Mittenwalder Höhenweg for fun
Digging through the archives, I found some fun shots from a little non-work related adventure in the winter. Together with my son (Alpine superstar!) and my two buddies Jan and Zimme we set out to realize big plans: we wanted to do a Winter traverse of the Mittenwalder Höhenweg, an 8km long “Via Ferrata” but seriously underestimated exactly how much snow would obstruct our progress. It was also unusually cold, around -13 C and that didn’t make things easier. Luckily I had packed an avalanche shovel in some sort of unintentional foresight. Fortunately, because that was the only tool that enabled us to make any sort of progress. I literally had to dig out a track through compacted waist-deep snow and occasional white outs, work that kept me nice and warm and entertained. However, the others behind me got very little fun out of it, they were condemned to waiting for me to get done digging and getting frostbite in the process. Eventually, as the wind increased and the temps seemed to drop we decided to head back. Even though we didn’t manage to finish the tour we still had a great day in the mountains and some sweet images to boot. Here are a few of my favorites of the day!