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107 - April 17 2011 - View from the Predigstuhl | by Kristoffersonschach
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107 - April 17 2011 - View from the Predigstuhl

Yeah, Easter holiday!

From today till next Friday we are on our easter holiday. This year in Bad Goisern, which is in the so called „Salzkammergut“, a wonderful place in Austria. Fom this region you will see some pictures in the next days. Here you see the Hallstättersee (Lake of Hallstatt) with the Dachstein glacier in the background. This mountain ist he highest peak in Styria. The picture is taken from the peak of he Predigstuhl, a mountain we climbed today.

Some information about the mountains in the background: The Dachstein (2995 meters high) is a strongly karstic Austrian mountain, and the second highest mountain in the Northern Limestone Alps. It is situated at the border of Upper Austria and Styria in central Austria, and is the highest point in each of those states. Parts of the massif also lie in the state of Salzburg, leading to the mountain being referred to as the Drei-Länder-Berg ("three state mountain"). The Dachstein massif covers an area of around 20×30 km with dozens of peaks above 2,500 m, the highest of which are in the southern and south-western areas.

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"Was du für den Gipfel hältst, ist nur eine Stufe." (Lucius Annaeus Seneca, 4 v.Chr. - 65 n-Chr.) "What you think to be a peak is nothing but a step."

  

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Taken on April 17, 2011