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Reach for the Alps! – Trekking the Berliner High Alpine Path

"Reach for the Alps!", encourages the Zillertal Alps High Alpine Nature Park in its summer brochure.

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The "Ewigen Jagdgründe" in Ginzling in the Ziller Valley

Climbing was and still is one of the most popular sports in the Ziller Valley. Climbers from far and wide come to Mayrhofen and Ginzling in pursuit of…

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Matthias Schiestl: Mountain Guide in the Ziller Valley

A life without mountains would be simply unimaginable for Ziller Valley mountain guide, Matthias Schiestl. He turned his hobby into a career and has…

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The Best Tips for Hiking in the Ziller Valley

The Ziller Valley is a paradise for hikers and mountaineers.

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Markus Kröll: Balancing a love of the mountains with a love of art

He loves the mountains, sport and his home. Markus Kröll from Mayrhofen is a well-known mountain runner, not just within the Ziller Valley but also…

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Peter Habeler – The Way to the Top

Renowned mountaineer Peter Habeler talks about the duality of the mountain as a challenge as well as a place of tranquillity, his fascination with…

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Preparing for a Glacial Tour

Even in the mountaineering Ziller Valley, glacial tours have a reputation as one of the most prestigious mountain tours.

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Via Ferrata: Tips on planning ahead and equipment

Just by taking proper consideration of a few important points, you can have one of the best alpine experiences on a via ferrata. Essentially, your…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 –…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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.

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