A big ask! - Eine große Frage!

Dear All

I am running in the Mayrhofen Ultraks Mountain Race on the 22. June in support of Medicine Sans Frontier, who are working in some of the more exclusive Holiday destinations like Yemem, Afganistan and Syria. The race is 30 km with 1970m total elevation. I am doing the hard bit, and all that I ask of you ist that you just donate whatever you can to help a good cause and people who aren't as lucky as we are.

I know that you will do the right thing as that is why I am friends with you all.


Hallo zusammen

Ich nehme am 22. Juni am Mayrhofen Ultraks Mountain Race teil, um Ärtze Onne Grenzen zu unterstützen, die in einigen der exklusiveren Urlaubsregionen wie Yemem, Afganistan und Syrien tätig sind. Das Rennen ist 30 km lang mit einer Gesamthöhe von 1970 m. Ich mache den harten Teil, und alles, was ich von Ihnen verlange, ist, dass Sie einfach alles spenden, was Sie können, um einer guten Sache und Menschen zu helfen, die nicht so viel Glück haben wie wir.

Ich weiß, dass Sie das Richtige tun werden, denn deshalb bin ich mit Ihnen allen befreundet.

Vielen Dank


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Easter Egg Hunt 2019

Well its time for the world famous Mayrhofen Easter Egg Hunt!

Lots of kids of turned up for a mad dash through the Waldfestplatz in Mayrhofen, to grab some chocolate and sweeties, The weather was stunning, if not a bit fresh but perfect for a good egg hunt!

Thanks go to everyone who came along and contributed, Mayrhofen Gemeinde for their generous donation and of course to my beautiful wife, who so tirelessly organises this event.

#easteregghunt #mayrhofen #waldfestplatz #chocolateforbreakfast

The Mayor's Birthday

On Saturday was the celebration of one of our neighbours, Monika, 50th birthday and we were cordially invited to come along to help celebrate. Of course I sneaked a camera along to snap a couple of shots seeing as she is the Mayor and all. In attendance was everyone from the political spectrum of the Zillertal and the Governor of Tirol, so just an informal gathering then!

#bürgermeisterin #monikawechselberger #landeshauptman #güntherplatter #big50 #zillertal

Nikolaus and the Weihnachtsmarkt

This weekend was the second advent Market weekend here in Mayrhofen, and as my mum was over visiting we went up to have a look around and sample some of the Zillertaler Krapfen and Glühwein.

T&G Opening in Ramsau

The End of November saw the opening of a T&G Markt in Ramsau in Zillertal. I was invited down to take some pictures of the official internal opening the evening before the store was opened to the public. It gave me a chance to have a sneak peek too and sample a couple of beers for my personal project the Bier O’Clock

Oh! Mr (& Mrs.) D'Arcy!

A good friend got married at the weekend in Gnadenwald, near Innsbruck. I took my little Fuji XE1 and took a couple of snaps of the festivities and the rather fluid evening! Apologies for the later photos as the sensor in the XE1 isn't as good in low light and you tend to get a bit of noise (not to mention my slightly wobbly vision from the multitude of shots that were doing the rounds!).

Still a great celebration of friends, fun, happiness and love. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs D'Arcy.

Gauder Fest 2018

Ok, I know its been a while but I have been busy, oh and on holiday before the summer Wedding Season kicks off!

So I am doing a little bit of catch-up and before I stick on my Holiday pics I thought I had better get theses pictures of the Traditional Gauder Fest that is held here in the Zillertal each May. It is one of the largest Trachtenfest in Europe and draws huge crowds over the 4 days as well as having some rocking beer that is a barmy 7.8%. More than a couple of these and you know about it!

Anyway enough of me rambling on here are the pictures for your viewing pleasure.

All shot with iphone 6s and edited in Lightroom Mobile

#gauderfest #zellamziller #zillertal #iphone #itsahardlifeinthemountains

Helipad Open Day

This weekend saw the official opening of the new Helicopter Rescue centre for Mayrhofen.

There are a couple of these dotted around the valley from different firms, all providing much a needed service to evacuate seriously injured patients to the hospital within a short time from fairly inaccessible places (normally ski pistes). They work in close unison with the Red Cross, Mountain Rescue and the Water Rescue, with members from these organizations normally going on to work in the 'Flugrettung'.

Sunday was an open day for the public to come and see the toys that we get to play with, so I took the family down to have look. Weather was fantastic apart from the very strong wind that prevented a couple of events from taking place. The Red Bull Stunt Helicopters did make a show even if in those conditions and I did manage to capture it on video which can be seen here.

#roteskreuz #bergrettung #flugrettung #wasserrettung #helitirol #itsahardlifeinthemountains