Hohe Mandling 21.2.2012

I liked snow shoe walking in my holiday in Carnthia, so back home, I bought snow shoes. A first test of the shoes on a walk on Mandling.

I park my car in Reichental choosing the shortest and most direct ascent.

Only snow amounts of frozen snow down here, good for walking over on the surface - the snow shoes stay in the rucksack.

Waidmannsfeld, Dürre Wand behind and ...

... Schneeberg.

steep ascent through the forest

On top of the Sueszwaende (a rocky escarpment), there is a beautiful view over the Gutenstein Alps. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.

Schneeberg, with Großer Kitzberg in front.

Gippel (left) and Goeller.

Unterberg with the ski slopes.

Lots of snow up here, I am wearing the snow shoes now.


On the summit of Mandling. Here was standing the Berndorfer Hütte, which burned down a few years ago.

Summit grassland

On the descent through light forest.

Once more a view to Schneeberg

Gippel and Goeller. Far left the Schwarzauer Gippel, in front of that the ridge of Obersbergs, which I walkes along on Oktober 1st last year.

Back at the car in Reichental. View to Mandling, the summit not visible from here.