Kaunertal, Austria

God damn - the Kaunertal dam. Photo: Sam McMahon
God damn – the Kaunertal dam. Photo: Sam McMahon

The road that inspired this article – those of you lucky enough to have made a pilgrimage to the annual Spring Break/UK Board Test will have witnessed the amazing private road that takes you from the sleepy village of Feichten, past the drunken, passed-out body of Scott Todd and up past 29 switch backs to the glacier.

As roads go, it is an amazing one, though it is often over looked through being hungover on the way up and half cut on the way way back down. Starting off in the misty woods, it takes you up past one hell of a dam, past some curious Austrian goblin-esque wood sculptures before spitting you out into the moon-like surroundings at the top.

Off the beaten track it’s not, but for a road traveled as much as it is it merits the time out taken to appreciate it for what it is.

Nelson Pratt taking a different route down the Kaunertal road, back 7 style. Photo: Dan Milner
Nelson Pratt taking a different route down the Kaunertal road, back 7 style. Photo: Dan Milner
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