After the German castles we drove to Austria. We went on a very steep, twisty, turny mountain road. The Taniwha did not like it. We had to stop because we could smell burning, and when we stopped the front brakes were smoking like a dragon! But it was a good place to stop because we could see a big waterfall. They are called the Krimml Waterfalls and are the highest in Austria.


Then we drove to Kaprun.  This is Mummy and Daddy’s favourite place.

The next day we had pikelets for breakfast. Daddy said to eat lots because we were doing a big walk. We took a bus to the bottom of the mountain. Then we took two ski gondolas up the mountain. We were so high we even went through the clouds! Then we took the Gipfelbahn right to the top of the Kitzsteinhorn. We were at 3029m. We had a hot chocolate and a yummy chocolate cake. You could see lots of mountains and people skiing on the glacier.

Then we took the Gipfelbahn back to the alpine centre, (2450m) and we started our walk. It was very slippery on the snow, then we found a path. In the sun the path was narrow but easy to walk on. But in the shade there was lots of ice.  We had to slide on our bums to get over the ice. Daddy helped a lot. It was a bit scary.

Then we walked along a razorback ridge. There was one handrail and it went straight down on both sides.  Then we walked in the trees and there was a dirt track. We walked all the way back to Kaprun. The whole walk took 6.5 hours! I was very tired and hungry and my legs felt like jelly.

We went for dinner at Hilbergers. It had dried corn hanging above our table. We had a big dinner. I had cordon bleu, it was schnitzel with ham and cheese in it. Then I had the biggest ice cream for pudding.  It was vanilla ice cream with hot raspberry sauce.

It was a good day. The mountains were very beautiful.



Categories: Eleanor, Roaming


  1. What a fabulous report. Marvellous photos.. very proud of all the walkers!


  2. Wow Eleanor, what a lot of wonderful places you are seeing! And your blog is great – excellent writing!

    I think you and Genevieve are very good walkers.

    Love from Grandpa


  3. That is one of my favourite places as well. I did that walk with mum and dad and granny years ago and I feel on my bum!!


  4. would love to go back there one day! sounds like an epic walk down the mountain!


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