Even for me, who loves to get up early, it is very early when the alarm clock rings at half past three. But what wouldn't you do for a dreamlike sunrise? At 4 am we set off in the direction of Grossarl. Passing St. Johann, we reach our starting point for today's tour of the Heukareck in about 30 minutes.My husband (a passionate hiker) and I have chosen the ascent from the Himmelsknoten car park (Grossarl) via the Niggeltalalm. The tour is only suitable for experienced hikers, as you have to cover around 900 metres in altitude. The Heukareck can also be hiked from Schwarzach via the Tennalmen. From here, however, it is a very steep climb.