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Solstice Fire Hiking at the Hohe Salve, Tyrol

In the Kitzbühel area, you have sheer mountains in the south and east, the Wilder Kaiser in the north – and in between, a nice part of the…

Billion-Stars-Hotel: A Relaxed-Dangerous Hike to Escape to a Mountain Night

Sometimes, you just need to get away from your routine, from comfortable commutes from work to home, to TV and the bed. When work got a bit much,…

Ötztal Glacier Trailrun 42k (2021)

Sometimes, I just feel a need to get high… up in the mountains. The Ötztal Glacier Trailrun (link to official site, in German) is one of the events…

#LocalMountain in the Flatland: The Hundsheimer Berg

Is a local mountain worth exploring when it’s far away and not tall at all? How far away is it really, and how tall does it feel when…

Opposite Hallstatt: The Easy Sarstein Crossing, Less Simple

On the Eastern shore of the Hallstatt lake, north of the Dachstein massif, lies a mountain that often goes overlooked, the Sarstein.

Vienna Alps Hikes: Along the Cog Railway up the Schneeberg

The Schneeberg (“snow mountain”) often becomes visible on the horizon from where I live. Across the Neusiedler See lake. On my train commute to Vienna. It is the…

Hallstatt, From Gosau via the Hoher Plassen

Hallstatt is seeing fewer tourists these days, but it is still usually approached in very touristy ways: There directly, in and gone. I am still taking other ways…

Hallstatt from the Up/Side of the Sarstein, Deep in Snow

Snowy Salzkammergut winter, and I wanted to try another approach to Hallstatt. This time, over the Sarstein.

Hallstatt from the Top: Hiking Across the Dachstein

Hallstatt is usually visited quickly, coming by bus or by train and the boat across the lake. I decided to go slow, measure my approach in steps climbed…