Eagle Walk Stage 23: Ansbacher Hütte - Kaiserjochhaus
Starting at a little under 2,400 metres (8,000 feet) in elevation and never dropping below 1,700 metres (6,100 feet), your hike on the Lechtal Alps’ airy ridges will provide miles of dramatic views. The elevation gain and loss is constant on this walk, but that just allows for constantly varying angles of the beauty that surrounds you. Start off by gaining Flarschjoch Col, Knappenböden Floors and Alperschonjoch Col; beyond either tackle the steep, rough, and technical Haas-Weg Trail or opt for an easier alternative. Is it about the journey or the destination? You decide. The final push to Kaiserjochhaus Lodge, taking you up to an elevation of 2,310 metres, is another exposed scramble with a fixed anchoring system of cables. But it's all worth it. At the end of the day, Kaiserjochhaus Lodge extends a warm welcome and a sincere invite to call it a day.