Sunday, April 02, 2006

Ski Tour Turtmann

My ski tour in the Swiss Alps was unfortunately marred by bad weather and high avalanche risk. In the end we had to quit early--the mountain guide didn’t feel it safe to proceed as originally planned to Tracuithütte and Bishorn (which is visible in the distance on the left).

So we were stuck for three days with bad weather in Turtmannhütte and didn't climb a single summit. Pity that, but a week with lots of fun, nice people and a some great skiing nevertheless. I learned some Swiss games and yet more Swiss-german language gems. Also learned how to build an igloo and how to dig in the avalanche transceiver without being able to recover it again.

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