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Snowshoe Trip Day 1 – St. Anton – Konstanzer Hütte

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After some delays be-cause of heavy snow on the motorway and too much snow on the pass, we finally made our way to St. Anton at around 2pm to our starting point of the trip.
Unfortunately after about an hour in the route we found out that the “Rosanna-schlucht” / “Rosanna canyon” indeed is something steep. That is usually obvious by the word “schlucht/canyon”. Walking this canyon in summer and the in winter can be a different league. A couple of times we were close to turn around and walk back to the official winter path but due to laziness and courage we made (digged) our way trough. After another 3 and a half exhausting hours, taking turns who will be the first to compress the powder about 30 cm down, we arrived half an hour after darkness at the hut. After the oven ran and the first snow was melted to prepare some hot soup the party began.

Outdoor – Snowshoe weekend tour

Outdoor - snowshoe tourOutdoor – Snowshoe weekend tour:
At least once a year an absolute must to share some special moments outdoors with a few good friends. The goal is to create “Sternstunden” and not a clusterfuck with an alpine rescue. So we leave tomorrow morning for a 3 day trip to Austria in mountain huts and maybe a builded igloo all nights above 1700m – 2400m, -10 C to -15 C and distances of 10 to 20 km a day.

Here is roughly the packing list for it:
– backpack around 65 l
– snoeshoes
– telescope sticks
– gaiters
– bivouac back
Stanley thermo
– snow shovel
– avalanche probe
– thermarest mattress
– winter sleeping back good for -15 C
– my beloved Meindl hiking boots
– Devold watchcap
– thick winter gloves and thin ones
– all purpose Chris Adamiak pouch filled with the essencials to easy forgotten
Fritz the Monster
– Tabacco
– Petzl LED Headlight
– Toilet paper
– about a kilo of Linsen & Spätzle
– waterproof store bags
Mobile phone and for sure a camera
– Patagonia hardshell
– Windproof pullover pants
– Flachmann / Flask for inner warmth filled with Flor de Cana 12 years rum
– Bodywear by Woolpower, socks, and trouser by Fjällraven not on the image
– Additional Food has to be bought later, like high energy Ritter Sport chocolate (great be-cause waterproof packed) moutain cheese, ham, Landjäger and so on.

Thats mostly it, for sure not complete yet but for sure until tomorrow. Have a great weekend as well. We will try and if the weather is not too ugly, great photos will show up on sunday here.

Snowshoe hiking – soon !

Snowshoe hiking – soon!
Snow is there and a long weekend, let´s see how it is up there. These images are from an unforgettable trip 2 years ago, just before christmas me and 3 friends decided to hike up to the Heilbronner Hütte.

It all looks so nice but the last 3 hours walking at about 1800m to 2500m in about -25 are missing. Just one word, 10m before the hut I took a break for some minutes to walk the rest.

The weather the other day was amazing, a great trip to remember be-cause all went well after all.

Some basic advice:
– check the weather forecast!
– be early (6pm it´s dark)
– stuff fluids close to the body if -25 or lower
– food has to be prepared and ready to eat even with gloves on (no brotzeit syle)
– above 2000m weather can always turn bad
– make sure everybody has got a good sleeping bag to survive outside at these temp.