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,…

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…