard but totally amazing and worthwhile hike.
The Kleiner Tauernsee.
A tricky crossing on one of the last remaining steep snow slopes, but luckily it was soft enough to make secure steps.
The reward, a bouquet of flowers...
The Weissenbachscharte ("knife edge") leading to the top of Liesgelespitz...
...from where beautiful views await.
Wow, I almost stepped on it! A common European adder (or viper), Vipera berus, a completely black one. It kept hissing at me until it disappeared under a rock.
The hike and elevation profile.
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