I didn't take many photos because I was busy skiing. But the weather was amazing and I snapped a few shots on our way up to the final run.
|Andreas and Jürg just before our final climb|
We did a short tour on Tuesday but my camera was only training weight in poor visibility... on Thursday morning, four of us (Romain, Andreas, Yves and myself) piled into a trusty Czech Škoda 4x4 and headed to the end of the road in the Sertig valley and up to Gfroren Horn (2747m). The air temperature was very low and the air was filled with ice crystals which made for interesting light. These were some of the best snow conditions I have ever seen! Powder with a *low* avalanche danger... We had some nice views off the top though the ride down left a bit to be desired. Not a bad way to start a day at the conference though... it was hard to focus on talks for 6 hours after a morning like that...
|Yves and Romain following the skintrack out of Sertig|
|Out on the flats below Gfroren Horn|
|Gfroren Horn ridge ahead of us with special lens fog effect|
|Romain on the summit ridge|
|special effects -- my lens fogged up and I didn't notice... Andreas on the summit ridge|
|on the summit|
|a rare photo of me -- pretending to know the peaks|
|descending the ridge|
|Yves descending from the summit|
|wine from the Valais to celebrate our valiant efforts|