The well-known but not really popular Icelandic low has left its place out on the Atlantic and is now situated over Western Europe. Such a strong low so close to the Alps means quite unsettled weather for our region, too. We will see a changing cloud cover with occasional showers.
The area of low pressure is moving on very slowly and will not leave us until Friday. Until then, the weather will remain chilly and unstable. Later on, we will see an improvement.
Finstertaler Stausee reservoir (2325 m/3 h) Start and finish: Kühtai tourist office (2020 m) Height gain: 305 m Ascent/descent: 1.5 h/1.5 hRoute description: Walk to the dam of Finstertaler Stausee reservoir and walk past Hotel Astoria to the Finstertal valley below the impressive dam. Then follow trail AV 146 uphill and cross the road twice to get on top of the dam. After enjoying the stunning view of Kühtai and the reservoir, walk back along the high-alitutde path to Drei-Seen-Hütte (2310 m). From there follow the high-altitude path below the chair lift to the east and walk past lake Mittlerer Plenderlessee (2317 m) and lake Hirschebensee (2164 m) before getting back to Kühtai.