After a brief stop at the Fellhorn cable car midway station, our mountain tour takes us downhill on slightly better developed paths in the direction of a high saddle between Fellhorn and Kanzelwall. After a left and then a right turn, the mountain path continues further in the direction of the Fiderepass cabin.
We leave behind everyday life.
The ascent to the hut begins about 550 yards (about 503 m) downhill from the Fellhorn cable car middle station. Here, the well-developed path, which is ideal for hiking, meanders through the flowery slopes of the Fellhorn region. This perfect, sunny day was beautiful. The area was an abundance of alpine roses and other alpine flora. After some time, our path crosses paths with other paths coming from the Fellhorn summit or the Kanzelwall cable car mountain station. The mountain path here leads downhill for a few meters in a stair-like manner, only to climb again a little later below the Warmatsgundkopf in a south-westerly direction.
Upon passing through the rugged stone area of the Rossgundalpe, the path climbs pleasantly above the Warmatsgund valley to the Kühgund hut. Here, we are faced with a small, rocky band that requires a steady head for heights for the first time. You may still find small amounts of snow between this rocky area and the Kühgund in early spring.
The hut comes in sight…
When we reach the Kühgund hut, the ascent continues into a small valley with high mountain slopes. At the end of the valley, we can see for the first time the Fiderepass cabin. The mountain path, which initially was an easy and pleasant climb, gradually becomes a steeper one, over scree slopes at the end of the valley. Once we reach the top, a few yards of sloping, rocky terrain must be traversed before the steepest part of the day is conquered. Even in June, remains of snow from the past winter were visible. The ascent then turns and meanders a little flatter again, uphill over a few hairpin bends. The cabin plays hide and seek with us until we finally arrive at the top of a sunny meadow ridge. After about five hours, we have reached the cabin and are ready to check in and have a cold beer.