I went with two friends on Blüemlisalp 3661 meter. For us a chalanging mountain, because we need to traverse a glacier with many crevasses, then climb a 200 vertical meter ice wall and finaly climb a 500 vertical meter ridge.
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We start hiking around 1200h. The white top in the middle is our goal, it seems unreachable from here.

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We pass by majestic glaciers.

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Finally we see the Blüemlissalphutte on the ridge under the clouds.dscn2026-kopie

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We can see a part of our hike. (red line). The icewall you see is 200 vertical meters, we wundering how the ice is. We know that the normal time for this tour from the hut till the top and back is about 9 hours.

At 4:30h. we started hiking. The first part we have fiend our way in between crevasses in the dark. Then we start climbing the ice and the sky get red above our head.

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We are on the ridge, the last 500 meters rock and ice.

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The way back down is much harder on this mountain, but with an amazing amazing view.

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dscn2092-kopieimg_3222-kopieThe lake down there is the Oeschinensee.

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We were surprised about how we found our way through the crevasses in the dark, we had to jump over a few of them. Good that we didn’t saw how deep they were in the dark.

Thanks to Mountain Hard Wear.

 

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Long time no blog posts.

Therefore not match text but some great pictures of some of my adventures. ENJOY!

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Bike school

Sport climbing, Alpine climbing, Down-hill in bikeparks, and enduro mountain biken with over 1400 vertical meters. I love living in the mountains.

Bas Elhorst and I want to share our passion, we started an MTB school: http://www.mtbtoursandtrails.com/

Please check and like our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mtbtoursandtrails/

Here some photos from the last week.

Bike tour with Bas Elhorst and Christian Schnabel. More pics and story: http://mtbtoursandtrails.com/schnifis-mountainbike-paradise/

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Saterday,’Löwenzähne Überschreitung’ alpine climbing. At 1360 meter, 5 ropes long.

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Sunday I trained technique and air & style in Bikepark Brandnertal. After half a day bikepark I biked up to Kampera Sättele 1700 m. to ride a 10 KM trail with 1400 vertical meters, super trail and amazing view. Foto Mike Marte, rider unknow.

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Winter is not over jet

Probably the best time to go hiking in Stuben, Arlberg. 29 april 2016 freeriding Bas Elhorst en Irian Van Helfteren

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Snowboarding climbing biking

Springtime is great, after a beautiful winter, the white powder melts away to make room for colors of the summer. In spring you can choose your outdoor activity, or do them all in one day…. Snowboarding climbing biking.

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Nirto backcoutry Freerstyle camp by Elooa. With my buddies Bas Elhorst and                             Andreas Margotti.

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Bas Elhorst prefers the Alps instead of Holland. Improving his bike skills at Muttersberg.

Hiking couloirs, climing a two meter windlip, and droooopiiiiing. With Marcel Loschin.

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Insame day

Today was an INSAME day, riding crazy lines with lots of sluff management in no fall zones, good airtime and perfect snow conditions!

I can say, today I found my limits again  WHAT A GOOD DAY.

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Pfu, made it😉

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While I was rock climbing to the last peak of the day a beautiful young ibex was staring at me.

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couloir

Last Week I was judge at Poederbaas competition in Val Thorens. Again a super nice event!

beside I’ve been guiding and riding fun couloirs.

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droping in, Jeroen Smallenlange.

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I love this picture. And this line! The hard part is in the end of the couloir. After sluff management an cliff from 4 meters.

 

Good view.

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