Hotel Tia Monte Smart
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Thursday 28 August
Moved on this morning, up the Pitztal valley, just south
of Imst. Went up to the Pitztal glacier, taking the Glacier Express(tunnel
train) followed Tyrol’s highest cable car to the restaurant at 3,440m, near the
top of the Wildspitze (3,774m). Perfect weather for a day in the snow – blue
skies and no wind.
Staying near Jerzens tonight. Had a great evening meal at
the campsite restaurant ...
Note from Val: Today we took a guided tour into the mountains east of the town of Obergurgl (up the Gaisbergferner glacier valley) to search for garnets. We were well equipped for the task, with our hammer and chisel borrowed from our hotel. Our guide, Monika, was very knowledgeable about the area, and once she showed us what to look for we were able to spot and collect quite a few nice garnet samples. For ...
... our hotel by around 4:30 pm, ready for showers and supper. I briefly contemplated suggesting that we go back up the Gaislachkogel gondola I and II, to the Ice Q restaurant (at over 3,000 metres) that had been our first stop up the mountain in the morning, but I don't have the right wardrobe for that place! Another highlight of the day: my approximately 2 metres of "via ferrata" to get to the cross at the top of ...
... freebies including various swimming pools but
we had no time.
We didn't make it all the way to Samnaun. We took four
chairlifts in all – two to the swiss border at Viderjoch/Flimspitz, then down
the Flimsattelbahn and up the Alp Trider Sattelbahn. We counted marmots during
the last two and tried to get a photo from the chairlift, failing miserably. We
decided to call it a day as we were getting quite cold and ...
... portions. It's interesting how the waiters never come around to see if you are finished and would like the bill. You could sit there for hours after eating. But once you put your hand up and say "cheque please", they are right there and stay there until you pay. Austria seems very laid back and friendly. There is lots of time and no pressure. Everything is right on time to the minute, including trains and buses. Everything is clean and well kept up and ...