I am running uphill with powerful, purposeful steps. On the ascending route through the lush meadows of Niederthai, I quickly leave the dense coniferous forest behind me. Trails as diverse and varied as nature itself around me - it motivates me to increase my pace on the flowing trails. Time flies and I keep discovering new paths and possibilities in a row.
It is late afternoon and dense fog is moving east over the peaks. Past the summit cross of Narrenkogel, the mountain gives me a moment to take a deep breath. The terrain becomes flatter and flatter, it almost reminds me of the Scottish Highlands.
While the mighty peak of Strahlkogel emerges in the corner of my eye, I keep my focus on the few meters in front of me. My heart is beating. I feel the crisp and clean mountain air in my lungs and the energy it gives me.