Deer Stag keeping a close eye on us whilst he poses for the camera!
Monday, 30 January 2012
Monday, 23 January 2012
Bluebird day over the Hohe Salve, in Soll.
Fresh tracks under the Stockl Lift - Ski Welt.
Making fresh tracks in a natural (ish) halfpipe near Soll in Austria.
Amazing amounts of artificial snow to ride over!
Lorna, Lenny and myself enjoying a drink below the Hohe Salve - Hochsoll.
The wee ones showing no fear.
Lenny winning first prize overall at the ski school!
A very quiet home run down to Soll, before the tea time carnage starts!
Sunday, 8 January 2012
Looking back down The Runnel now that we were committed to doing it. Although the wasn't any neve to speak of, the snow was steppy with enough grip to stop it giving way on every step.
We chose to belay at the very bottom of the chimney, just to the right, to avoid any falling bits. The chimney was entertaining stuff for our level, with grooves of either ice or snow-ice to climb, and the occasional rock placement for axe or feet.
Looking down after the first icy, bulge section, where it eases of a little.
Looking up at the final icy step (more to the right) which leads to easier angled ground as the gully opens up onto the plateau. Again this was good fun with views to the climbs left and right as you gain height.
Belayer at the top of Central Left Hand (I think?).