The Salzkammergut in Austria provided the excellent surroundings for our walks.
Here we are visiting the waterfall near Lessern, during the walk to Purgg.
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To prove they were enjoying it!
Relaxing after the climb back up from the Steirersee near Tauplitzalm.
Raining today - so off to the salt mines
Both groups had a good day for the ascent of the Loser. Here is the path past the Augst lake on the way up.
This is the Loser Fenster.
A well-deserved lunch after traversing a rarely-used path.
The view from our lunch stop, before descending to Hallstatt.
The lake shore at Hallstatt...
...and the view as we cross back over the lake
The Vorderer Gosausee, with the mountains in the background.
Sadly the July group saw only the underside of a layer of grey clouds.
The familiar sight at the end of our walks
And a view from the hotel
The Hotel Wasnerin has good food, friendly staff
... and zither music on one night of each week.
On one of the free days one can take a coach or train to Salzburg.
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