Stage 1 - Mayrhofen to the Karl von Edel hutStarting from Mayrhofen, my first day's walk was an uphill slog to the Karl von Edel Hut (wasn't too bad once I'd got above the tree-line), was refreshed by a Großer Bier and a plate of Bergsteigeressen and slept well.
Stage 2 - Karl von Edel Hut to the Kasseler hutAwoke in the morning to a beautiful clear sky and set off on the long hike to the Kasseler Hut. This is the toughest stage of the Berliner Hohenweg, crossing 7 spurs (known as the Siebenschneidenweg). Lots of ups and downs, and a section involving the use of fixed cables. Took me 9 and a half hours to get to the Kasseler hut, great views along the way, with the Großer Löffler the dominant aspect.
|Karl von Edel hut|
|me, at Popbergschneide (Großer Löffler in background)|
|Großer Löffler, from Nofortenschneide|
|looking back along the Siebenschneiderweg, from Sonntagkarkanzel|