Itinerary: Douglass Hut (Lünersee) – Totalp Hut – Schesaplana, 2964 m – Gamsluggen – Schesaplana Hut
Distance: 14,3 km
Time: 5 hours 10 minutes (plus 1 hour 40 for the stops)
Vertical distance: 1120 m uphill; 1170 m downhill
Fine weather. Christoph had to leave us; Sally drove Walter and me to the Lünersee cable car. The parking was more than full; she could not leave the car anywhere close and so went down to Brand, where she was still able to see and listen to the alphorn players.
From the upper cable car station, Walter and I went up to the Totalp Hut for a drink, then climbed on to the Schesaplana, without any problems except for two short sections of steeper snow. Beautiful views from the summit. On the way down we turn off on a path that is well marked but often covered in snow, leading to the Gamsluggen. Some chains help cross this somewhat tricky col. Finally, we follow the Prättigauer high level path to the Schesaplana Hut where there is a happy atmosphere. We eat outside facing the sunset – magnificent!
1. Walter at the Totalp Hut
2. On the Schesaplana