Mittwoch, 23. Oktober 2013

High again

On our way back home from the Eurobikeshow we (Martin and me) made a stop in Easttyrol
for a 2 day trip. Together with 2 friends - Mihi & Herwig - we were riding and walking up to the
hut which is 2650 m a.s.l. Half of the way up is rideable, the other half we had to carry our bikes.
As always I reduced my gear to a minimum, to keep the weight of my backpack down.
No problem as the first day was very warm and sunny, but the next morning when we headed for
the summit, it was freezing cold and a strong wind made it even more chilly ...
I went up in a fast pace to keep my body warm, only my fingers got a bit cold.

Because of fog and the cold wind we didn´t walk up to the main summit (beside there is a 50 m
long, difficult section with ropes where you need 2 people to get one bike up and down).
So we were resting at the lower summit, hiding from the wind and prepared ourselves for the descent.
The downhill isn´t that difficult, there are some long slopes with fine gravel which are fun to ride.
Altogether we had 2200 m of downhill on this day. From a 3192 m peak with glaciers and snow
to the green and warm valley.

Thanks to Martin, Herwig and Mihi for their company!
(Photos by Martin, Herwig and Mihi)

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