Julian, Nico, Steffi, Benni, and I went on a running mission up to the top of Shauinsland and back down into Freiburg today. The run took 4 hours 15 mins in total and was 33 km. Benni and Steffi took the gondola down to the bottom and Julian, Nico, and I gave our legs a pounding as we descended using the little tracks followed by the road that runs through Horben. I was quite sore by the end of the run, however Jakob convinced me to go mountain biking back up Kippfelsen where we had run earlier.
Above left: Julian, Steffi, and Nico running up Shauinsland. Above middle: Steffi, and Nico navigate a snowy bank. Above right: Us at the top of Shauinsland.
Below: Mountain biking later on.
More skiing this weekend. On Saturday we skiied in Lechtal in Austria. Frauke had picked a tour that headed up to a mountain named Galtjoch. The weather was fine and although we had patches of grass on our descent I thought the skiing was still pretty good. I would rate it as one of the best tours of the season.
Above left: The team heads up through forest towards Galtjoch. Above right: Heading towards the Galtjoch summit.
Above left: Waltraud walks across grassy slopes in search of snow.
On Sunday, Frauke, Marcus, and I went up Krinnenspitze in Tannheimer Tal. We had a steep descent down a gulley back onto the piste below.
Above: View of Tannheimer Tal from the side of Krinnenspitze.
Above: Descending from Galtjoch.
Running on Friday evening followed by dinner with Nico and Steffi. A MTB ride out to St Peter punctuated with some delicious cake at a cafe. Mmm. Raclette in the evening with Jakob, Sebastian, and Anna.
Above: Raclette! Cook your own dinner on little frying pans.
Below: Jakob was keen for a sugary treat so we made a sickly chocolate self saucing pudding.