Starting from the Pfeishütte, the fourth stage of the Karwendel Höhenweg trail sees you head across the Stempeljoch before reaching the Bettelwurfhütte. On the way, you follow a trail created by the ‘Wilde Bande’ mountaineers’ group that was founded in 1878. This stage takes you through the mountain pines and Alpine pastures of the Pfeis area, rewarding you with breath-taking views over the craggy Karwendel mountains and down into the Halltal valley.
Located in the Pfeis area at the heart of the southern Karwendel mountains is the welcoming Pfeishütte hut. This is the starting point of the fourth stage on the Karwendel Höhenweg trail, which sees you cross the Stempeljoch and Lafatscher Joch saddlesbefore making your way to the Bettelwurfhütte hut.
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Once you have crossed the Stempeljoch, you begin traversing the Wilde Bande trail. This was established in 1929 by the Innsbruck-based ‘Wilde Bande’ mountaineers’ group in close cooperation with the salt miners and leads to the Lafatscher Joch. On 20 October each year, the members of the group crossed the Hungerburg and the Arzler Scharte gap before ascending the Stempeljoch as a means of celebrating the anniversary of their founding in 1878.
ankle-high mountain boots, spikes (Snowline Spikes), telescopic poles, plenty of water