Leben Was Geht

Aktivitäten von Gruber Bernhard Losenstein

Snowboardtour Kühkar

February 7th, 2010

Hi Powder Freaks!
This day Patrik and me we went to Hinterstoder to climb up with our skies and snowshoes towards the grosser priel.
we had 3 on the avalanche scale in upper austria.
there was no prepared track so we had to build our own track in up to 80cm’s depth fresh snow powder. that was hard work – really.
after the forest we came to the “latschen” zone where we saw some big young avalanche marks.
so we hiked uphill torugh the latschen. sometimes there occured a crack on the snow over us. brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
but there was only a slope angle of maximum 30°. that was an odd thing.
the northern wind was getting stronger and stronger. really hard conditions. so we decided at the beginning of the kühkar to cancel the tour because of the dangerous conditions and the strong fog in the upper section.
we needed 4 and a half hours for about 1400 metres of altitude of height. shit.
in one steep chute i suddenly had a half metre height crack 2m’s down from me. the wind filled up this chute and so it was very instable….i was lucky to stop and hiked up backwards and drove on the side downwards. then we had some really nice powder conditions. we flew down the snow – amazing. snow everywhere….
there were some nice drops to jump.
patrik jumped with his head into the snow 😉
have a luck to the pictures. crazy!!
the last metres we had to walk down because of the warm wet snow.
nevertheless this was a real big action day again in the wild wild nature.
cya on the deep and steep mountains.