Die kurze Skitour vom Flüelapass (450m Höhendifferenz) auf den namenlosen Spitz Punkt 2795m ist empfehlenswert bei sicheren Lawinenverhältnissen. Trotz sehr bescheidenen Schneeverhältnissen im Dezember 2016 fanden UP Rutishauser und ich hier noch einige kurze Pulverhänge. Im unteren Teil sind die Hänge ca. 35 Grad steil.
View down to FlüelapassDnow conditions in the Swiss Alps were less than ideal for ski touring in December 2016. There was hardly any snow up to 2000m. And above that, there was only about 10cm to 20cm of mostly windblown snow. Snow conditions were a bit better in the Western Alps. As usual, the Canton Graubünden got very little snow.
Nevertheless, today (23 December 2016) UP Rutishauer and I drove up to the Flüela Pass road with its rocky flanks. We were thinking about going to Radüner Rothhorn or Klein Schwarzhorn, a popular early-winter tour.
Everything looked pretty “rocky”, but we saw some old tracks to an unnamed peak (Point 2795), between Sentisch Horn and Klein Schwarzhorn. We followed the tracks in the warming morning sun and in less than two hours we reached the top with, as usual, spectacular views including the Bernina Mountains in the Engadin (see picture in gallery below).
The slopes in the middle of this short tour are about 35 degrees steep, so secure avalanche conditions are necessary. Great little tour! And, we found some powder!!!