12 Tyrolean peaks among the most beautiful mountains in the world
To mark its 150th anniversary, the sports supplier Mammut decided to rank the world’s 150 most beautiful mountains. Tyrol was heavily represented.
Mountain sports company Mammut came up with a fantastic project to mark its 150th anniversary: during the anniversary year of 2012, 1400 mountaineers in 40 countries will climb the 150 most beautiful mountains in the world, including spectacular 8,000m peaks such as Mount Everest.
Tyrol is heavily represented in this list of the most beautiful peaks. The jury selected 12 mountains from Tyrol for the list including the Wilder Kaiser in the northern limestone Alps between Kufstein and St. Johann in Tirol.
Is size relevant when it comes to a mountain beauty contest? Yes because a minimum height is required otherwise a mountain could just be a simple hill. The overall experience offered is most important. The form and condition are evident from the valley but the character only emerges during a more or less challenging climb. The hospitality can be discovered while taking a break at a mountain hut and the views only become evident once the summit has been reached.
Mountains tell stories Mountains are at their most captivating during sunset or first thing in the morning when they are shrouded in delicate morning mist and gradually unveil their full splendour. But it’s not just about the external appearance. The stories mountains have to tell also makes them charming. The more spectacular the mountain, the more spectacular the myth surrounding it. The Wilder Kaiser is not called this for nothing. It is a climbing paradise for experts and is respected by even the most experienced of mountain enthusiasts.
When the Wilder Kaiser is conquered in June as part of the Mammut project in addition to the other selected Tyrolean mountains during the rest of the season, every participant will be left with his/ her own story. Perhaps an unforgettable and personal account of their first ascent.