Karwendal Mtns, Austria
On July 26th, 2017, I trekked and explored the Karwendal Mountains north of Innsbruck, Austria.
The Karwendels are part of the north Tyrolean limestone chain.
A cool moist climate and abundant rain, pastures, woods, and game characterize the Karwendels, (below). Thinly populated, much of the region is included in the Karwendel Nature Reserve, Austria’s largest.
Just on the other side of the border with Germany is Zugspitze. The Zugspitze, 9,718 ft. above sea level, is the highest peak in Germany.
Zugspitze Peak lies north of the Austria-Germany border, that runs over its western summit.
South of the mountain is the Zugspitzplatt, a high karst plateau with numerous caves.
On the flanks of the Zugspitze are three glaciers, including the two largest in Germany.
I approached the Zugspitze summit, on July 27th, 2017; by way of a train and two gondolas, (picture above).