The Großglockner

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The Großglockner

Postby Ali in Austria » 16 Apr 2015, 07:46

Some of you are heading for The Alps this summer and may be interested in what is involved in getting a High Pass ready for opening.

Due to open by May 1st (as is Nockalmstraße), work commenced clearing The Großglockner on April 13th.

You can follow their progress on their FaceBook Page:

http://www.facebook.com/grossglocknerstrasse

or better still, follow it on our FaceBook Page :D

http://www.facebook.com/pension.haus.maria

For the next few days their progress can be seen on these Panomax Cams.

http://edelweissspitze.panomax.com

http://fuschertoerl.panomax.com

You can zoom in on an area. They are currently just below Bikers Point on the North Side. A team is also working its way up from the south.

When you can see them on this Panomax, their work is nearly done :)

http://grossglockner.panomax.com

The big blue Rotary Plows are between 50 and 60 years old and still going strong. They are supplemented by equipment being tested by the manufacturer Steyr.
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Re: The Großglockner

Postby Uncle Phil » 16 Apr 2015, 12:22

Still have my sticker from that one! ;-)
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Re: The Großglockner

Postby mbrST1100 » 16 Apr 2015, 17:03

Also the L704 Sölkpass is still closed... probably till mid/end May...

Nice overview:
http://alpenrouten.de/alpenpaesse-verke ... erren.html
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Re: The Großglockner

Postby Ali in Austria » 03 May 2015, 08:44

Some Großglockner dates you may or may not wish to avoid:

07.06.2015 – Glocknerkönig Cycle Race & Road Run – Road closed in the
morning.

13.06.2015 – Großglockner PS Treffen – Classic Car meeting
Coinciding with The Großglockner Spyder Challenge with Can Am Spyder Owners.

25 – 28.06.2015 – Old Timer Fire Engine Festival

18.07.2015 – Großglockner Bike Challenge cycle race from Heiligenblut to Franz-Josef-Höhe – Road closure likely.

19.07.2015 – Großglockner Road Race – Same route as above

05.09.2015 – Großglockner Almabtreibsfest – Bringing the cattle down from the mountains.

17 – 20.09.2015 – Old Timer Tractor Treffen.
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