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The Alpine Club

The Alpine Club

Summer has finally stumbled its way in, and it’s time to swap the cobbled streets for the hills, to skip the Albertina for the alpine breeze. Vienna’s Alpine Club gathers together English speakers from in and outside Austria to tackle the trails, the rocks and of course, the mountains. The club is a branch of […]

High-Altitude Euphoria

“Four hours,” a German colleague had said. A strapping, beer belly-free 30-something, he clarified: “You’ll need about four hours to reach the Pühringerhütte,” a hikers’ hut nestling above a clear lake at 1,638 metres. Well, it took us over six hours and some copious sweating in the July heat, what with iron ladders to be […]

Call of The Wild

For snow lovers the call of the wild is getting ever louder as more and more of us seek respite from the madding crowds. During the upcoming high season of the Austrian ski winter, congestion on the groomed ski pistes can sometimes resemble rush hour in Tokyo. That’s not what we have been sold on […]

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