Category Austria

Mountain flanks covered by patches of snow

10 treks in the Alps to inspire your summer holiday planning

If you are toying with the idea of giving long distance hiking in the Alps a go it will ultimately be difficult to decide where exactly to go and what trek to do. To help you ease into this I have collated 10 treks of different difficulty in this post. I hope it will be […]

Wilder Kaiser as seen from Aschau in Kitzbüheler Alpen

Two easy hikes in the Kitzbüheler Alps

Hiking has been set on the back burner lately and so the marmot post has suffered too. To redeem myself at least partially, I have finally put down some notes on a couple of easy hikes I did in the Kitzbüheler Alps at the beginning of May.

Snowshoe hikers in the Wildental

Good things come to those who wait: snowshoeing in Kleinwalsertal

Planning my first self-guided snowshoeing trip took quite some time. There were at least a dozen trips in the running. Juggling route planning, avalanche risk assessment and snow conditions wasn’t straight forward. At the last minute we decided to go to Kleinwalsertal. Although the weather was grim to start with, going to Kleinwalsertal paid off […]

Fresh snow in the Dachstein range

A snowshoeing course on the Dachstein

The new year is in full swing and so it seems nearly like an eternity since I came back from a four day snowshoeing course on the Dachstein at the beginning of January. I spent four days with a group of DAV hiking enthusiast on the Gjaid Alm where we learnt about avalanches, hiking in […]

At a mountain pass in the Wilder Kaiser

Scaling the Wilder Kaiser: Via ferrata to Elmauer Tor

The Wilder Kaiser is a relatively small, but fairly spectacular mountain range between Kufstein and Kitzbühel in Austria. It is an isolated, steep, ragged mass of limestone rock that spikes up just south of the river Inn. I decided to make the most of the amazing weather in the Northern Limestone Alps last Sunday and to […]

Tegernseer Hütte at the foot of the Buchstein

7 hiking trips from Munich

Munich is a great gateway for hiking in the Bavarian and Austrian Alps. Within just over an hour’s drive from the city, you can get to numerous trail heads. Even better, often you don’t even need a car. Most trails are accessible via an excellent network of public transport. Here are four day trips and […]

Hiking in Kleinwalsertal

A rainy hiking weekend in Kleinwalsertal

Everything comes to an end at some point and so the amazing, hot weather of early August ended precisely as we drove from Munich towards Lindau on a Friday afternoon in mid-August. A real deluge just outside of Munich set the tone for the rest of the weekend, but despite the weather we enjoyed some good […]