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The Jewel of the Alps

It was a beautiful sunshiny day on the last day of my trip to Innsbruck, Austria. We went up Nordkette mountain, which has been referred to the Jewel of the Alps. The journey itself, on a cable car through beautifully designed stations was an experience in itself, but the view from the top was just breathtaking!

Bergstation

This was shot 1,965m above sea level from the top of Patscherkofel Mountain in Austria, looking across at the Nordkette mountain range on the other side of Innsbruck.

Right after taking this picture, I got a call to say that the lift cars had been closed down due to high winds and I had no way of getting down as I am ski beginner. After an anxious half hour, I got a a ride down on a snow scooter, which turned out to be the most exhilarating thing I’ve done in my life. Shooting down the snow covered mountain at break neck speed on a powerful, open scooter while holding on to the sides for dear life, is an experience that I won’t soon forget.