We started our hike at 5:30 at Hungerburg. From there we hiked to Höttinger Alm. Right after Hungerburg a small dark cat accompanied us and despite our efforts to make it turn around it followed us almost to Höttinger Alm.
Höttinger Alm with Vordere Brandjochspitze and Frau Hitt in the background
From Höttinger Alm we hiked west to Brandjochboden and from there to Brandjochkreuz (2268 m)
After a short break we continued via Brandjoch South Ridge to Vorderes Brandjochkreuz.
Climbing the Brandjoch South Ridge
The first of two cruces - The Chimney
The second of two cruxes - The Jump
Me after the jump
Waiting for the other to come
Due to his back problems my father preferred to climb down secured by a rope.
My mother climbing down
Matthias on the way to the jump
Summit of Vordere Brandjochspitze (2558 m)
View into the Karwendel
From Vordere Brandjochspitze we descended via Julius Pock Steig (East Ridge, normal way) to Frau Hitt Saddle.
While my parents hiked from Frau Hitt Saddle to Seegrube, Matthias and I continued our tour with a climb of Frau Hitt.
Me and Matthias at the summit of Frau Hitt
From Frau Hitt we continued via the second section of "Innsbrucker Klettersteig" (Via Ferrata Innsbruck) to Langer Sattel. From there we took the Schmidhubersteig to Seegrube.
View of Innsbruck from Seegrube