A superb weather forecast, one great mood all around, the team and shuttles at the ready for departure: We arrive at our first location by picture-perfect weather after a short and bumpy drive in a 20-year-old Defender Land Rover. Although it’s still pretty early with the meadows still damp from dew, we already have unexpectedly pleasant temperatures. Between the Hohe Mut gondola mid-station and the Schönwieshütte , we find a dream panorama – despite at least 600 meters of vertical separating us from the summit still.
We are expected at the Karlsruher Hut at 2,450 meters for a lunch of local fare that gives us more energy for the afternoon shoot in Zirbenwald. New location, new challenges. Farther down in Zirbenwalk, there are some spectacular forest trails. A short rain shower interrupts our schedule for a short time, but the clouds move on again quickly. We follow the trail deeper and deeper into the forest and head up a short climb up until we reach a small plateau. Here, we are rewarded with a beautiful sunset on the first day.