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Alpine Hutting Kit List  

Clothes Boots (Sportiva Trangos) Light Waterproof Jacket (Rab Strech Neo Jacket) Light Waterproof Trousers (Berghaus Packlite full-length zip) Gloves big + small Sun Hat + Warm Hat Light Gaiters (essential in snow) 1 Tee Shirt 2 Long sleeved thermal tops (Helly-hansen) 1 Light Fleece 1 light Down vest (PHD – Ultra Vest) 1 pair zip-off Trousers 1 pair » read more »

Austria 2023: Gschnitztal Hut Tour  

More photos here… Day 0: Travelled to Steinach, Austria Flew out to Innsbruck, stayed overnight in Steinach and got a bus up to Trins (1,220m) the following morning. Day 1: Blaserhütte (2,176m) From Trins, picked up route 31 by the Talback then into the forest on route 11, 30. Crossed the vehicle track and continued » read more »

Austria 2023: Kals am Grossglockner  

For our second week in Austria (for week 1 see here…), we planned another hut tour. This time starting and finishing at Kals am Grossglockner and circumnavigating the Grossglockner massif, crossing glaciers with the option of an ascent at the end if conditions prevailed. Conditions did not prevail, and we had to change our plans » read more »


An avalanche is a large slide of snow down a mountainside, caused when a buildup of snow is released down a slope.  It is one of the major dangers faced in the mountains in winter. A large avalanche can run for miles, and destroy anything in its path.  For example, in Montroc, France in 1999, » read more »

Berliner Höhenweg 2012  

So this year we thought we’d return to Austria and have another attempt at the “Berliner Höhenweg” also called the “Zillertaler Runde” or even the “Zillertal Rucksack Route” (but not by the locals). We’d attempted this way back in September 2007 but were unexpectedly snowed off.  This time we went in the last week of June and we » read more »

Author: Phil Newby