As winter’s icy grasp takes hold of large parts of North America, today, I thought I’d feature a pic of the Austrian Gebirgsjäger, which I believe translates roughly to “mountain rangers” or “mountain infantry.” Either way, they are a specialized branch of the Austrian Armed Forces (the Bundeswehr)  trained in mountain warfare.  This is a skill set that is particularly relevant given Austria’s alpine landscape. They didn’t set “The Sound of Music” there for nothing.