New and spectacular
Finish of 21st Mythos Großglockner boasts mighty wooden portal
Following the motto “The Mountain Calls”, more than 1,600 athletes will tackle the “Mythos Großglockner” bike challenge and mountain run that takes place from 9 to 11 July 2021. A unique finishing area awaits those who make it to the finish of the mountain run – Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe 2,369 m above sea level. A mighty portal made entirely of solid wood – specially manufactured by the HASSLACHER Group’s Stall im Mölltal location.
Heiligenblut – One thing is for sure: Even though their muscles will be burning after having negotiated the 13.06 km long track with its 1,265 m of elevation gain and 521 steps, many participants will grab their phones when they successfully reach the last leg. For good reason: What awaits them at the end is truly spectacular – a more than 5-m-tall and 2.5 m wide portal made from solid cross-laminated timber boards with a oiled and coated larch cover layer reminiscent of the Großglockner and Kleiner Glockner mountains’ silhouette. “The idea of using the renewable resource that is wood to contribute to this traditional event on Austria’s tallest mountain and thus taking our message ‘from wood to wonders.’ out into the world, has fascinated us from the very beginning,” says Christoph Kulterer, owner and CEO of the HASSLACHER Group.