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The Tux Valley

Presenting the Ziller Valley: The Tux Valley

The Tux Valley is renowned in the winter sports community as the home of Austria’s only year-round ski area; the Hintertux Glacier. Having worked in…

On the top of the mountain with Andreas Wierer

Andreas Wierer: Proud and dedicated mountain guide

Andreas Wierer has turned his passion into a career. In this interview he describes his love of mountaineering, the unique features of the Ziller…

Austria Climbing Festival

The Austria Climbing Festival in Ginzling

Originally launched in 2015 by the “Stonemonkeys Chillertal”, a local group of passionate climbers and boulderers, the Austria CLIMBING Festival will…

on via ferrata #schlegeis131

5 Tips for Good Technique on a Via Ferrata

When it comes to climbing technique for via ferrata, opinions are divided. However, according to expert Alfons Hörhager, there’s not all that much to…

Schlegeis reservoir in the Ziller Valley with the Zillertal Alps

After work in the mountains

Many people consider Ulrich Huber a hero. The mountain rescue volunteer from Ginzling puts himself in danger to save the lives of others –…

Unspoilt mountains and nature abounds in Mayrhofen in the Ziller Valley

Overnight to the Very Top

I’m taking the plunge! Escaping the hectic urban jungle of the German big city, and into another world: Tyrol! With the ÖBB Nightjet, I sleep soundly…

The sport climbing route on the Schlegeis dam is 131 metre long

Climbers with Mental Agility

I look up. My heart is racing. I’ve got butterflies in my stomach just from watching. Above me, several adrenaline junkies are hanging on harnesses…

On the Berlin Hiking Trail to Schönbichlerhorn

Schönbichlerhorn, the mystical mountain on the Berlin High Trail

We, we being my sister and I, set our sights on climbing a three thousand metre high peak every year. Last August we scaled the Schönbichlerhorn,…

Mountain Guide Stefan Wierer looks towards the Olperer

150 Years of the Olperer

It is the king of the rocky giants: with its majestic height of almost 3,500m, the Olperer towers above the other mountains of the Tuxer range.