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Three Peak Austrian Challenge

THREE PEAK ALPINE CHALLENGE, AUSTRIA

We are pleased to announce our fundraising challenge for 2017. A magnificent challenge in the Alpbachtal region of Austria. Exact dates will be confirmed when flights are released but we have approximate dates as follows – 16/6/17 to 23/6/17. We will climb the three highest peaks in the region over three days. We will also have some time to explore further, sightsee or climb other peaks if you are not too tired by then!  We have completed this challenge before and if you look at our photo archives you will have an idea of what’s in store. Our first climb will be of the Shatzberg (1908m) which will be our easiest climb, as we ascend from Alpbach first on local roads and then forest tracks. All our routes are numbered and there are over 900km of walking tracks in the region.  We will follow the trails of A21 and A28.  From the top we will be able to see the extensive ski slopes on the other side of the mountain looking towards Auffach Town.

Our second climb will be the more challenging ascent of the Grosser Galternberg (2424m).  To make an ascent we have to walk to Inneralpbach – a small village higher up on the valley.  Startingg off on good tracks, we eventually zig-zag up a rocky path, mainly following the A37 trekking route on the Alpbachtal walking map.  We are rewarded at the top with a panoramic view of some of the higher snow-capped Alps.

Our third climb of the three peak challenge – although not as high as the other two mountains – has the real sense of adventure climbing.  The Grtlspitz (1898m), while technically not difficult, has a few exposed areas, which gives a wild, rugged feel.  We are taking one of the least tricky routes (the A23, followed by the A27).  The peak gives an unparalleled view of Alpbach.

For further details and an application form, contact Irwin Holmes on irwin@vision4kids.org

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