Recover after avalanche


Some of you will already know. 26 November a group of 10 persons inclusive me were hiking in Obergurgl. We were hiking in Verwalltal in 20 degrees terrain, then 800 meter above us an avalanche came down and 4 of us inclusive me were taken by the avalanche. (Maybe I will write later more about details). My friend and college Bas Elhorst saved my life. I broke 5 ribs, shoulder blade, a few spine lateral protrusions and one lung was empty, I had 28 degrees.


After two weeks in the hospital I could go home. Now I’m almost healthy as I use to be, here some photos from my first days back in the mountain.


Yesterday I had a great day with Jeroen Smallenlange. We hiked to the top of Misthaufen, a wonderfull tour! We were 7,5 hours in a the wild terrain of Wilden Gardental full of rocky terrain and frozen waterfalls.   web-dscn2787-kopie

To reach the top we hiked 1600 vertical meters.we-dscn2828-kopie

A great view to the Rote Wandweb-dscn2864-kopie

Jeroen is hiking the last metersweb-dscn2868-b-kopie

good for base jumpers I gues 😉web-dscn2891-kopie

Just on time back in the vally


An other tour to Elserspitzewebdscn2670-kopie


Über Irian van Helfteren

Professional freerider, Sport teacher, Staatlicher Snowboardlehrer, Snowboardführer (sn guide) and Photographer.
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