Sunday, December 26, 2010

Snowy night in Zürich

Our neighborhood at night with a fresh dusting of snow.

Our building is the one on the far right. Ours is the second floor balcony on the left. 

Looking down Idastrasse 

Šukar - KUD France Prešeren, Ljubljana 23. 12. 2010

Music. Dancing. Mullets.

Holiday Ljubljana

Out for a stroll in Ljubljana. Mulled wine, lights, mind-reading faeries and gipsy brass band.

Night Train

We took a night train to Ljubljana. This time, we splurged for the compartment with beds. The night was clear and the moon was almost full. The mountains didn't let us sleep.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pazolastock (2739 m) with Zürcher Studenten Skitourenclub (04/12/2010)

Running for the tram at 6:45 am in ski boots is tiring. Ski touring by train is awesome, however. We were led by Guido up to the top of Pazolastock above Oberalppass near the town of Andermatt. Starting at 2000 meters is cushy to say the least... an established skin track led us straight up to the summit at a leisurely pace. The run off the saddle below the summit held amazing powder! Lower down the consistency changed a bit and sent me flying for a fantastic blowup that injured my right boot. We skied all the way to Andermatt, almost straight to the train station. Thanks Guido for organizing and everyone else for great company!

starting off up the skintrack

Three generations of K2 skis

yep, that is a chimney on top of a hut
relaxing on the summit
View off the summit toward the west
View off the summit to the east

getting ready to drop in

Guido leads the way