24-May-2001 -- Came appr. 1000 m close to it, then snow up to my belly forced me back. Think, one month of snow melt to wait, till one can watch his step and avoid vanishing in a snow-hole...
Also I heard several rockfalls in the distance, saw one little avalanche as well.
And it was high time to retreat anyway, since it was almost 5 p.m. with some two hours to go to the car.
If you want to try it before end of June, here are some hints:
- When arriving in Döllach use that turn toward "Mitten", after 1 km toward "Zirknitz".
- Follow a signpost saying "Neubrunnenwirt", sometimes you have to drive on a dirt road.
- After some 5 km (3 mi) you will find a closed gate, then you are at the turn to "Kleines Zirknitztal" where the Confluence can be found.
- Some 100 m turning left there is a little parking place, or perhaps you get permission to pass the gate, the road is easy to drive (asphaltic), leading to a little lake and passing the confluence at some 1.5 km ( 1 mi ) distance.
Don´t forget your snowshoes and the crampons!
Financial Hint: driving over the "Großglockner Hochalpenstraße" will be an optical pleasure-trip, but will cost you ATS 350,- (appr. 23 US$) toll.