This is my big crossing of Austria from east to west: I spent 25 days on expedition in the Austrian Alps. I started at the Czech border and finished at the Swiss border. I explored a total of twelve alpine regions in 22 hikes and climbed 14 peaks - five of them were over 3,000 meters. In between, our DIY camper van served as a home and base.
Everywhere was beautiful in its own way but I especially liked the Schobergruppe and the Rätikon mountain ranges. The result is a Collection of some fantastic day Tours and four hut (overnighter) Tours.
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A hike to the summit is one of the classic and most popular routes in southern Lower Austria. The "gentle giant" is equally popular in both summer and winter. The panorama is breathtaking. The next stop is the Fischerhütte (around 20 to 30 minutes on foot)
Today we stopped in the Seckauer Tauern in Styria and we were quite impressed. Of course, when you go up the highest mountain (Geierhaupt) in the best hiking weather, it can only be awesome.Although the ascent of almost 1,200 meters was below what we did yesterday, it cost a lot of grain. What a few percent more incline can make. OK, maybe yesterday's legs were a bit heavy too 😇.
The ascent to the highest peak of the Seckauer Tauern from Ingeringsee is challenging, but worth all the effort! An impressive summit that guarantees a fantastic view. The hike requires a good dose of stamina and surefootedness. Recommended only in good weather, but then very warm.
From the Hannoverhaus over the Ankogel to the Celler Hütte and the next day descent to the mountaineering village of Mallnitz, that was the plan for the last two days. But sometimes you just have to reschedule. We started early at the Hannoverhaus and dared to climb the 3,252 meter high Ankogel. But pretty soon not only a fresh wind was blowing around our noses, but thick clouds clouded our view. Not easy to find your way in the snow.
Hike from the foot of the Großglockner over a 3,000-meter peak and then spend a night in a bivouac at over 2,900 meters to see the almost perfect sunset. Doesn't that sound too good to be true?That's exactly how my hike was today. In bright sunshine, we hiked leisurely over lush alpine meadows, bridges and fine slopes. All around us, families of marmots with the cutest offspring. Ah!
Even if the name suggests an adrenaline-pumping climb, the Böse Weibl belongs to the rather easy 3,000-meter peaks - which also explains its great popularity.
From the conical summit you have a fantastic view of the Großglockner and the Schober group. The ascent leads on beautiful mountain paths over beautiful alpine meadows, shortly before the summit it goes over scree and boulder.
The Gernot Röhr bivouac with space for six to eight people stands alone on the Kesselkees saddle. It belongs to the Lienz ÖAV section and is located on the Wiener Höhenweg between Glorerhütte and Elberfelder Hütte. No hotplate, no water and no possibility of heating.
Well, I can't really recommend this round. Actually, we just wanted to do a lap with Lotte on our day off. But it was so hot in the valley that we quickly took the gondola up the mountain. But really, it was so built up and overcrowded up here, terrible. On my demanding tours that I usually do, I almost forgot that there is such a thing.
Nice to shoulder the trekking backpack again and go on a hut tour, especially since the last two day tours in the Zillertal were not necessarily satisfactory. In two days we will now explore the Tux Alps. On the agenda today were the two highest peaks in the Alpine region, the Geier (2,857 meters) and the Lizumer Reckner (2,886 meters). In addition, we climbed 1,500 meters in altitude, in contrast to the rugged terrain of the Schober group, a pleasure.