I think that if you did a poll of the people arriving at the top of the Penken mountain, at least 99% of them would get the cable car to the top. At eight minutes and 11euros each it is an easy option.
However, we decided to walk and it only took two and a half hours on a big breakfast. We spent 13 euros between us on cappuccinos and two giant pieces of chocolate cake at the top, and then started the hike down.
The weather was sort of humid and tropical at the bottom, but definitely cold and wet at the top. Excellent scenery and beautiful cows with big bells around their necks, as you would expect to see in the Alps.
We walked over 1,600 vertical metres and 37,000 steps, so are now both falling asleep even though it is only just after 9pm.