Last week I was in Austria to ski with Jim Blyth (French based Mountain Guide) and a group of skiers from Germany, UK and New Zeland. The first idea was to ski together in the Dolomites, but because of the bad conditions in Italy, we decided to move to Stubai and Pitztal for a skimountaineering week.
We had a great weather, with bad visibility only in the second part of the first day, and we were able to follow our program and climb all the peaks we planned.
A selection of pictures and our program:
1. Stubai lifts – Daunjoch – Amberger Hutte (bad visibility on the way down)
2. Amberger Hutte – Wildgratscharte – Franz Senn Hutte (windy day)
3. day tour from Franz Senn Hutte: Inn. Sommerwand 3122 m (after the climb of a minor summit)
4. Franz Senn Hutte – Schafgrübler 2921 m – descent in the valley and transfer to Dresdner Hutte
5. Dresdner Hutte – Zuckerhutl 3505 m (highest peak of Stubaier Alpen) – descent along the Sulzenauferner glacier to the Stubaital road – transfer to Pitztal
6. Piztal lifts – Wildspitze 3774 m (highest peak of Ötztaler Alpen and second highest in Austria) and long descent to the car parking (2000 m of vertical difference)