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Tirol, Austria 2016

And a detour to Italy

Story by Thomas Flensted January 6th 2017

Late October 2016 I went to Tirol, Austria with Visit Tirol - the local tourism Agency. I spent a week alongside my good friend Matias Molina, during which me summited peaks, shot sunrises and sunsets, and slept very little. Sounds good, doesn't it?

Hundskopf

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The first peak we reached was Hundskopf not far from Innsbruck. We hiked 1-2 hours in complete darkness and blistering cold, but it was all worth it when we reached the top. To show us the way we met up with local mountain-superman Tom Klocker.

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Plansee and Rosshütte

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One night we drove to the incredibly beautiful Plansee near the border with Germany. Another night we took the gondola up the the Rosshütte in Seefeld from which we enjoyed a solitary and beautiful sunset.

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Nockspitze & Krimml falls

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To reach Nockspitze we (once again) had to scramble through mud, stones, and gravel (mostly because we went "off road") to reach the top. However, it was worth it as always. The Krimml Waterfalls are the highest falls in the Austria.

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Brandberger Kolm

The last peak we summited was the Brandberger Kolm. That was probably the most strenuous hike of them all. It was abolsutely freezing cold and the wind was violent. This was also the only peak on which we found snow and ice. Some of the photos below are from the area surrounding the peak, and the last two of Matias are from the Schlegeisstaucher.

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South Tyrol (Italy)

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On our final day we decided to drive down to Northern Italy - also known as South Tirol. We had seen so many photos from there and decided to go now that we were only a 2-hour drive away.

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notes

Thanks for taking your time to check out my photos. Sorry for the lack of text and storytelling this time, but sometimes I think the photos speak for themselves - especially when it is mainly landscape like here.

As always, if you have any questions you can just let me know below in the comment section or on thomasflensted@hotmail.com

Footnote: Canon 5D Mark III, Sigma 24mm f/1.4 ART, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II
Tirol, Austria