No, this one is not about mountain biking… Last weekend I tried ski touring for the first time. I did backcountry skiing before, but not with putting on ski skins and climbing a thousand meters to eventually ski down through powder. It is an all-mountain tour in the snow on skis and it is somehow quite similar to mountain biking.
We were in the Schnalstal (Val di Senales) with a larger group of people and two guides. First we got a training in avalanche victim search with an avalanche transceiver and then climbed up to the Fineilspitze (3514m), right in the area where “Ötzi”, the 5000 year-old Iceman-mummy was found.
On the 800m climb I realized soon that the weight of the equipment is an important factor – maybe even more than in mountain biking. Bottom line: It is a fantastic high-alpine experience and it can be as well quite exhausting…
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I came here looking for fellow road biking fans, and i hope that i found one
Cool pictures 😉