The turn exchange rate works opposite that of money. New school says more turns = lower value while less = higher. At least according to Dave and Louie. All I know is that if there is some sort of exchange rate out there that’s better for us than EU/$$$, I’ll take it.
So, we finally got out in some good weather today and while a few more photos brew for tomorrow’s blog, it seemed fun to document the exchange rate.
|Still in Switzerland, we headed back up to Engstligenalp today, as we knew that once in the alpine via cable car access, we’d be able to get on several tours out of the big basin and perhaps reach the summit we turned back from a few days ago in wind and whiteout. A lot of people had the same idea, but it wasn’t really too bad in terms of crowds. Most people have a smile and hello when you meet them on the skin track, and it’s a good thing to have some folks head down before you with, yes, a good strong set of avalanche testing wiggle turns.|
|After our tour, I looked up from by soup and was stunned by this stellar example of European Turn Rate. Wedlin, anyone?|
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.