My new DPS 99s taken a gondola ride up the Schafberg from Gargellen.
Fresh snow on avalanche fences.
Chris skiing a warmup in bounds run before we head backcountry.
Got some sausages, potatoes, and beer before skinning.
We may have trouble finding fresh snow [sarcasm].
Chris leading the way towards St. Antönier Joch while I fumble with the camera.
Skinning into the light.
DPS 99s at the St. Antönier Joch about to enter Switzerland.
Chris heading up the final slope of the non true, but snowier, summit of the Riedkopf (Riedchopf in Switzerland).
Chris taking his new skins off of his new skis at the top.
Looking west, a large glide crack formed on the southern slope.
The "Three Towers" is the peak on the left. This is an objective for next month.
Chris dropping back into Austria.
The peak on the otherside of Gargellen.
We skinned back up the Riedkopf a second time with a lower sun.
Twilight in the parking lot.
The next day we went to Mellau and our objective was this mountain, the Kanisfluh. Watch this video for action shots of me skiing that hut: http://youtu.be/o-MahCKBNww
In case you want to stop and pray.
Chris breaking some trail.
For some reason there was a weird-ass statue near the top.
Chris at the summit.
In the clear cut on the opposite hill is the Berghof. Here are pictures from our time there: http://goo.gl/D3xTj And here is a picture of here from there: http://goo.gl/GYiQP We are standing at the top of a very large the north face.
Part of the north wall with Mellau down below.
The Lake Constance in the distance. Last month Chris and I mountain biked to the hut just barely visible in the plateau in the center of the photo.
Skinning back to the lodge for some Käsespätzle.