Many hundred years ago, at the highest farm in the Wipptal, the Hochgeneiner Hof at 1668 meters, lived a giant-like man. Today, when the people of our valleys sit together in comfort, they still tell stories about this legendary figure. He was a giant, as strong as a bull. With giant steps and without stopping, he carried a large sack of salt from the Hall salt works up to his mountain farm.
Dear hiker, the time of giants and legendary figures is over. What has remained, however, is the mountain landscape that has produced such healthy and strong people. If you hike in the Wipptal today and climb to the summits of the mountains, you may still feel something of the elemental power of these legendary figures.
This hiking badge of the strong Hochgeneiner giant should spur you on to explore the magnificent mountain world and develop new strength.
What is gold at the Olympics is the mountain crystal here - only the best of the best achieve this. 60 points do not simply accumulate with a few walks. Here, ambition must grip you. The reward is the Wipptaler hiking giant in gold with rock crystal.
You can pick up the hiking pin against proof of the required points in the office of the tourist office in Steinach.