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Leaving the Pfälzer Hut, head in the direction of the Barthümeljoch Pass, climbing up through mountain pastures and scree slopes as you go.
Just before you reach the pass, you cross over into Austria, and you will also cross the Hochjoch Pass or “Gross Furgga,” which at 2,359m is typically covered in snow year-round, so watch your footing! Crossing over the border into Switzerland, and passing the Hornspitz, begin to descend down below the rock faces of the Rätikon all the way down to the Schesaplana Hut, your resting place for the night. **Sources** http://www.via-alpina.org/en/