The mountain hiking guide from the Hohe Salve holiday region


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.

Consciously hiking with Elke

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.

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    Elke hikes to the summit of the Lodron in the Kitzbühel Alps via a lovely hiking trail.
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    From the top, Elke, a hiking heroine from Holiday Region Hohe Salve, looks at Alpine writer Sepp Kahn’s Alpine lodge.
  • Kitzbühel-Alps-Hero-Hiking-Elke-Henke-looks-forward-to-coming to-the-Alpine lodge-on-KAT-Walk-c-Daniel-Gollner
    On her hike Elke meets a chatty Alpine herdsman in the Hohe Salve region.
  • Kitzbühel-Alps-Hero-hiking-Elke-Henke-hiking-in the-Alpine area-in-Windautal-c-Daniel-Gollner
    Elke descends via several Alpine areas into Windautal in the Kitzbühel Alps.
  • Kitzbühel-Alps-Hero-hiking-Elke-Henke-enjoys-the-view-from-Lodron-on the-KAT-Walk-c-Daniel-Gollner
    Having arrived at the summit cross on the Lodron, Elke enjoys a few minutes of tranquillity and looks out across the Kitzbühel Alps.
  • Kitzbühel-Alps-Hero-Hiking-Elke-Henke-hiking-past-the-KAT-Walk-stone-on-the-Lodronalm-in-Kelchsau-c-Daniel-Gollner
    The hiking ambassador from the Hohe Salve region hikes past the well-known Schieferstein, which represents the KAT Walk.
  • Kitzbühel-Alps-Hero-hiking-Elke-Henke-on-a-route-through-a-small-forest-on-the-second-KAT-Walk-stage-c-Daniel-Gollner
    The hiking trail to the second KAT Walk stage proceeds through a small section of forest.

Elke’s profile

  • 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.’


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