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Expedition to the Seetaler Alps, Austria

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October 4, 2012

New finds in Southern Austria, North of Klagenfurt, near to the classic Turrach mountains, where up to the last years several Pinus cembra brooms were discovered.

Last week four gentlemen of Cesko went to the Seetaler Alps, which was earlier not detected for cembras. Jan Weihrauch, Zdenek Novak, Frantisek Adasek and Frantisek Borovec formed the discovering company. They all are well known for cembra hunters.


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Seetaler Alps, Austria Frantisek Borovec CZ photo

Seetal means Lake Valley in english, a small lake where a little river is starting. The arena view is perfect over 1800 meters.

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Seetaler Alps, Austria Frantisek Borovec CZ photo

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Seetaler Alps, Austria Frantisek Borovec CZ photo

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Seetaler Alps, Austria Frantisek Borovec CZ photo


Expedition members Frantisek Borovec CZ photo

Jan Weihrauch, Zdenek Novak, Frantisek Adasek and Frantisek Borovec.

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Pinus cembra Borovec WB Frantisek Borovec CZ photo

The first broom was a special one as Frantisek told me. The origin is not the usual bud mutation, but a kind of virus pest, which changed the growing activity anyway. Such kind of brooms are fertile, bring no cones. Found by Frantisek Borovec, this find is his 22th cembra broom.

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Pinus cembra Borovec WB Frantisek Borovec CZ photo

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Pinus cembra Johnny Blue Frantisek Borovec CZ photo


Pinus cembra Johnny Blue Frantisek Borovec CZ photo

Abruption with rope-system without climbing.


Pinus cembra Johnny Blue Frantisek Borovec CZ photo

Part of the broom with Frantisek Adasek & Jan Weihrauch.

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Pinus cembra Winter Lake Frantisek Borovec CZ photo

Jan (Johnny) Weihrauch found this young broom, just some years old.

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Pinus cembra Winter Lake Frantisek Borovec CZ photo

Jan Weihrauch with his new broom.


Pinus cembra Seetaler Frantisek Borovec CZ photo

A very old broom on top, found by Jan Weihrauch.

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Pinus cembra Seetaler Frantisek Borovec CZ photo

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Pinus cembra Seetaler Frantisek Borovec CZ photo

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Pinus cembra Seetaler Frantisek Borovec CZ photo

Shooting ropes high for scions by Frantisek Adasek.

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Picea abies Seetaler Frantisek Borovec CZ photo

Jan Weihrauch find.

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Picea abies Seetaler Frantisek Borovec CZ photo

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Picea abies Seetaler Frantisek Borovec CZ photo

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Comment (1)

  • botann

    Beautiful country!
    Beautiful brooms.
    I like the high altitude forests.
    Mike

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