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Mountian attempt.

on Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:04 pm


I was looking at the web cam today of Wildspitz https://wildspitz.roundshot.com/ and it was like summer up there above the clouds I'm living under. So after a morning sleep, some shopping work, I race out there.. I go the quickest route. So I go up. Ah no driving this route on a weekend never mind. Opp's they didn't plough this route. I'm in low range second just letting the engine tick over. Get through it take so long because I'm going too slowly. Finally to a farm I'm familiar with, there are some workers there looking at me.

Anyhoo get to the parking. Finally can make it up my favourite route. But it's really hard about 10 cm of snow and I never get out of the cloud in to the sunshine. So I go back to the car and drive back the way the Zuggy people want me to go all the roads clear..

I know the place they are going from. I intend to go there tomorrow and make it up the mountain. Probably today was harder.


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Re: Mountian attempt.

on Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:37 pm
You need a GoPro for these adventures Car
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Re: Mountian attempt.

on Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:41 pm
This ^^^^^^
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Re: Mountian attempt.

on Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:57 pm
Just cleaned my glasses - I thought it was ""Mounting attempt" Mogs...

Thought you had been trying to get your leg over.

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Re: Mountian attempt.

on Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:50 pm
Hehe thanks VFC. It's getting a bit like that. Anyhoo.. I managed my local mount over lunch time. So I'm feeling good.

https://uetliberg.roundshot.com/


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Re: Mountian attempt.

on Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:04 pm
Had another chance to mount the Wildspitz. Failed again, incredible. I drove the same route it was plus 8 up there this time. The unploughed road was mostly broken up ice and mud much more passable than before, I went home that way too.

Any hoo I hammered up this hill and there as some guy ahead of me so I felt safe, there wasn't too much snow either. But then there are these rather large accumulations in hollows out of the sun and it's up above the knees even you try to follow the path of others.

I was catching him when I realized, he has all the kit. A rucksack probably full of safety equipment and crampons. I'm in a pair of workman style shoes I bought at lidl... ski poles, tea shirt and light jacket (phone back in the car).. it's hard going and if I fall I feel it would be tough.. So I go back to live another day. I meet 2 more hikers much better equipped than me they didn't bother even attempting to go as far as I had.

Anyhoo tomorrow, I make it to the south side of this mountain and try again. That's the plan.

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on Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:17 pm
Go for it Mogular!
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on Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:18 pm
Go for it Mogular!
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on Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:02 pm
Erm the next day my shoulders were really sore from all the ski pole action.

Anyhoo went around the south side today. There was a kind of layer of snow and ice on the usual road so I tried to provoke some wheel spin couldn't, fairly grippy snow that was. Any hoo the road said closed on it. So I went back to the other way up and went up. But the mist was coming down, 2 degrees C already at close to the bottom and I didn't feel so much like doing it after all I guess. Went back home.



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Re: Mountian attempt.

on Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:28 pm


Finally made it.

https://wildspitz.roundshot.com/

14.20 picture is me i wasn't able to link to it.

Walked up the road until it kind of turned in to a snow mobile track. Put my snow shoes on and headed straight up. Was going fine for a while, then it started getting difficult, deep wet snow, a Swiss guy coming down directed me to a track of compacted snow and then I was really fine hoofed it all the way to the top.

There is a cool technic for coming down with snow shoes you like take somehow double sizes steps as you slip some if it. I had a try and filled my no good shoes up with snow. So I've gotta some learning and more equipment to get.



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