Zahmer Kaiser & Unternberg

Zahmer Kaiser & Unternberg, seen from Fellhorn. Austria, November 2008.

Zahmer Kaiser & Unternberg, seen from Fellhorn. Austria, November 2008.

The hike from Steinplatte to Fellhorn was always one of my favorites – from Waidring in Tyrol, one can use the toll road to drive relatively high up to a big parking lot (in Winter, it’s used to the Steinplatte ski area). After a short ascend to the pastures of Durchkaseralm, it’s a pleasant high alpine hike with little elevation change, all the way to the Straubinger Haus hostel. From there, the final ascend to the peak of the long ridge of Fellhorn doesn’t take much more than 30 minutes.

From there, one has fantastic views over to Steinplatte, Loferer Steinberge, Wilder Kaiser and Zahmer Kaiser, as well as Unternberg (in the foreground), the latter being a popular spot for paragliding.

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