A few days ago I posted about getting my cuerpo up to the Sulzfluh Hutte in Switzerland, during my European sojourn this past January. The day after, we got beautiful weather for climb and ski of the Sulzfluh peak (2817 meters) above the hut. This was still part of Dynafit’s annual press event. Nice they have an exercise day to work off all the beer and pastries. Check it out.
The way this works is Dynafit hires a few guides, then they divide into different groups with varied goals. I skipped the “freeride” group and went with the summit hounds led by George, the Dynafit product manager and former German ski mountaineering race team member. George is fast, so I was feeling a bit intimidated since around 3,500 vertical is nothing to trifle with on a high peak in the Alps. But hey, I’m pretty fit these days so why not? Besides, as the group filled in it was obvious it wasn’t going to be a race. Ended up being a pleasant pace, though we did do the climb in about 2 1/2 hours so some hard breathing occurred on occasion.
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.