some get their kicks from champagne...
executive summary: climbing in salzburg
went to salzburg with martina, werner and elisa last weekend to do some climbing near the werfener hütte
. as the driving was a little bit longer this time, we started on friday and went all the way to Werfenweng, where we spent a really relaxed evening at the mahdegg-alm
(which is a really nice spot: good food, cheap, easily reachable and a good starting point for some hiking in beautiful surroundings! and: the host is one of the nicest i ever had the pleasure to meet!). after a king-size breakfast (which, after a while, really caused some trouble for me, as it was just too much for going on a 2h-hike afterwards) we started to walk up to the werfener hütte, and nice as we are
, we also carried some drinking water from the nearby well (now i know that 5kg in a plastic box weigh 50 after some tiem of walking a steep path!) as there's no drinking water up there. weather was ok, but no bright sunshine, and so i got quite chilly being all sweaty from the hike... anyway, after we packed our gear and stuff we went on the our real destination, which was like 15min away from the shelter: the climbing route fun in the sun 6
. the route started in a small crack between the rock and some snow on a wonderful plate and goes on with some nice climbing (not too steep, enough bolts, nice crag...). we made good efforts and best of all: the sun came through the clouds and fog and made the rock look a little bit nicer
having climbed 10 pitches werner and me sat down to wait for the girls (hej, sitting almost buttnaked on the top of a mountain is definitely an experience to enjoy
) but they had some trouble to find their way and so we went on for some more 230m of climbing. start of the second route was quite breathtaking as i needed to lead-climb a traverse which was secured with a fixed rope. wow. just hanging on one hand with quite some air below the feet and clipping a quickdraw is not what i'd like to do everyday
anyway, the last pitches weren't as nice bolted as the first ones, and so it got a little bit tricky to relax while climbing and i was quite happy when i reached the top of the "grosses fieberhorn 2278". unfortunately there was no cross nor anything else on top of the mountain, but that didn't spoil the good feeling... after some REALLY good chocolate bars we hiked down again and enjoyed nice kartoffelgröstl and beer. the next day was even nicer (sun, sun, sun!), but we decided not to go climbing in favour of some hiking and driving back to vienna.
the last weekend was the complete opposite of climbing: again only sunbathing, eating and playing cards at andis parents place. did i already mention, that i do LOVE hammocks? there's not much better than reading a good book in a hammock in the shade of some trees. moreover, lucky as we are, there's also a nice party in the nearby fields. white spleasures ((C) by isabelle some years ago) and drunk kids wherever you look!
... and some get their kicks out of scenery
standing on top of the world
|i love the way my cam interpretes colors at night ||... some get their kicks out of "landespflügen" |