Tirol Botschafter Gunnar Munthe
by Theresa in People

The Awesome Norse

A young Swedish economics student dropped out of university, ran away to the Tirolean Alps and bought a bar beside a ski run above St. Anton. His name was Gunnar Munthe and at his bar he presided over the evolution of a new kind of après ski, turning a once-genteel activity into something raucous and…

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by Michael in People

Summit Stories: Kilian Scheiber and Wildspitze Mountain

The Iceman’s name is not Ötzi. The Iceman’s name is Kilian Scheiber. A Vent-native, this mountain guide has bagged the peak of Wildspitze for more than 400 times – although it was not exactly what you would call love at first sight between him and the highest mountain of North Tirol (and Austria’s second tallest).

9 min. Reading time
by Michael in People

Summit Stories: Bernhard Neumann and Olperer Mountain

This man has bagged the 3,476-meter peak of Olperer for more than 100 times: Bernhard Neumann’s appreciation and respect for this lofty giant in Inner Zillertal Valley grew with each attempt to get there. We tried to get some good pictures of Olperer. With the help of Bernhard.

9 min. Reading time
by Irene in People

Homeworker in a Fragrant Paradise: Verena Buchhammer’s Herbs from Kauns

Verena Buchhammer is a homeworker who works outdoors – she grows an incredible selection of medicinal herbs and spices in her garden that sprawls over 500 square meters. Her passion and knowledge of herbs encapsulates in hardy varieties that thrive in the region. Just as the Tuxer Rinder, a local breed of domestic cattle that…

4 min. Reading time
by Michael in People

Summit Stories: Guido Unterwurzacher and Wilder Kaiser Mountain

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…

9 min. Reading time
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