It's a cloudless August day as we hike from Stablein towards Breslauer Hütte. At the height of Rofenbach brook I said to Andi, my companion on this tour: "We are really lucky! The weather forecast for the next four days is just perfect. We will probably never have better conditions for our summit bivouac at Wildspitze this summer."
We treat ourselves to a short rest with apple juice and soda on the sunny terrace of Breslauer Hütte. Other mountaineers at the neighboring tables already celebrate their summit conquest of Wildspitze. We listen curiously to their stories: "Top-notch conditions, brilliant panoramic vistas, what a mountain…." We continue our tour with confidence. There is no breeze at Mitterkar cirque.