Whoever wants to take the Starkenburger Hütte Stubai High Trail If you're walking in the Stubai Valley, you can't miss the highest alpine hut below the Wildkopf (2,712 m). Once there, we meet "Diddi", the traffic policeman who knows all the Stubaital's licence plates by heart.
When the alp was bursting at the seams in the mid-nineties, the alpine hut was raised by one floor. Since 1987, the hut has been maintained by a material ropeway.
For Alexander Dallas, a sports hiker on a self-discovery trip from Nuremberg, the visit to the alpine hut was a real premiere.
"Simply great, this peace and quiet. And the family atmosphere is simply overwhelming".
The Seducker High Altitude has long since become an international transit point. Austrians, Israelis, Belgians, French, Dutch or Australians, and even Bavarians like to stop by for refreshments and a chat.
At the "turnpike" of the Stubai High Trail, mountain policeman Armin, or as he himself says, the "Alm-Öhi for the weekend", keeps watch.
"I'm still waiting for a walker to beat me at mill."
As the father of three daughters, the middle one of whom is currently completing her master's degree in mathematics and history with flying colours, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
But the absolute hit, besides the apple strudel and "Pasta Gemüse à la Lena", are the fried potatoes from cousin Marcus. In addition to his vocation as a mountain rescuer, the trained master carpenter has found his destiny at Hypobank Tirol.
"With my binoculars, I always try to identify dangerous spots on the high-altitude trail to keep my guests safe in the mountains. And then, if the hiker is still poking in the mist or threatening to fall, I come with a 'magic wand' and navigate the hikers safely through the gorges."
And precisely because safety and health are always paramount, the Seducker Hochalm is now equipped with a Health:Angel in the category "Rescue International". Congratulations!