Fischer Hannibal 94 – Tests and Reviews – Tested by me as well

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I have now had time to test the Fischer Hannibal 94 in all conditions (from powder to snow crust to hard-packed slopes). The summary, I really like the Hannibal 94 a lot. The ski – despite its light weight – … Continue reading

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Lawinen – Schwache Schichten in Altschnee / Avalanches – Weak Layers in Old Snow

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Gefährlicher Nordosthang beim Büelenhorn (Monstein/Davos): In Graubünden (und im Wallis) hat es oft weniger Schnee als in den Innerschweizer Alpen. Zusammen mit eher trockenen Verhältnissen kann dies zu gefährlichen schwachen Schichten im Altschnee führen. Und diese Schwachschichten können (vor allem … Continue reading

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Fanenstock (2235m) – Popular Ski Mountain Above Elm (Glarus)

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The Fanenstock is a popular ski mountain that can be reached from the Elm (side valley to the Glarus Valley). The tour starts in Zündli (just East of Elm villlage) at 1039m. As the tour is quite popular when snow … Continue reading

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Ski Touring Around Davos (not much snow on Christmas 2015)

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There was very little snow this Christmas in the Eastern Swiss Alps. Snow conditions above 2500m nevertheless allowed for a few tours and (yes) some powder turns.

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New Years 2015/16 Pictures

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Uli Geilinger

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Glatten (2504m) – Lohnendes Ski-Touren-Ziel zwischen Klausen und Muottatal (Englisch at the end of article)

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Der viel begangene Glatten (2504m) ist ein flacher berg direkt südliches des Klausenpasses. Die Gegend ist relativ schneesicher und auch im sehr schneearmen Dezember 2015 fanden wir dort eine tragende Schneedecke. Der Anstieg erfolgt üblicherweise von Sali (1140m) ganz hinten … Continue reading

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New (Wider and Lighter) Touring & Backcountry Skis – Test Update 2015

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Touring and backcountry skis have become lighter and wider every year. The width of traditional (European) backcountry skis has moved from around 80mm waist to about 90mm. And, more and more ski producers now offer good touring skis with a … Continue reading

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