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Swansea Ramblers visit Austria
Day 5: Brent Alm - Tirolerhaus - Hochfeldermalm

9th July 2018

Leader: Guides arranged with holiday company




Day five in Austria.  The weather again stayed dry and perfect for walking.  We took the bus to Brent Alm and went up the mountain in a gondola to the Tirolerhaus from where we walked up to the Hochfeldermalm for refreshments and a chance to sit and take in the mountain views.  We walked through a forest with large ant hills then stopped at a reservoir with clear green water and stunning views.  At the top of the gondola ride is the Ehrwalder Alm restaurant with traditional Austrian cooking and the best Apfel-strudel so far.  Some of us took the gondola down but a few of us followed the riverside path down into Ehrwald.

Swansea Ramblers offer a range of walks for most abilities from the long strenuous mountain walks for the experienced walker to the short, easy lowland walks where maybe you'd like to explore walking for the first time with a friendly group of people.  If you'd like to try a walk then do come along and find out what all this Swansea Walking in the great outdoors is all about.  It won't cost you anything to come along and see if walking is for you.  If you get the bug and want to walk or stroll regularly then you can also become a member.  Just ask us about the walks and social events we do when you join us for a Swansea Walk.






Photographs of the Walk



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Sonnenspitze first thing in the morning


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The church outside the hotel
but who is that on the balcony?



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More morning views


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Ah! It's Colin!


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Even more morning views


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Buying a gondola ticket at Brent Alm


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And up we go!


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With great views all day


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A high waterfall


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And Sonnensptize behind it


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We'll be up there tomorrow


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Views just get better and better!


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Some mist still on the mountains above the Tirolerhaus


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But we weren't going to the top of the mountains!


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Nor was she


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They prefer the 'lower' pasture


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And what views


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A hairpin bend brings us under the Hochfeldermalm


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A great day for visibility of the surrounding mountains


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At the Hochfeldermalm, Cameron describes the rest of the walk


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Enjoying the views and the refreshments


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Do we really want to leave these views?


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Oh well! Off we go, passing another shrine


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Descending to the forest


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Alpine flowers


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An ant hill in the forest


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Ehrwald far below us


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Emerging from the forest


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About the same height as the top of the gondola ride now


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The Alpengl├╝hen Restaurant - No! we didn't go in!


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An alpine spider enjoying the flowers


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Stopped for a while at this beautiful reservoir
with clear green water



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Then it was to the Ehrwalder Alm for refreshments


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A lovely day to sit outside


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In the evening there was a free concert




All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2018
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