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View from the Similaun 3606m

Day 7: Climbing the Similaun 3606m

A major highlight of the tour is summitting the Similaun at 3606m! Fully equipped with crampons and ropes and accompanied by three mountain guides we hike through fields of crevasses on the Similaun glacier. The summit is our reward! A great final for a great tour!
Visit Frozen Fritz - Vent to Similaun hut

Day 6: Visiting Frozen Fritz – the Iceman

Day 6 of the Alpine Crossing starts with a short cimb and a very idyllic rest break at the Martin-Busch-hut. After watching the marmots play we hike on and it gets more demanding. As one of the highlight of the tour we visit the famous discovery place of the glacier mummy Frozen Fritz. Come with me and get to know this cold guy!
Braunschweiger hut to Vent via Alpine panorama trail

Day 5: Alpine Panorama Trail

Day 5 of the Euroean Alpine Crossing will show us how a famous ski area looks like in sommer. We will hike on a well-known alpine panorama trail and enjoy stunning views on our way to the village of Vent, an old mountaineering village.
Zams to Braunschweiger hut

Day 4: Zams to Braunschweiger hut

Today we will take the mountain railway, enjoy the very scenic alpine panorama and hike through a valley formed by glaciers. Our goal is the Braunschweiger hut at an elevation of 2760m. We will even meet an unusual animal on our way. Curious?
Memminger hut to Zams

Day 3: Memminger hut to Zams

On day 3 of the Alpine Crossing we face our first major descent. Starting at Memminger hut we have to ascent first and climb over a mountain pass. From there it's all downhill. But definitely not easy at all. There are lots of challenges waiting before we finally reach the village Zams in the valley.
Kemptner hut to Memminger hut

Day 2: Kemptner hut to Memminger hut

On day 2 of the Alpine Crossing we will cross the border into Austria. Descending through a beautiful valley, passing by a waterfall we will make our way to one of the main attractions of the regions! At the end of the day we will even hike in snow climbing up to over 2000 meters!
Crossing the European Alps

Crossing the European Alps

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Crossing the European Alps is one of the must-do hiking trails in Europe! Lush green mountain meadows, crystal clear streams and impressive rock formations will guide you on your way from Oberstdorf to Meran. Get to know the tour and all essential details you need to know for the hike!
Snowshoeing in the Alps - Sunset watched from the Schwarzwasserhut

Snowshoeing in the Austrian Alps

To prepare myself for the snow I was expecting to encounter in the Sierra Nevada during my hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, I booked a snowshoeing tour in the Austrian Alps. The tour took place in the famous Kleinwalsertal and involved climbing the Steinmandl at 1985m, eating some of the best mountain hut food and nearly getting lost in a white-out.