Gerhard & the 2 Richards at the foot of the Sigmundspitz
In the summer of 1963 three TRICOUNIS went to the Austrian Alps to tackle the ‘Zillertal
High Route’, a high level hut-to-hut tour with mixed rock and snow peaks, and with
excursion routes of various standards available from the huts. For the first few
days they fended for themselves, but then, by pre-arrangement, availed themselves
of the services of a local guide, Gerhard Horhager to help them tackle some of the
more difficult ascents and glaciers.
Messing about with a bit of impromptu bouldering
Gerhard & the 2 Richards after crossing a huge snowfield. It took most of the
A short break on a mist - shrouded col
Ascending a long snow slope during the first few days.
Sometimes there was a view from the summits.
Nicknamed ‘the three musketeers’, L. To R. Richard Ling, Richard Stockwell, Bill
Following Gerhard across a small Bergschrund
All good things come to an end. On the way home via Mayerhofen.