3. Walking Austrian Alps: Ahorn Bahn ⇨ Edelhutte ⇨ Ahornspitze 2013:08:23

This walks starts at the top of the Ahorn Bahn, above Mayrhofen
This walks starts at the top of the Ahorn Bahn, above Mayrhofen

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The Ahornbahn
The Ahornbahn

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There are excellent views from the top of the Ahorn back down the Zillertal
There are excellent views from the top of the Ahorn back down the Zillertal

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Paths are well signed
Paths are well signed

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The path heads through a massive log gateway to the Edelhutte, and then on to the Ahornspitze
The path heads through a massive log gateway to the Edelhutte, and then on to the Ahornspitze

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The path is largely level at first, this is looking back.
The path is largely level at first, this is looking back.

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We have come up the path to the left of this view
We have come up the path to the left of this view

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The Edelhutte is a good view point and the main destination for many visitors.
The Edelhutte is a good view point and the main destination for many visitors.

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We are heading on up
We are heading on up

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And start to find some alpine flowers as we get higher
And start to find some alpine flowers as we get higher

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The views open out over the Alps, but the sky is starting to threaten thunderstorms
The views open out over the Alps, but the sky is starting to threaten thunderstorms

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The final ascent to the ridge is lose scree
The final ascent to the ridge is lose scree

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But it is rich in flowers
But it is rich in flowers

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This alpine Auricula is a real beauty
This alpine Auricula is a real beauty

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The final ascent to the top of the Ahornspitz is steep and rocky
The final ascent to the top of the Ahornspitz is steep and rocky

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Thunderstorms threaten as we head back to the gondola station
Thunderstorms threaten as we head back to the gondola station

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