Information and photos of my mountaineering trips in Scotland,England and Wales:
Including hillwalking,scrambling and easy rock climbing.Also via ferrata, skiing and alpine trips in Europe.

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Saturday, 22 September 2007

Via Ferrata (Kletterstieg) in Austria, September 2007

My most recent trip of note was with "Apine Arena"to the village of Erwhald, just inside the Austrian border and under the shadow of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Sadly the VF routes (or kletterstieg as their called in Austria) to the summit were only passable with crampons etc.
However we did do some other good VF's that week.The name of the first escapes me, but the situation was amazing; high above a stunning waterfall that crashed down below us!

Another route we tackeld was "Crazy Eddie". At first it was just a normal VF with the usual problems to overcome.I had heard of what was to come, but when we finally climbed up to it, it was "bigger" than expected; a 2 wire bridge approximatley 80+ metres across with very dodgy ladders, up to, and down from it!