The Penken Ridge
Country - Austria
Region - Zillertal (Tyrol)
Author - Lou Johnson
Ascent - 295 metres / 974 feet
Time - 1.50 hours
This walk follows the main path along the Penken ridge. It offers good views to Mayrhofen and the Zillertal together with many of the mountain summits in the area.
Start the top station of the Penkenbehn
Endthe top station of the Finkenberger Almbahn
Leave the upper station of the Penkenbahn and take path 22 which is a broad track. Stay on this track as its climbs until you reach the sign for path 23 on your right. Take this path and follow it as it climbs beside the Spilköfl to reach another track. Turn right on this track which twists and turns before following the main ridge to the Penkenjoch from where the cablecar descends to Finkenberg.
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Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.
Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.
Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.
Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.
Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.
Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.
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