Up to the frozen peak of Kitzsteinhorn
Trip Start Sep 19, 2007
12Trip End Oct 03, 2007
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After descending Kitzsteinhorn, we visited the nearby Mooserboden hydroelectric plant. It consists of 2 dammed reservoirs built high up in the mountains and accessed by narrow roads cut through small tunnels directly in the mountain side as well as an ingeneous platform lift that can carry a fully loaded passenger bus up and down a near vertical mountain slope. The journey to the reservoirs was quite an experience! The reservoirs themselves have to be some of the highest in the world, nearly at the mountain peaks, and filled by an ample supply of snow and glacier runoff. And it was absolutely FREEZING up there! Amazingly, out little boy didn't really fuss about the cold, even though he has spent his entire life living in the tropics of Singapore.