We’d been waiting for good conditions on Triglav ever since the start of September. Weekly weather outlooks usually promised sunny conditions, but as the planned climb came closer, the weather deteriorated.
Beneath the intimidating rock faces and snow fields of Annapurna’s south face lies the utterly charming and attractive Annapurna Sanctuary. It is reached via the Modi Khola valley, which is Nepal’s easiest path to the famous Himalayan giants which doesn’t require waiting for unpredictable flights (to Lukla, for example), and is relatively straightforward in terms of acclimatization. At the start of the trek you are greeted by sunrise on Poon Hill, which is truly mesmerising. Dhaulaghiri, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli slowly rise from complete darkness into the clearest of blue skies.
The ridge from Ghorepani to the small village of Banthanti was where our transformation became complete; from then on, our days resembled one fairytale after another. When we returned to Phedi, all dirty and covered with dust, and were sipping cold beer atop a marble staircase, waiting for our ride back to Pokhara, a group of children came running by. Their cheerful demeanour reminded me of the first time we came here, and I saw it in my friends’ eyes that our Nepalese fairytale is far from being over... See more photos Flickr Annapurna... Mountain guide IFMGA Milan Romih
We presented its activities at the event Active Logar Valley, organized by the tourism service providers Upper Savinja Valley, on the initiative of the hotel Plesnik last Saturday. The event was concluded with Milan Romih film Lhotse 2000 at meadows in front of the hotel Plesnik. In the context of this event was created the PlanetTV news (see Vvisokih petah je odšla na Okrešelj).
I was brought in the wet Saas Grund at the end of last week . Unpredictable forecasts are forcing us to look for weather holes. Thus, together with mountain guides Borut, instructor Vil and four clients went to the hut Orny, where made the beautiful weather and we climbed on the Aig d'Arpette. We descended on the same day . We climbed the 4027 m high Allalihorn monday. We had seen in the clouds wrapped Matterhoren, Dome and other beauties of Vallis Alps from the summit . It's a beautiful day ended with a thunderstorm. The next morning was the region of Saas Fee bleached with the new snow. See more photos Flickr Orny & Flickr Allalinhorn.
Together with Radio Si we are organizing the next Adrenalin Kick, which has already become a traditional event. After skiing in Chamonix and rock climbing in Paklenica, we are now taking a group of people to TRIGLAV! A patriotic hike with Radio Si. Read more about the up-coming adventure at our Facebook page (Alpguide Slovenia) and the Radio Si website (TRIGLAV-A-patriotic-hike-with-Radio-Si), where you can sign up for this amazing adventure. Thanks to The North Face Slovenija (http://www.climbersonly.net), who help us with excellent equipment and clothing. [gallery columns="4" ids="3857,3859,3858,3856,3855"]
Look at the heavenly scenery studded with countless stars I could not sleep. I waited on the comet , which every now and then crossed the sky and my mind with ever new desires. So I bivaque on the Sahara dunes . Stars and glimpses are filled my soul . In my mind I was getting in step with himself.
As a mountain guide , I again found himself in Morocco on my journey through time . Good company I shared with mountain guides Aco , Spela , Mojca , Thomas, Irene , Darja , Vida , Milena , Hussein , Mohamed .... Although the trekking routine planned , but we experienced some unexpected adventures. Three days prior to departure fell 15 cm of snow on Toubkal and the temperature during the day did not fall under - 10 degrees C. Nevertheless, we had slightly warmer conditions and we quickly climbed the highest peak in North Africa and enjoy the breathtaking views of the desert and lush East green meadows in the west.
Todra canyon was the complete opposite of cooler 4167 m high Toubkal area. We got the blood in the veins on excellent rocks , in addition, we were warmed on hot sun . After climbing it was a pleasant soak your feet in colder stream .
Every participant of this avature experienced its own story. Some of them were and will remain in the mind. Some of them were recorded by cameras . My photos you can see on the Flickr!
I decided that I should go to ski touring last week. I chose mountain Rodica. I and Branko left very early, we caught one of the first cabel car. Well we warmed up in the morning flooded and icy snow on the Vogel ski center slopes. We ascented above Suha mountain on the top of Rodica. We were at the top of Rodica in the company of other skiers a little after noon. We were rewarded with beautiful views of the Julian Alps and Karavanke. We descended after a short rest. Skiing was great. Danilo Tic
This year’s “Lines above Chamonix” programme came to an end this Saturday. We enjoyed three weeks of skiing with three different groups, all equally enthusiastic. Each group had at least two or three perfect days – blue skies, sunny and at least 30cm of fresh powder.
We did many runs in the Pas de Chevre area beneath the Dru, finding completely untouched slopes there, or being just the second party to ski our line. It snowed almost every day and we didn’t have to skin to find untracked snow, so we just used lifts, which is easier and makes it possible to ski more runs in the same day. Of course we also skied the Vallee Blanche and its numerous variants. On more than one occasion we skied both runs in the same day: Pas de Chevre in the morning, followed by Vallee Blanche later in the day. If it hadn’t snowed for more than two days, we skinned (but never more than two hours) to get deeper into the backcountry, skiing under the Dent du Geant and from the Col du Passon.
It’s true that Italians are known for great coffee, but here’s my tip for the best morning brew in Chamonix: take the first tram to Grandes Montets and ski one of the couloirs beneath the Dru, before stopping at the Les Rochers des Mottets hut. Trust me, the coffee tastes so much better when you're sitting in front of this lovely hut, looking at the line you just skied beneath the imposing rock faces, and wondering whether or not you might be dreaming. That was my farewell to the high mountains of Cham on Thursday.
It snowed on Friday, but that didn’t stop us from skiing from the Aiguille du Midi mid station, leaving our lines hidden in the trees and the patches of mist.
After the introductory skiing on the slopes of southern Germany, which was more like spring skiing, I moved to the center of mountain sports Chamonix. The winter still stingy and not donated a lot of snow to lovers of skiing outside the ski pists . You could find slopes, which are endowed with powder to the knees. Unforgettable pleasures allow skis Dynastar Cham 97 and Leki poles.
I was with friends Heiligenblut slops at Monday, 6-1-2014. We had 30-40 cm of fresh powder.
We made trails all day. We and other skiers celebrated fantastic winter day at the evening. We had bad visibility next day that we had to leave some powder for next visit.
02.01.2014 We wanted to go on Savinsko saddle and we test snow conditions in the middle of "Trihtarja" . Snow basis has not yet been stabile and we can talk about 3 -4 levels of avalanche danger on the 5 point scale. The Snow drifts up to 370 inches and was too dangerous for me. So I turned around. Okrešlja to I did great powder skiingback to Okrešelj..
Slopes under Turska mountain, Rinks and the crisis is crawled. At the end of the week the situation has improved.Hopefully.
I'm going to the Dolomites for 1 week. There is still room for two, we leave on Monday. Franc Pepevnik Aco (Photo Marjeta Brežnik)