Austria

Grossglockner, Pasterze

  • Pasterze 2016
  • Pasterze 2016

Grossglockner, Pasterze

After 13 years I turned back to the Grossglocker, Austria’s highest mountain (3.798m). This time with my family.
My last visit was 2003 with my friends Ben & Marcelle from New Orleans. While the landscape is mostly the same, there is a big decrease of the “Pasterze Glacier” in evidence. Between 5.000 to 1.500 B.C. the area of the “Pasterze” was meadowland and moor vegetation. About 7.000 years ago Swiss stone pines have grown there. Glaciers come and go, with and without humans. At least in the Alps.

Pasterze Glacier in 2003

Pasterze

Pasterze

Pasterze Glacier in 2016

Pasterze 2016

Pasterze 2016

Pasterze Glacier in 2003

Pasterze 2003

Pasterze 2003

Pasterze 2016

Pasterze 2016

Pasterze 2016


Anyway, if you visit Austria, put the Grossglockner on your wish list!
To Ben & Marcelle
in remembrance of our Tour in 2003

Harald Kalasek