The Alpine Club, or “Alpenverein”, of Austria is responsible for sustainable tourism in the mountains, as well as alpine hut- and path-management. It also offers various courses and education for outdoor addicts, kids and mountaineers.
Each Austrian county has its own administration and manages different pathways and huts. We were asked to document two of the huts under the management of the Alpenverein Salzburg, in winter- and summertime.
Creating Photo- and Videocontent of their surroundings and alpine tours that start at the huts were also part of the assignment.
Being located in alpine environments, this created several challenges for our photographers and equipment – giving us the chance to combine the things we like and do best: Mountaineering and content creation.
From huts and mountains
With the huts being the main focus of our work, mountainranges, green valleys and glaciers were just part of the game. Salzburg’s mountains offer incredible landscapes and tours for mountaineers and people alike, giving us the chance and challenge to present these unique locations in a porper perspective. These huts are – in the end – “just” a place on your path to explore the breathtaking nature around you.
Unique landscapes, unique outcome
The Kürsinger-hut and the Carl-von-Stahl House are two completely different huts in two completely different locations. Different moods and environments call for different ways of shooting and sucessfully documenting their location. The target group of both huts is also quite far apart: With the Kürsingerhütte being located very high up – surrounded by glaciers – it is more targeted for alpinists, while the Carl-von-Stahl Haus is just a short hike away from the Berchtesgaden valley.