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Austria

Exploring Osttirol and the Zillertal.

Story by Magnus von Koeller August 12th 2012

Böses Weibele

The perfect starter hike: Easy going, and amazing views of the Osttiroler Dolomiten.

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Neualplseen

Now this was a serious, eight hour hike. But so worth it for the varied scenery and beautiful solitude.

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It involved quite the downhill scramble, particularly with a baby carrier on my back.

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Speaking of babies...

Noemi always tagged along. She'd even take long, leisurely naps back there.

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Karlsbader Hütte

The weather didn't quite want to cooperate that day. Luckily, we pressed on and were rewarded with views of this stunning cirque.

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Let me just say: Quite the location.

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Schlegeisspeicher

This hike really pushed us to the limit. High altitude, exposed, rocky scrambles, rain towards the end. But those views: so worth it.

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Luckily for us the infrastructure in the Alps is amazing, complete with suspension bridges to cross streams and a mountain hut serving beer on tap and warm food.

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märzengrund

To take a break from our high-altitude forays, we spent some time hiking along this beautiful stream.

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Austria, we'll see you again soon.

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