Friday, 3 March 2017

Ice Climbing and Ski touring Wildspitze in Pitztal Austria


So my knee is okay-ish again...

We went to Tyrolia, Austria in February for 4 days of blue bird waterfall ice climbing and some nice ski touring.
We stayed at the Biohotel Stillebach - right in the middle of Pitztal where there´s quite a few waterfalls nearby ( even walking distance)

On the first day we had to get used to all the equipment and procedures again, it´s just so different from rock climbing but we  got used to it quite fast and it felt like there hadn´t been such a long pause due to injuries and whatnot.

We climbed the "Luibiskogelfall", then teh "Klockelefall", then we hiked uo on skis to 2200m to the fantastic "Piösmesfälle" and on the last day we took the Pitztal Glacier express to 3100 m and did the "Wildspitze", at 3690 m the second highst summit in all of Austria.

Conditions were fantastic, skies were blue and we were almost all alone on the glacier...

Check out the video: