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‘I hiked up on the mountain next to my home to shoot at the National Park Hohe Tauern in a nice clear full-moon night. I arrived maybe 10-15 minutes before the sun was gone and saw this magic view over the Kitzbühl Alps and the valleys around. I threw everything down and searched for my camera, put the tripod in the snow and started shooting. After 20 minutes it started to get to dark, the fog went away and the moment was gone. I was really thankful that I was a bit to early otherwise I would not have had the chance to shoot and to share this picture with you.’

Photo and words from Lukas Budimaier, @lukasbudimaier,  a 26 year old who grew up in a nice little winter tourism village called Neukirchen am Grossvenediger between the National Park Hohe Tauern, Kitzbueheler Alps and the Zillertal. Lukas describes himself as 'a photographer and a digital nomad hopping between South West Portugal and Austria.’

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I would like to start the action #Let women know about the female ski jumpers, with this post about Paula Lamberg. More specific, the countess Paula von Lamberg who was born in Kitzbuehel (Austria) on 21st September 1887. She set the first World Record, in 1911, wearing a long dress, jumped 22 meters and it was first officially measured jump of a woman. It’s hard to say if this dress was helping or disturbing while duration the jump, it was ofc uncomfortable but could lengthen her jump. She was also first major new talent on ski jumping and is considered a pioneer of the women’s ski jumping in Central Europe. Her husband was a racing driver and she took part in some competitions with him as a pilot. Paula, the Flying Countess, Paula, the modern Countess, Paula the first female ski jumper died as fast as she lived, during a racing with her husband on 4th September 1927.