Ski Touring – a dream alpinism adventure

Early Morning Beauty

Getting ready to head out ski touring

Alpinism & Ski team on a ski tour

The moment has come to put on the skins

Gaz on a fun trip

The fun run down after the uphill adventure

The present visit in Europe has allowed the team to realize a personal ski touring adventure, back in May. This alpinism activity is on for the next few months in New Zealand again and for those of you interested to get a taster, we do have a scheduled trip.

But here our story from the Swiss ski tour: hitting the road once the rain promised to stop, we left the car in Grindelwald and took the train uphill, the first one taking us to the Kleine Scheidegg where we changed over into the Jungfraubahn which this year is a 100 years old! Off into the elements and a short time later we arrived at the Mönchshut where Heidi the hut warden warmly welcomed us. The next morning, no clouds around and a vast and beautiful play ground available.

Ski touring

Touring up towards the Fiescherhorns

Ski touring and winter mountaineering

Swiss mountain guides on a course higher up

Ski touring

Too steep to keep the skis on

To climb over the little pass between the Gross and Hinter Fiescherhorn, we strapped the skis onto the packs and used ice axe and crampons.

Ski touring, an alpinism adventure

the last bit before reaching the col

Alpinism & Ski

The splendid Finsteraarhorn, 4273.9 m

Ski touring alpinism adventure

Enjoying the downhill run

The Finsteraarhorn hut situated at 3048 m was home for one night, then on over the Grünhornlücke down to the Konkordiaplatz. Another front was approaching and we decided to make the most of the day but head out of the mountains nevertheless. Short but sweet.

Ski touring

The vastness of the Konkordiaplatz

Konkordia hut

the step ladder to reach Konkordia hut

Jungfrau observatory

Jungfrau observatory, 3573 m