Proof Frontier Project: Wild Connections Photography
Posted on by Eelco de Vries
Hiking Above 10,000' in the Austrian Alps
When I'm not shooting weddings, I'm out exploring new locations with my husband around our home in the Austrian Alps. There's been a heatwave in Europe the last few weeks, which has certainly been proving a challenge for our weekend adventures.
Last weekend we decided that the only way we were going to escape the worst of it was to head up to higher altitudes. We headed to the Stubai Valley and up to the glacier. Even though it was only 15°C once you hit 3000m (59°F / 9850ft for my Stateside friends) the sun was so strong, and it felt so much warmer.
We hiked to the Schaufelspitze summit at 3333m (10,900ft) and were treated to incredible views of the glacier. Unfortunately, Austria's glaciers are melting at an alarming rate and I hope it's not too late to do something about it.