Berchtesgaden, Grossglockner Revisited

Grossglockner LogoFrom June 16 to 23, we spent a week near the German – Austrian border, where I cycled a bit in the Berchtesgadener and Salzburger mountains.

While the trip was originally intended as a revisit to the Berchtesgaden area, I came across the Look Marmotte Hochkönig, which was starting in Mühlbach am Hochkönig, basically around the corner from there.

And when I studied the route for that event, I realized that we would pass through Bruck an der Grossglocknerstrasse at the base of the climb up the Hochalpenstrasse by that name.

A climb I had done in 2009 and which I’d always wanted to revisit as well – I could tell I was in for a busy week.

You can read my report on the Marmotte here – this post is about the rest of the week…

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Going For Gold: Marmotte Hochkönig

Bugs BunnyBottom line of this post is that I have set that ‘one more, just this one, I promise‘ target for 2017: the Marmotte Hochkönig in Austria.

But first, I should apologize on behalf of the rebel, as it has been a while.

Those of you more or less frequently visiting this blog – I’m not judging, but I can’t even… – may have started to wonder if the rebel is still alive.

Well, I can assure you: he is. It’s just that he didn’t feel like there was anything noteworthy to write a new post about…

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Berchtesgaden – AD6 Training Camp

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Berchtesgaden – AD6 training camp

The first altitude training this year would be in Berchtesgaden, a trip booked back in October 2011, long before I crashed and disrupted my schedule towards Alpe d’HuZes.

But training routine has been resumed and in the Berchtesgadener Land the Kehlsteinstrasse awaited, so off to Berchtesgaden we went!

Upon arrival, I choked on my first deception: my plan to conquer that “Zoncolan of South Germany” would have to wait until some other time.

The Kehlsteinstrasse was in fact still closed, as there remains a lot of (snow) clearing and road repair work to do.

In short, the road cannot be cycled until the end of May…

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