"Catwalk" across the Kitzbüheler Alpen
On the KAT Walk experience overwhelming moments where friendships too are formed that remain forever.Read more
Elke Henke is a qualified mountain guide in the Hohe Salve holiday region. Many years ago, she swopped her high heels for hiking boots to get away from her stressful office life. As a local, she appreciates the nature and beauty of the Kitzbüheler Alpen’s gentle grassy mountains. For Elke, the Tyrolean mountains are a calming influence, a place to gather energy. This is the kind of regeneration and relaxation she wants to convey to her companions on guided hikes.
Anyone who joins Elke on a hike quickly recognises that neither the element of time nor the height of the summit is the main consideration. Rather what matters is the feeling of being close to yourself. To take your time and look carefully. To perceive the details of nature. To let go and simply be happy – far away from the stress of everyday life.
The most likely place to meet Elke and her companions is on the KAT Walk. The Kitzbüheler Alpen Trail is a marked multi-day hiking trail, where the emphasis is on moments of happiness and not a hectic pace. The advantage: the all-round carefree package includes overnight accommodation, half-board and luggage transport. It couldn’t be more comfortable.
checkMy power place in the Kitzbüheler Alpen... an old sycamore tree on the way to the Kraftalm above the Scherzer farm.
checkWhat makes my native home special... the mountains, traditions, culture and being together – ”dahoam is dahoam“ (home is home).
checkWhat is my emotional connection to the Kitzbüheler Alpen and why... I have an intense connection to nature. To be able to enjoy the mountains should not be taken for granted. I feel the need to treat the mountains with reverence and respect.
‘There are moments that cannot be captured with a mobile phone or a camera, only with your heart.’