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49 – 4 Mountain cabins wor...

49 – 4 Mountain cabins worth a visit

There are many cabins and refuges in Nationalpark Hohe Tauern that are worth a visit. I thought I’d list 4 of my favourites on the northside of the Hohe Tauern. Each of them can be only be reached on foot over mountain trails. Even if each cabin has a cable car to carry their supplies […]

48 – Lessons from Hiking: ...

48 – Lessons from Hiking: 5 Ways to Live with Less Stress and More Joy

By Tony Zipple. This post was republished with permission from and Tony Ziplle. You can find the original post here. “The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by the mountain. He is inspired.” ~ William Arthur Ward I like to hike in the mountains. It is such an amazing relief from the day-to-day stress […]

47 – Cabin tour Nationalpa...

47 – Cabin tour Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, part 01

Some hikes, for some reason or another, linger on my wish list: no time, bad weather, and other hikes. One of those hikes starts in the Felber valley, a 10 minute drive south of Mittersill, and takes the St. Pöltner Westweg over the Sandebentörl to the Neue Fürther Hütte (mountain cabin). It has always been […]

46 – Bucket of sand

46 – Bucket of sand

Earlier this year I wrote a blogpost about my audacious plan to hike the John Muir Trail this year (see my blogpost 42 – Hiking ideas, anticipation and training). After I decide to join Stefan to hike the JMT I, of course, throw myself into researching every possible bit of information on the internet. Books […]

45 – Mittersill+ hiking pr...

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Every summer the Mittersill-Hollersbach-Stuhlfelden tourist agency Mittersill+ organizes a hiking program. During the main summer season the participating hiking Nationalpark-Wandelhotels (hiking hotels) offer guests the weekly possibility to take part in six (6) mountain hikes guided by nationalpark-ranger and mountain hiking guides. The hikes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday are – as commissioned by the […]

44 – Hike to the St. Pöltn...

44 – Hike to the St. Pöltner Cabin

Sometimes I wonder why certain beautiful mountain hikes are hardly being done by tourists. Is it because it isn’t always easy to deduct from a map which of the many hikes on it are really worth it? In any case, the hike to the St. Pöltner Hütte (mountain refuge) high above Mittersill on the border […]

43 – Lake views

Beautiful footage of an Austrian lake is inspiration to visit some of the lakes in the Austrian Alps. Enjoying a sunrise or sunset while sitting on the banks of a lake, basking in the afternoon sun while lying on your back listing to the sounds of softly murmuring waters, giving your feet a refreshing bath, […]

42 – Hiking ideas, anticip...

42 – Hiking ideas, anticipation & training

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Natur’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms, their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves John Muir Winter is nearly over. Although it is only March, temperatures over the […]

41 – On snow shoes

41 – On snow shoes

Only a few more weeks and I’ll be on the practice slopes again teaching beginning skiers. Before that, of course, I’ll be skiing a bit myself to make sure I’ve got that good feeling again and my pupils won’t get the impression they’re being taught how to ski by a novice ski instructor. I’m also […]

40 – Cabin tour with dog

40 – Cabin tour with dog

After my last blog post for the Dutch outdoor magazine OpPad about the dangers mountain cabins and hiking trails in Austria were finding themselves in (“Mountain cabins and hiking trails in Austria in danger”), it seemed logical to write about a mountain cabin tour in my next blog post. End of summer – time for […]

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