Since the Romantic period, people have discovered nature for themselves, exploring it on foot and looking at it from new angles. Such wanderlust and outdooring (as well on very high mountains) has enabled a new direct, physical and sensual encounter with the also harsh heart of nature itself because the final goal of these rural ambitions may be also unreachable at times.

Sunrise on the road near Bartholomäberg

On the trail from Falla to Silbertal

Swiss horses on Gargellenalpe

Trail from Gargellen to St. Antönier Joch

Mural at the old city of Bludenz

Foggy morning view at Innerberg

Mountain huts on Kristberg

Finish area of a mountain-bike event at Schruns


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Capelas, Sáo Miguel- not quite a Monday walk


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    1. Thank you, these huts are socalled MAISÄSS in the local language. They are standing at places in the mountains where the cows are firstly brought after winter, usually in May, in heights of 1,100 – 1.400 m. When it gets warmer in June, and the snow is completely vanished also in the higher areas, the cows (also sheeps and goats) will be led to the higher alps and meadows between 1,800 – 2,000 m, where they stay all summer till mid of September. The cows are very good climbers, so no problem for them to loaf around also in the higher and steep mountain regions.

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      1. It is funny, but I don’t think of cows as good at climbing. Going to the higher summer pastures in something the farmes would do in Norway and the young girls would be the ones assigned to go live in the seter or hut for some weeks, as all the young men would need to stay on the farm and harvest all the crops whilst the limited sun shone….

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