Avalanche Accidents – Conclusions from Research and Statistics for Backcountry Skiers

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While I am by no means an avalanche expert, I have had some experience with avalanches. I recently studied the various research and statistics, mostly published by the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF (www.slf.ch). Here are some conclusions which I thought are … Continue reading

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Pazola Stock – Easy to Reach 2740m Peak Above Oberalp Pass (Andermatt)

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The Pazola Stock is nice peak that can be easily climbed from Oberalp Pass (open all winter, 2000m). This small tour is suitable also early in the season after the first snow falls (tour report October 2012). The terrain is … Continue reading

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Skitouring Above 4000m in Zermatt – Castor (4223m) and Dufour Spitze (4634m, attempt only)

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The Zermatt region offers phantastic, high altitude ski touring with some of the 4000m peaks that can be reached easily. One starts from Klein Matterhorn top station at already 3900m. The easiest and closest peak with any real difficulties is … Continue reading

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Ski Touring in the Antarktis?

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Possible? Yes. Swiss mountains are certainly closer by … Video from Outside magazine: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ht4ty_season-pass-due-south_sport  

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Gletscher Ducan – Classic Ski Tour from Monstein or Sertig (Davos Area)

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The Gletscher Ducan (Gletscher = Glacier) is a 3000m peak reached in a few hours either from Monstein or Sertig. The small glacier North of the Gletscher Ducan offers a nice powder run (there is plenty of room for everyone). … Continue reading

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First Time on Pischa Horn This Season – Great (and Short) Ski Tour from Pischa Ski Area (Davos)

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The Pischa Horn, which can be reached from the Pischa Ski Area in about 1.5 to 2 hours, is almost 3000m high and offers phantastic views. I am usually up there 2-4 times every year.  This seaon – for whatever … Continue reading

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Gemsstock/Andermatt – A Freeriding (and Ski Touring) Paradise

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The Gemsstock/Andermatt ski area (now called “Andermatt Sedrun Ski Arena” as the Gemsstock ski area will soon be connected to the Sedrun ski area) is a great freeriding area. Last Sunday (2 March 2014) there was about half a meter … Continue reading

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