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13 August


A glorious day; lots of reward without a lot of effort.

We went off on a coach trip to the Rittenbach and Tiefenbach; these are at the top of a side valley rising from Solden. We took the gondola to the top of the Tiefenbach which is 3250m high; we went up with the summer skiers and snowboarders. It was a glorious day with perfect visibility we could see the Dolomites and beyond. But the jewel in the crown was the Wildspitze, Austria's second highest mountain at over 3700m

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The Stubai Alps across Oetztal from Rittenbach Wildspitze More from the top of the Tiefenbach
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In on the act again!!    

Back at the bottom again we walked with Mary, Ray and Brian along the Panoramaweg to Vent. This is really easy with a gradual 1000m of descent and we had time to chat to others along the way - well actually Brian wanted to walk quickly but the rest of us were too strong-minded to have anything to do with this. We took 3.5 hours, allowing for a picnic and still at time for a beer at vent before catching the coach. Here is a collection of shots along the way. The final pointed hill which is behind Vent is the Talleitspitze.

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