Hochschwab, 2277m

I’m back in my alpine playground so it’s time I write another blog post. This time I’m in Austria and although I’ve hardly spend very much time here in the past I already feel like it’s home. The buildings, the food and the mountains deserve credit for this. Today saw me squealing in delight as the driver rounded a bend and I saw our day’s goal for the first time. I’d forgotten the look of such alpine wonders. The forecast of 34 degrees (Celsius) was not going to stop me now.

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We started in Bodenbauer with a lovely ascent through the woods before we ditched the tree line and put some serious ascent below us.

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Check out the ladders in the photo below (looked like a caterpillar from a distance).

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Once you’re up there are an abundance of peaks to choose from.

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And beautiful alpine flowers to appreciate.

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And animals such as marmots, chamois and ibex to behold.

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Not to mention the caaaaaaaaaake !

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(This apparently was a single serve)

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