Just me and the glaciers

Negotiating the Timmelsjoch in Spring

In May 1984, I stopped in at the offices of the Österreich Werbung to find out whether the Timmelsjoch was open. They assured me that the Alpine pass was, and so I took off on a bicycle loaded with panniers for a couple of nights. Up the Kühtai (cow valley in dialect, sort of: Kuh Tal), which was pretty much nothing but cows and valley back then (well before it became a ski resort). Overnight in a rustic inn and big descent…

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