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mvs

mvs - Jun 15, 2010 11:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Bravo Michel

My pleasure, thanks Borut! The possibilities to string together big days here are endless, but little used. Walk out after 7 pm and you'll be more alone than Adam. I only wish the weather were better as we have light until 10 now.

EricChu

EricChu - Jun 15, 2010 6:31 am - Voted 10/10

Super trip report!

I really enjoyed reading this one - and I love the "Hell's valley anger hut"! ;-)))

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Jun 15, 2010 7:28 am - Voted 10/10

Wonderful Report

I was bound there for next week but with the shitty weather that is forecasted I think I'll have to think of an escape route. I wish I could have your kind of weather...

mvs

mvs - Jun 15, 2010 9:17 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wonderful Report

This year anyway, you can't take a sunny day for granted, there are so few of them!...

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Jun 15, 2010 10:55 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Wonderful Report

Gran Canaria comes to my mind - or Crete. They still have apartmennts available from Sat on ...

But I'd prefer Karwendel and Wetterstein.

mvs

mvs - Jun 15, 2010 11:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wonderful Report

Oh man, I just saw the forecast...snow to 1500 meters Sunday?!? It seems the cold demons of May are still with us. :( I'm starting to learn that the character of a summer in the Alps is set early and stubbornly.

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Jun 15, 2010 2:59 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Wonderful Report

ORF says it's going to be a messy Sat, a mixed Sun and a sunny Mon in Vorarlberg. Maybe Rätikon is an option?

Talk about last minute decisions... And I usually book my September vacation in February ...

mvs

mvs - Jun 15, 2010 3:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wonderful Report

Maybe, that area does hold a lot of snow though, make sure huts/trails are suitably passable.

mvs

mvs - Jun 15, 2010 4:51 pm - Hasn't voted

By the way...

I later learned that the true south ridge of the Ehrwalder Sonnenspitze is indeed a known climb, but a real rock climb going at grade IV. If you want to be more of a hiker, stick to the grade II red-marked route I eventually found :-).

hamik

hamik - Jun 15, 2010 5:52 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice

TR and suggestion about throwing a rock into questionable snow; I think I'll use that someday! I'm not sure if I envy the "real weather" of the Alps or prefer our perpetual sunshine...

mvs

mvs - Jun 18, 2010 4:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

Hi Hamik! Yeah, I read that years ago in Peter Croft's "Lightweight Alpine Climbing," a slender book that made a big impression on me. It's raining cats and dogs over here now...

gimpilator

gimpilator - Jun 19, 2010 2:24 pm - Voted 10/10

Good Report

You are a great writer and as usual your photos are very good. Thanks for sharing the story. I like big days too.

mvs

mvs - Jun 21, 2010 3:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Good Report

Thanks! I'm glad I got two sunny days in this wet June :)

selinunte01

selinunte01 - Jun 20, 2010 6:10 am - Voted 10/10

Great TR !!!!!

I, too, like those "big days". And I love climbing Zugspitze and Erwalder Sonnenspitze. Was that beginning of june ? I´m asking because I was three weeks in Portugal to bypass this ugly weather :-) and I´m curious about the actual snow situation. Your wondeful fotos give me a lot of information about that. Cheers, Michael

mvs

mvs - Jun 20, 2010 11:53 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great TR !!!!!

June 9th and 12th ya lucky b**tard! :D There was about 1.5 weeks of good weather, then it came crashing back to "the new norm" which is constant, drenching rain, approximately ever since the Volcano in Iceland. :p

Indeed, I was pleasantly surprised about the lack of snow in the Mieminger Kette. I hear there is fresh this weekend though.

selinunte01

selinunte01 - Jun 21, 2010 5:39 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Great TR !!!!!

:-))))
But Portugal means: no big mountains ! Just culture, nature, nice hikes and a lot of good food and wine..............

mvs

mvs - Jun 21, 2010 3:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great TR !!!!!

Oh sounds terrible doesn't it? ;-)

Cascade Scrambler

Cascade Scrambler - Jun 23, 2010 11:55 pm - Hasn't voted

Great pics

Excellent TR, well written, with great pics. Thanks for sharing!

mvs

mvs - Jun 24, 2010 5:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

Thanks for the note. It's true, days alone are special. If I still lived in the U.S., I would love to do some aid walls solo. Maybe one day...

Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - Jun 28, 2010 4:39 am - Voted 10/10

Yeah!

I see you did the best of that weekend. Well done! Solo-Big-Days are the best!!!

Cheers!
Sebastian

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