Bivouac on top of Benediktenwand

A Thunderstorm One-Night-Stand

Benediktenwand (1.800 m) – a mountain in the Bavarian Prealps (“Bayerische Voralpen”), offering spectacular views to the Bavarian Alpine Foreland (“Bayerisches Alpenvorland”) and the Alps, especially the Karwendel Mountain Range, Ammergau Alps (“Ammergauer Alpen”), Guffert, Zugspitze and far-away mountain tops like Großvenediger!

Near the top of Benediktenwand is a small bivouac shelter (no water, you must carry it up!), offering place for about six people with sleeping bags. When you prefer to watch stars – or thunderstorm lightnings:) – you can sleep around the top on rough and sloping ground. If you are lucky you can see the Alpine Ibex around the hut or the top of Benediktenwand.

Rabenkopf (front), Ammergauer Alps and Allgäu (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Rabenkopf (front), Ammergauer Alps and Allgäu (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Popular Mountains: Jochberg, Herzogstand, Heimgarten (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Popular Mountains: Jochberg (front left), Herzogstand, Heimgarten (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Karwendel Mountains at Sunset (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Karwendel Mountain Range at Sunset, Mondscheinspitze (left, the dark one) (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

View into the mountains around Jachenau Valley (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

View into the mountains around Jachenau Valley during sunset (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Mountains around Jachenau during sunset (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Mountains around Jachenau during sunset (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Karwendel Mountain Range during upcoming thunderstorm (Zeiss Distagon 2,8/21)

Karwendel Mountain Range during upcoming thunderstorm (Zeiss Distagon 2,8/21)

Upcoming thunderstorm in the Bavarian Mountains (Zeiss Distagon 2,8/21)

Upcoming thunderstorm in the Bavarian Mountains (Zeiss Distagon 2,8/21)

Bad weather front from the Alps heading to the Bavarian Alpine Foreland (Zeiss Distagon 2,8/21)

Bad weather front from the Alps heading to the Bavarian Alpine Foreland (Ammersee, Starnberger See,
right side) (Zeiss Distagon 2,8/21)

Stars, sunset & light pollution, Bavarian Alpin Foreland (Zeiss Distagon 2,8/21)

Stars, sunset & light pollution, Bavarian Alpin Foreland (Zeiss Distagon 2,8/21)

Karwendel Mountains during thunderstorm (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Karwendel Mountains during thunderstorm & after sunset (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Thunderstorm lightning above Jachenau (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Thunderstorm lightning above Jachenau (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Rainbow during thunderstorm (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Rainbow during thunderstorm (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Thunderstorm lightning near Bad Tölz (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Thunderstorm lightning near Bad Tölz (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Thunderstorm lightning above Bavarian Mountains (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Thunderstorm lightning above Bavarian Mountains (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Morning after the thunderstorm - sunrise (Zeiss Distagon 2,8/21)

Sunrise after thunderstorm night (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Guffert mountain top during sunrise (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Guffert mountain top during sunrise (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Starnberger See, Roche company builings during sunrise(Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Starnberger See, Roche company builings during sunrise (Zeiss Apo Sonnar 2/135)

Benediktenwand Summit (Zeiss Distagon 2,8/21)

Benediktenwand Summit (Zeiss Distagon 2,8/21)

Bivouac on top of Benediktenwand – A Thunderstorm One-Night-Stand was last modified: December 9th, 2017 by Joachim Bardua
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