Mount Wank

Looking through the clouds at the cable car from the Top Station

From Garmisch-Partenkirchen you can easily get cable cars up several impressive mountains.  And with one unfortunately named Mount Wank – being English – you just have to go up that one!

I did so on a dry – but cloudy day.  This made the top of the mountain fairly eerie, as it was just above / level with the clouds at times.  I of course got the cable car up to the top station rather than walk, and this is the view from the viewing platform beside it.

Looking through the clouds at the cable car from the Top Station
Looking through the clouds at the cable car from the Top Station

Others did not and choose to walk up it.  Maybe from the mid station – even then it would be a fair hike.

Walkers nearing the summit
Walkers nearing the summit

With the clouds rolling around the top, it made changing views all the time, particularly of the other nearby mountains.

Mountains through the clouds
Mountains through the clouds
Cloudy Mountains
Cloudy Mountains
Over the clouds
Over the clouds
Mountains and Clouds
Mountains and Clouds

The summit itself was fairly clear – and this is the view across from the right hand side of the top station looking back at it.

Looking towards the top station and Wankhaus
Looking towards the top station and Wankhaus

There is also a quicker way down – if you a braver than me – you can jump off the board in the right hand side of this picture, preferably with a parachute.

The paragliding platform on Mount Wank
The paragliding platform on Mount Wank

Images taken on an Olympus EM-5 Mk2

 

ChrisA

I have been taking photography seriously since 2004. I have a website dedicated to my favourite type of photography - macro @ www.macro-photo.co.uk I also enjoy taking landscape and wildlife shots, which I show on akeyphoto.co.uk I hope you enjoy both websites.

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