The forecast predicted 65 cm of snow on Dachstein over Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. It is definitely snowing in Annaberg today! Because of this I changed the slideshow from summer to winter pictures. Have your thoughts turned to winter already?
Waldbad Lungotz - an outdoor swimming area about ten minutes from our place.
This is a via Ferrata up the Donnerkogel, which is just behind our house. We cheated and got a ride up as high as the road would go (about 10 minutes) then hiked (about an hour and a half) to the start of the route. Another option would be to drive to Gosau and take the gondola up, so the →
There is a great via ferrata route at Gosausee, only a half hour from our house. It is rated B with some short sections of C and boasts a great cable-crossing. It was my first via ferrata so my heart was in my throat over the crossing but made it ok. Here are some pictures from the route.
Stage 13 of the 2011 Giro d'Italia climbs Grossglockner. Yesterday we drove over the pass and I made a video of the climb and terrain that the race will be going through. Amazing, amazing country and it was a great day. Below is a little preview of the sections of the climb.
The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is about an hour drive away and here are some pictures we took from our trip over yesterday. For the official website and to plan a trip please go here: http://www.grossglockner.at/en/. It was definitely worth the 29 EUR fee for our car but I imagine that it could get insane during the summer on peak →