Summit book entries on the Seekarspitze
Many people have their very own ritual on the mountains, and one of them is an entry into the summit book. After a long ascent and rewarded with a spectacular view, mountaineers find it easier to elicit a line or two. Originally, the purpose of summit books was to give mountain rescuers clues of when a missing person was at the summit, where they came from or where they were going. In the age of smartphones, this is no longer necessary, but mountaineers still like to write funny and witty remarks into the summit registers.
Franz Waldhart has compiled a selection of summit book entries from the Seekarspitze in Achenkirch. He came across funny and witty remarks, poems, drawings, and mostly quick notes such as the date of the tour, the name of the hiker, the weather and the view. Sometimes there are artistic sketches or poetic outpourings. In addition, there are "philosophers" from all over the world who have left remarks, written poetry or drawn in the books. Naturally, Tiroleans are in the majority, closely followed by our Bavarian neighbours.
Finally! Sitting in the sun and eating our snack. A beautiful day, just the way we like it.
The mountain we have climbed, the snack now is well-timed!
Climbed the mountain with my sisters,
now my feet are sore with blisters.
Finally, we reached the crest,
oh how great to have a rest.
Time to refuel with some food,
and the fruit schnapps tastes so good!
We scaled the mountain, legs are tired,
the view is gorgeous, and we’re wired!
Now we're close to heaven, no better way to escape the daily grind!
We were thinking, very funny,
although the weather was so sunny.
Up the Seekarspitze and no less,
very challenging we must confess.
Aching, tired and exhausted,
we are finally rewarded.
The view up here is splendid,
and not forgotten when we have descended.