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Appreciating, or not, the impact of walking at different altitudes is only one example of how being an ‘experienced walker’ can be a relative term.

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The easy way to get to Rathlucken Hütte high above Goiserer Tal (valley) in Bad Goisern, Austria is to drive. It’s what a lot of the locals do.

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When we put together walking routes, there are certain ingredients which make a trail memorable. These include scenery with the impact of an uppercut, curios along the way (the odder the better) and, vitally important, a homely hostel…

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Looking down from Dachstein’s lofty summits Hallstatt looked even more perfect, soft and serene against the sheer cliffs which make the town appear as though it’s doing a balancing act…

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In a year packed with trails leading into forests, volcanic plains, gorges, valleys and along mountain paths these are five routes which stood out from the rest.

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Every day at 5pm the Peace Bell is struck to mark the hour and its sonorous chime booms down the valley, rebounding off the mountains, chasing its own echo…

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All Ears in Innsbruck

On November 19, 2015 By

And we’ve listened through our elbows, a newly discovered talent that I’m immensely proud of and am almost certain, will one day prove invaluable…

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High Spirits in the Leutasch Gorge

On September 28, 2015 By

A decade ago, steel walkways were embedded into the sides of a 3 kilometre stretch of the gorge enabling visitors to walk above the torrent in search of the trickster spirit that allegedly resides in the depths of the whirlpools, waterfalls and strange rock formations…

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