Summer Rocks in the Tirolean Dolomites!

How better to climb above the summer heat in Tirol than hiking and via ferrata in the spectacular Kalkkögel mountains?

The Kalkkögel are a chain of limestone mountains that separate the Tirolean ski resorts Axamer Lizum and Schlick 2000, characterised by stunning tower and spire-like rock formations that echo the Dolomites – hence their nickname as the ‘Dolomites of Northern Tirol.’

They’re some of the most inspiring mountains in Europe, rising dramatically above the grassy meadows and more rounded peaks in the area. The numerous cracks and plentiful handholds are ideal for climbing, with several secure via ferrata routes (protected with bolted steel cables) that are perfect for beginners.

Tirol is a great destination for a sporty summer holiday in the Alps, and a day or two climbing and hiking in the Kalkkögel is a must if you’re in the area.

Klettersteig Schlick

Climbing in Schlick, Stubai, Tirol, Austria Music: “Degrees of Separation” by Mr. & Mrs. Smith (

This video was made by Menno Elkelboom-White, based in nearby Innsbruck. You can check out his other videos on Vimeo.