Yay splitboarding finally!! Kloben it is…

Splitboard Tour Kloben from Fuschertörl 5. Mai 2016 with: Chris Hesselbach, Clemens Hiller, Philip Volker, Michi Riepl I was actually pretty happy to hear that my buddies were thinking about arranging a splitboard tour, now that the winter snowboard season is technically over. We have had a trying winter which didn’t really begin until February. There…

Schneegrubenspitze – Peak “Snow Pit”

Heiner suggested a tour on the Schneegrubenspitze, a peak near Kelchsau in the Austrian Kitzbühler Alps he had skied as a kid. The last few climbs I had been on left me longing for a snowboard descent rather than on skis but I remained apprehensive thinking I would be too slow hiking. Although I had planned…

Rotwand Reib’n

Friday following work, my colleague Heiner and I left Augsburg for Lake Spitzing to undertake the Municher well-known ski tour called the Rotwand Reib’n. We arrived at night and parked in a lot near our starting point, for 5 Euro the night. We changed into our touring gear, packed our stuff up and headed for the starting point. Usually,…

Regenspitz a.k.a. Mount Rain

It was finally time for my second ski tour ever, the virgin excursion for my new touring skis! I met up with Günther near Salzburg; our plan was a tour on the Regenspitz mountain. Gü is a pretty darned good skier (naturally being Austrian, right?!) but I’m not so clearly a little apprehensive.  We stayed in Salzburg near the salt…

Ötscher: A Life Changing Weekend

I had wanted to go on a ski tour for ages, so why didn’t I start sooner? Ok ok, I have to admit it… I don’t know how to ski in powder or deep snow!! Where would I have learned that? I grew up on America’s East Coast after all!! Give me an icy granular…