Adventure Grossglockner High Alpine Road
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According to travel writers, nature-lovers and globetrotters, this is one of the most magnificent panoramic roads worldwide the 30-mile road that winds its way over the Hohe Tauern mountain range. This challenging route, where in bygone times traders and smugglers risked their lives, is now frequented by tourists, bikers, mountaineers and glaciologists. Many people don't realise that what a world of adventure lies on either side of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, from which all the most splendid areas of the Hohe Tauern National Park are accessible. Herbert Gschwendtner shows us around, describing hiking trails, flora and fauna against the spectacular backdrop of the Grossglockner mountain and the Pasterze glacier.
Herbert Gschwendtner, born 1948 in Schwarzach, Austria, comes from a mining family; he spent his childhood in Mühlbach am Hochkönig. Following his apprenticeship as painter and decorator, he went travelling and tried out various occupations. After an operation, he endeavored to overcome cancer by writing poems and short stories.