I managed to put together a new video from my SOTA adventure 2 weeks ago.
Bank holiday weekend and two days with perfectly stable weather finally allowed to follow my plannings.
To make it more interesting: The hike is in a well known ski resort and also in summertime a lot of people take the cable car up to the plateau to start hikes from there. Nothing wrong about that.
But because of repair works it was not operating so a overnight plan came to my mind.
From a hike some years ago I knew about a reliable well near the cabin Luckerhütte. And that turned out to be the perfect spot to combine three summits in two days.
Here the overview map.
First to Wurzerkampl OE/OO-035
then over to Luckerhütte at the base of Angerkogel OE/ST-435. I deposited the bivy gear and took only the radio up to summit. It was getting late that day and fortunatly Sylvia and Peter stayed longer on the summit during their activation to chase me on 2m FM.
I could get more than 4 QSO then on 20m SSB.
I went down the summit, picked up my deposided gear and filled my water supplies. At a surprisingly flat grass area I found the perfect spot of my bivy. Btw. in Upper Austria OE/OO and Styria OE/ST region this is permitted in high alpine areas (as long as they are not part of a national park). OE Alpine association info page on that matter
Next day after some tea and porride for breakfast I continued my hike to Torstein OE/OO-179.
Near the summit I had a very nice encounter. A herd of about 15 chamois was up there. I approached as quiet as possible. But see for yourself in the video.
Btw. I have a new intro for my video.
And some pictures
View to high plateau Wurzeralm. The wall is Stubwieswipfel also a SOTA summit. The easy path in around the left side to the back.
Enjoying the warm rocks …
Left over snow. And summer temperatures
Ready for the night
Old trees and rough landscape in this Karst area
Torstein in view:
It was hot. Have some salt?
73 de Joe