Herzogenhorn (Nico’s Abschied)

Nico, Philipp, Oli, and I headed out to Feldberg by train early in the morning. It snowed during the journey. We headed off from the Grafenmatt lift up Herzogenhorn. Unlike last time we also headed in the right direction. It was misty and not ideal weather but despite this we still had an enjoyable day trudging around. Oli headed off home in the evening and after briefly having my skis stolen we met up with Hans and got a lift up to the Bergwacht (mountain rescue) hut with an obliging pistenbully driver. We spent the night there in the cosy hut eating homemade hamburgers and playing cards.

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Above left: Descending in mist. Above right. Touring in mist.

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Above left: Oli lugging his snow board up the hill. Above right: Traveling in style. We were dropped at the mountain rescue hut by the pistenbully driver.

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Above left: It was hamburgers for tea. Here Nico the head chef prepares the food.

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Above: Dinner time in the mountain rescue hut.

Above: Skiing down from Herzogenhorn through trees with Oli.

 

We spent Sunday skiing at the Feldberg ski-field. I hired some regular downhill skis for the day.

Langlaufen Schauinslandspur

Jakob, Philipp, Sebastian and I headed up to the Notschreiloipe before work and skied the Schauinslandspur. The snow was far too wet and it was quite an effort to ski. Jakob decided that classic technique worked just as well on his skating skis.

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Above left: Jakob on the Schauinslandspur at the Notschreiloipe. Above right: Misty trees.

Above: Jakob demonstrating a fantastic classics technique on his skating skis.

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Above: Map + random annoying GPS hickup of our route. We did the middle distance route of the Schauinslandspur.

Langlaufen Stübenwasen

Waltraud, Jakob, and I snuck out after work for a quick ski around the Stübenwasen track, Notschrei. It was great to be back on the thin little cross country skis and my nice new Leki poles served me well. Jakob and I had our make-it-day head lamps and all was good. We did the medium loop up to the hut and back to the car park. I proved that I still can’t ski and fell over 5 times. A nice little trip.

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Above: The usual suspects, Jakob and Waltraud.

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Above: The road was long and winding. It also wasn’t a road. And it was only about 12 km, I think… But I just wanted to say that the road was long and winding.

First ski tour 2012

As it’s supposed to be winter here I headed out with Waltraud and Basti for a ski tour. After getting lost in fog we ended up at the top of Feldberg. The weather was a bit nasty; very low visibility, cold, and windy.

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Above left: Basti touring up ahead in the mist. Above right: Waltraud and Basti on Feldberg.

Above: The first tour of the season.

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Above: The last time I was on Feldberg it looked somewhat different. Here Julian and I have just finished running up Feldberg from Freiburg.