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Gänsekragen 2322m, Röthenspitze 2441m,
Italien 28/6 2023

I have never before visited this roadpass, Penserjoch 2211m. Coming here today depends on bad weather in Austria. And then the thought is to get a resting day. However, I would like a shorter trek anyway. The peak Gränsegragen is easily reached from the roadpass, It takes 15min to get there. But as I arrive, the summit is in clouds. One cappuccino later at the guesthouse, the summit is visible and I'm soon up there.

The clouds are still just above my head, going even lower after a while. My next
peak is higher, no use going there for now. I stay put here, eat a sandwich
and have a good rest, convinced that the weather will improve.
Just around 100 altitude meters down tp Penserjoch.

After waiting 1,5h, the weather starts improving. Time to start walking towards  Röthenspitze. The trail first leads down to the lake Penserjoch See. Röthenspitze. is still covered with clouds, but it will take a while until I get there. 

The Alpine Roses are in full blume, beautiful! Not far to the final climb, and now the summit is visible!

This is a completely different landscape than what I have seen so far. Green hills
with no real difficulties anywhere. But still, it's beautiful and provides a pleasant natural experience. 
Arriving at the summit 2441m. The clouds are, once again, just above my head.

This is a look back. Gänsekragen is in the middle here. Finally, just after leaving the road pass and now with even better weather, parts of the Dolomites are visible to the southeast.
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