I am currently in Germany on my way to work in the Arctic. Each year I try to build in a mini adventure, an excursion to get to know a new area in my home country. This year I went to Southern Germany, an hours train ride south of Munich . Spitzing See is a little lake in a valley just above the bigger Schliersee. After a course with the German Alpine Club (DAV) I had 2 more days to explore the region. I stayed at Rotwand Haus which is more a luxurious hotel than a hut. Most of my time I spent on top of the mountain with the same name Rotwand (1884m), watching the sunset, moonrise and sunrise. Not much sleep since it is summer in Germany! But it was fantastic and worth the hours on the top. On my last day I climbed a mountain which is called "Schinder" (engl. sweater). And indeed it was, especially the way down through the Schinderkar (engl. corrie). Steep and loose my favourite combination.