Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Merry Christmas!

From a sunny snowy Hinterthal:

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Hinterthal Chalet For Sale!

Now we are back in the UK we don't need such a big house in Hinterthal, so we are going to sell it:

 395000 Euro

For more information visit:  or email

New Almbar Open

The new Almbar is now open, twice the size and just beautiful inside!

Huge dump of snow!

Just returned from Hinterthal where the snow is just awesome!  50+cm new snow yesterday!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's Snowing in Hinterthal!

Just like clock work, here comes the snow :)

We are in Hinterthal from Saturday 10th for a week, if anyone else is around?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Almbar New Kitchen!

Wow what a great new Kitchen!

Monday, October 10, 2011

More Snow!

Photo from Haus Salzburg

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

First Snow in Hinterthal

It snowed today in Hinterthal!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The New Super Sized Almbar

The much loved Almbar in Hinterthal has had a much needed referb and extension.

What is great is the way they have kept the old character by literally building over the top of the old Almbar. So inside it still feels the same with the addition of new toilets, a much bigger kitchen and a further function room.

 The Almbar Hinterthal

Weichenthal Hut Walk

This week we did the Weichenthal Hut walk near Saalfelden.

 Hut View through the trees

It must have been the hottest day of the year 37 Degrees! when we finally arrived at the hut we were the only people, so we had our own personal chef cook us lunch! and very good it was too!

 Vince ready for lunch!

 what a view!

This is great walk only a steady 2 hours to get to this amassing view!

New Deinten Lift Complete!

Finally the last old long T-Bar has gone in Deinten! This has now been replaced with a new hi-speed chair :)

I took this photo a couple of weeks ago, now the cable is on and working!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hole in One!

Well what can I say, yesterday whilst playing in the local golf tournament I had a hole in one on hole 17!

Hole 17 is a 160m par 3, and we didn't realise it was in the hole until we got to the green and couldn't find my ball. There was just a pitch mark 50cm in front of the hole. We tentatively peeked in and there it was, followed by some ceremonial whooping, high fives, dancing etc.

It was made all the better as I was playing with Sascha, needless to say the rest of the day was a right off ;) + following tradition the whole club house had a drink on my account!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Königsjodler Expedition - Part 2 (Read Part 1 first)

So after an average night sleep at 3000m some of our German room mates decided to get up at 5-45 to watch the sun rise. Great!

So day two - just the walk down to Hinterthal.

Across the glacier, past the devils eyes, then down the Torscharte into Hinterthal.

 Crossing the glacier

 Taking in the view

 The Devils Eyes, above Hinterthal.

The Glacier - should have bought our skis!

 Nice safe ladder!

 View round the back towards Konigsee


Back of the Torscharte

Torscharte route down to Hinterthal

View back to the devils eyes.

We made it down to Hinterthal in reasonable time 6.5 hours!

Königsjodler Expedition - Part 1

Well we spent the last couple of days climbing the Hochkonig - the hard way!

Known as the  Königsjodler this is the longest via ferrata in Austria. Basically this is rock climbing with the aid of a fixed steel rope for safety.

Here's a video that shows you much better than the photos how exposed it it:

Königsjodler video - to set the scene!

 The route - up to just shy of 3000m

Hermann & Carl - ready for action - I think?

 Climbing Up!

 The Virgin Step. Only a few 1000ft drop.

 Really happy there is a wire!

 The High-Wire

 The way ahead!

Still Climbing...

 Hermann - Took more photos than me?

 The view back down

We made it - top of the climb (only took 6 hours + 1.5 hours walk in)

 Just the short walk to the hut then! Ouch..

Sun set from the Hut..

A nice quiet night with 12 people sleeping our room! But we were glad to have a bed and a meal!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mountain Biking

Up to the Hundstien

The Top

Single Track Down

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Elevation Holidays Site

We have just launched the new Elevation Holidays website:

Dolomites Trip

We thought we would venture over the boarder into Italy this summer and check out the Dolomites!

 The TT's enjoyed the roads!

Yes you can climb these!


 Riva - On Lake Garda

Friday, July 1, 2011

Great Party!

It was Hermann & Petra's 70th Birthday (35 + 35), time for a proper Austrian party up a mountain!

Hermann Petra Sandra & Carl

Yes beer coming out of a Rock!
Birthday Boy

Sandra & Petra

Boys in the wood burning Hot Tub!

The Mountain Hut
The Band
More boys in the tub!
Night Sky!