Like a rising lake of cotton balls, fog moved in during the night and covered the Kreuzek Hutte in smothering white. But the cold air of high altitude Bavaria also pulled enough moisture from the froth to make a few more centimeters of fresh snow.
This at the Dynafit press event in Garmisch, Germany, a few weeks ago. Dynafit figures the way to work with media is to hold a mini-conference up at an authentic mountain lodge or hut, then evangalize the captive audience with the Dynafit way by having top mountain guides take the group on various ski tours for the day. Works for me, as they make great stuff so I’m an easy sell. Today’s goal: Alpspitze, a Bavarian classic alp that rises just to the east of Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak.
Back at the Kreuzeck Hut, it was time for a few brews and an earful of Dynafit. For sure this was one of the nicer alpine tours I’ve been able to do over here. Lots of history, a nice summit, some challenging skiing — excellent.
Check out the video of this trip at Bergsteigen.at
(I blogged a few days ago on the highlights of Dynafit’s new gear (start here and read ahead), and I’ll soon file a few more blogs covering their accessories and clothing.)
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.