This is another brilliant walk with the first stretch, to the Standschützenhütte, particularly wonderful. The walk is described as challenging because of exposed stretches on the ascent and descent from Pfannspitz (2678m) and the 500m traverse across a steep bank of scree immediately below Mt Große Kinegat (2686m). These stretches can be avoided but the scenic sacrifice is massive.
The best view of the day is on the ridge approaching Pfannspitz. From here in good weather it's possible to look east along the main ridge and see the big limestone summits Große Kinegat, Porze (2599m), Mt Peralba (2694m) and the highest mountain on the Carnic Ridge, Monte Coglians (2780m). Pfannspitz is the highest peak you have to climb to complete the Karnischer Höhenweg and the views from the top are excellent.
Apart from the stretch either side of the Pfannspitz, the route does not follow the border but runs to the south of it, crosses it, and then runs to its north. Wartime remains, therefore, are not as extensive as they were on the first stage.