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Edward S. Fink

Saint Paul Minnesota High Bridge

Carl von Einem

First summit after a long winter

Seekopf, Ruhpolding, Germany

April 7, 12:34 GMT +1

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Just two weeks before Easter I had my first chance of the year to revive the strong desire to climb in a familiar part of the Alps together with my friends. Everything was still snow-covered but at least the peak of Seekopf near Ruhpolding was ours. As you can see from my panorama taken in 2005 of one of the lakes below I regularly visit this area.

With only 1173 m this is one of the smaller peaks in the Chiemgau Alps. So the two trails that lead to the summit cross do not take a long time to walk. If you find one of those two paths in the snow... Be careful around this spot though: there is a steep drop hidden between the low plants right before the bench. So have a seat and enjoy the vista with Hörndlwand and the lovely lakes between Ruhpolding and Reit im Winkl.

  • Nikon D800E / Walimex f3.5 8mm
  • Monopod with a Novoflex customised panoramic head
  • Hugin 2019.0 / Pano2VR / Photoshop CS6

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