Michael

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When he is not working, Michael Gams is out exploring this beautiful country, hiking, mountain biking, freeriding and ski touring to the most beautiful spots in Tirol.

Summit Stories: Guido Unterwurzacher and Wilder Kaiser Mountain

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His uncle took Guido Unterwurzacher, 12 years old at the time, along on a climbing trip in rugged Wilder Kaiser Mountain Range. Today, the Going resident is one of the most prolific mountaineering guides and rock climbers in the area, always looking for adventure wherever he goes. I joined him on an easy trek, yet Guido put a spectacular end to it.
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10 Reasons Why You Should Try Canyoning

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Lately I found myself standing on a cliff, tall as a house, looking down into a canyon and wondering, “If anything could go wrong?” Sapphire blue water cascaded down slate grey rocks into a sparkling natural pool, into which I was supposed to leap. “There is always something that can go wrong,” answered my canyoning …

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Summit Stories: Matthias Wurzer and Großglockner Mountain

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If you climb the same mountain more than 300 times, there are very little chances to experience something new, see something different, aren’t there? Well, 32-year old mountain guide Matthias Wurzer succeeded in doing so. How? He told me on our joint tour of Großglockner, the mountain in his backyard and Austria’s tallest peak.
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Five Ways to Cool Off by the Water This Summer

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Tirol may be landlocked, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t great ways to cool off. As the weather heats up, that’s your cue to cool off with aquatic activities, amazing summer cool downs and splash-worthy fun in crystalline Alpine rivers and lakes.
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Summit Stories: Sigi Hatzer and Großvenediger Mountain

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Sigi Hatzer has bagged the 3,660-meter peak of Großvenediger for more than 900 times – last summer he did so together with his ten-year-old son Lorenz. I joined them on this memorable trip and learned a lot about the many years of friendship between a mountain guide and iconic Großvenediger Mountain.
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