The situation in the Alps has been extreme for the last few days. As most of you know we have a storm that currently somewhat defies logic. The amounts of snow fallen in Ostirol, where we originally wanted to head out to has reached ridicules levels. Even the Austrians have raised the avalanche level to five. Everything is going down in Italy and the temperatures are far to high.
In Innervielgraten, where we decended to a few weeks back an avalanche had smashed a clearing vehicle on the road in the valley… killing the occupant. Four tourers were swept away by a giant avalanche the same day not to far away… thankfully all of them are alive.
We had to cancel all our plans and I am currently in Maribor preparing a few of the ISPO articles that will be dropping over the next two weeks. Its surreal here. It has been raining on what used to be half a meter of fresh… its so soaked that a 4 cm waterice layer is forming on the snow. It looks like a ice pixle-shader form a old DirectX9 computergame. Oh and when I was driving home late yesterday it was -2 .. raining full and freezing at the same time… my car now has an iceshield on it.
So I think its better to stay in, watch your favorite IF3 contenders and dream of pow… because the outlook is looking like crap. But first ISO !!! IF you are one of the very eager once… check out a sneak peak on the tumbler where I did some live coverage 🙂