Trekking in Austria's Zillertal Alps
Guide detailing four short Alpine hut-to-hut treks in the stunning Zillertal region of the Austrian Tirol. Included are the 9-day Zillertal Rucksack Route (also known as the Berliner Hohenweg), the 7-day Zillertal South Tirol Tour, the 7-day Peter Habeler Tour and the 6-day Olperer Runde Tour, as well as optional ascents of neighbouring peaks, including the region's highest, the 3510m Hochfeiler. Good fitness and experience of mountain walking is necessary, and some of the treks include long days, steep and uneven terrain and aided sections. The optional excursions may call for specialist equipment, mountaineering skills and experience of glacier crossing. The routes are presented in day stages, each with notes on the particular highlights and challenges/hazards of the day's route. In addition to clear route description illustrated with 1:50,000 mapping and elevation profiles, the guide also includes a wealth of practical information on transport, mountain huts, recommended kit and safety. Since the welcoming huts of the Austrian Alpine Club are a particular highlight of the area, there is also a comprehensive hut directory listing all of the huts, with information on facilities, access and their fascinating history. Appendices contain useful contacts, a German-English glossary and further reading.
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