by alapy » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:19 pm
by selinunte01 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:40 pm
by alapy » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:23 pm
by selinunte01 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:16 pm
by alapy » Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:19 pm
by rgg » Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:04 pm
by alapy » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:26 pm
by rgg » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:45 am
by jdenyes » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:31 am
by Flachlandtiroler » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:08 pm
alapy wrote:I take those tips into consideration and at least will follow the weather forecasts a lot, as you kinda never know how early the summer comes etc.
alapy wrote:Yes last year was very snowy, but this year feels like different according to the current weather forecasts in the regions near Alps.
Could you tell me more about your trip to Blinnenhorn (and probably mountains nearby as you mentioned ten days)?
by alapy » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:08 pm
And I read that the N side has some steep ice/snow, starting at AD-. Since I didn't go there, I can't say in what shape it was in 2013, but if I read about ice/snow faces routes rated AD-, I start thinking about a second ice tool.
. Just some really long, all the time WI3-WI4 sections as solo... well I'm not a professional + that bold. But some steep icy routes would be the optimal climbs for me. As the ice situation is bad as you mentioned and I've heard about the current (or few weeks ago) bad condition of icy routes this might be just a dream.2nd) ice walls e.g. Lenzspitze, which nowadays in summer conditions are no more recommendable.
by Flachlandtiroler » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:31 am
alapy wrote:As the ice situation is bad as you mentioned and I've heard about the current (or few weeks ago) bad condition of icy routes this might be just a dream.
alapy wrote:And to the heaviness of snow in May, I know it is heavy to walk when you are all the time up to your knees in snow but it's doable.
by bidasking » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:48 am
by rgg » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:02 am
Flachlandtiroler wrote:Blinnenhorn is a glacier hiking trip, very long but nowhere steep. Did it in middle of May some years ago with snowshoes (disrecommended -- bring skis). I myself cannot imagine to do it on foot under this circumstances...
by Flachlandtiroler » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:04 pm
rgg wrote:If you come up the Gries Glacier from Switzerland It's long alright. And that glacier has lots of crevasses, especially lower down. From Italy it's much shorter. You still have to cross the Gries Glacier very high up and there are some crevasses in that area as well, but that's less than 1 km instead of 12.
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