Dienstag, 8. November 2011

Fall in the Alps

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Recently we've been to the Tux valley, this is a side-valley to the Zillertal in Tyrol. We know this place very well and have been there for some years now. While Sylvia enjoys ski trainings for slalom etc. I prefer to hike and enjoy the scenery.

Currently we have a really sunny and bright fall. For weeks now we see mild temperatures and sun almost every day. So it was in Tux as we stayed there. This image is from the first day, I hiked up to the Frauenwand (2541m).

There wasn't that much snow, but still it was knee-deep in places and there was lots of ice and frozen brooks on the way. I didn't have my snowshoes with me, so walking was sometimes exhausting. Still I used my crampions because of the ice and they've been very useful.

The image has been taken on the highest point of that hike. It's a small "gate" between rocks you see on the right, you can also see my traces in the snow. It's a steep ridge, one step forward and you fall... The view goes straight to the Olperer peak where hundreds of skiers run on the slopes. After taking this panorama I followed the path on the ridge to the left and then descended down to the Tuxer Joch and the Weitental valley. I reached the village of Hintertux after 6 hours.

I made some more gorgeous images and panos during our stay, stay tuned to see more ;-)

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