Skiing in Allgäu

Brendan, Andreas, and I met in Allgäu for the weekend. We stayed with the lovely Katha who kindly hosted three rowdy boys. We headed out with Katha and some of her friends on Friday night. On Saturday we headed off to Wertach, hired some touring skis and toured up Wertacherhörnle. The weather was delicious, the snow was fluffy, sunshine and lollipop were everywhere. There was, however, not a lot of the fluffy stuff and suspicious patches of grass could be seen in some places. From the summit we had a tasty descent into a little basin before skinning back up to the summit and descending back down the mountain, stopping briefly at a little hut for some suppage. We dined in with Katha in the evening. She had to work again on Sunday so we headed to Tannheimer Tal for a day of skiing on the piste and in the powder off it. We found a hundred different ways to descend through the forest. Andreas had told us how he hadn’t skied for 15 years but it seemed he hadn’t forgotten. We carved down nice powdery slopes through the trees. Back to Freiburg in the evening.

Andy touring (Ski tour Wertacherhörnle)Brendan walking towards the summit (Ski tour Wertacherhörnle)

Abpve left: Andy heads up through the forest towards Wertacherhörnle. Above right: The weather was fantastic. Blue skies and sun. Brendan does some trekking in short sleeves.

View towards the summit (Ski tour Wertacherhörnle)View towards the real summit (Ski tour Wertacherhörnle)

Above left: View looking up towards the summit. Above right: We cruised along the ridge to the real summit complete with gipfelkreuz.

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