We went with he Thomsons walking guide<
Calvin, and six others to the Hintertux glaciers. In some ways this is quite
similar to Tiefenbach; there is summer skiing and the cable car system (4
stages) goes to over 3200m. However we walked from the bottom.
There is a waterfall there and a steep climb
for half an hour or so. Calvin kept stopping to show us sections of the river
used for canyoning. We actually saw one group about to set off but though we
waited they disobligingly refused to jump in.
There was a meadow section and then a final
pull up to the top of the first cable car. We'd climbed about 2000 ft. The plan
was to allow people to go up the full gondola if they wished but the weather
turned bad at this point. We thought it would be a disappointment after
Tiefenbach and didn't go. Instead we caught the cable down and then returned
part way back down the Tux valley to Lannersbach. We got off there and walked a
section of the valley. The path was signposted to Finkenberg and we thought
about walking there. The problem was that we'd get back a bit late. However our
minds were made up for us when the path descended down the valley side to the
road emerging by a bus stop. Given the option option between climbing back up or
waiting 10 minutes for the bus, we went for the latter.