One more from the last night trip, because why not? This time in glorious landscape! :D
For the story behind it - check out the previous post.
What will next weekend bring? We'll see soon enough... :P
#nightout #zillertal #skinupskidown #freeride #visitaustria #enjoyaustria #snowcardtirol #visittirol #olympusomd #em1 #alps #sleepoutside #-17 #getolympus #bergwelten #nightscape #glowingtent #olympuspassion #starrynight #alpsatnight #hilleberg #mountains #earnyourturns
❄️ Da Wedabericht fias Wochenend schaut scho moi guad aus, endlich Neischnää! 🙌 Ach und scho städ Weihnochdn voa da Dia 🎄🚪 Kannt ma si jo no des a oda andere Weihnochdsgeschenk seibsd machn 🎁🎉 Wa is wo an den Feiatogn in den Beagn 🏔🤷🏼♂️ Sieht ma si irgendwo ❓❓❓#baldistweihnachten
I wanted to sleep outside this weekend but didn't want to go alone. Luckily Diaf and I have the same mental issues and I didn't have to work hard to convince him.
The idea was to ski during the day, then take the last lift up and skin up to one of the peaks we had in mind.
Unfortunately, we got carried away and missed the last ride up. Now we had to skin up all the way from the valley. That meant a few hours going up in the late afternoon. I wasn't really excited, but we had decided and weren't just going to quit like that (although a few times on the way up I kinda wish we had...). After a month of mostly carrying my bike on my back somewhere in Nepal, I was thinking 'at least when I get home there are lifts and we won't have to carry'. Boy was I wrong...I had loaded my backpack with all the gear plus the tent, I was slooow.
Good thing Diaf is patient, he stops after a kick turn to wait and just looks at the stars...perhaps he had enough time to count them all... A few hours later we were at the ridge and there was only a short hike to a cozy spot surrounded by the rocky peaks where we wanted to pitch.
After that was done, we had a quick dinner and I went out again to take a few shots while the sky was clear.
Getting into the sleeping bag is pure joy when it's -17 outside! Once inside things get toasty and layers of clothing quickly fly off. Time to sleep.
We overslept a bit and I was sad I missed the sunrise, when I looked out however I saw we had a nice whiteout. Not even mad.
We packed up and headed to the couloir Diaf wanted to ski.
I guess my first proper day of skiing for the season could have been a bit more relaxed. Either way, we had gotten so far, might as well check it out.
It was steep, the snow was light and powdery, a dream to ski!
Soon after we were at a hut not far from the car having hot chocolate :) #skinupsleepskidown #em1 #hilleberg #getolympus #alpsatnight #night #alps #mountains #tirol #stars #discovertirol #visitaustria #olympuspassion #ski #enjoyaustria #snowcardtirol #zillertal #freeride