Category Archives: June 2010

Weißseespitze Nordwand, 3518 m

Sunny, sunnier, sunniest 🙂 After weeks of rain and bad weather summer strikes back again… But as I never have enough of winter and skiing, I joined mountaineering guide and buddy Otti Hauer (http://www.skischule-tirol.at/) to hike and ski the Weißseespitze…

Oh man, getting up THAT early… 4 a.m. wake up call… But when there is beautiful weather outside and you know the goals for the day, it’s definetely worth it…

More infos about the tour…: http://www.bergsteigen.at/de/touren.aspx?ID=274

We started around 6.30 a.m., hiked the first meters to the entry of the face until we had to put up the crampons and work our way up the mountain… Equipped with crampons, skis on the back and pick… 50 degrees steepness at some parts of the mountain, so no mistake allowed…

our route: hiking up in red, skiing down in blue...
climbing up...

Got up to the top around 9.30 a.m. and had an amazing view from up there!

wonderful view 🙂
Weißseespitze, 3518m, Tirol's 2nd highest peak...
...looks sooo flat but it wasn't 😉
Today my function was taking pix with Otti's cam... That's my favourite, thxxx to photoshop 😉

 

Kaunertaler and Ötztaler surroundings...

Another great day on the mountain!!!!

Thxxx to Otti!!!!

…My back and my knee is killing me as hiking up on crampons was hard work and the snow-conditions for skiing down were hard and bumpy (we waited on top of the mountain till 11 a.m. but the snow didn’t soften up…) and this is the worst situation for my knee… But it seems like, that I always learn through pain 😉 …No pain, no gain 😉

Skis are now finally put away in the cellar, waxed and are waiting to be skied again in autumn/winter… Looking already forward!!!! 🙂

Biketour with Liz…

Friday… Totally motivated for biking on Thursday, already was looking forward to Friday but didn’t hear my alarm clock… Overslept 😦 … And I had to meet Liz at 7.45 a.m…. Well, couldn’t make that as I woke up at 7.50 ;-)… Oh man, I really had a bad feeling as that’s not my way… But sh… happens ;-)The next bus left at 10 a.m. So I had some more time to relax and enjoy my breakfast… Well, took it a bit toooo easy as Liz called me again and told me if I won’t come within the next few minutes she will miss this bus from Landeck going to Ischgl… So I had to hurry and met her, drove to Landeck, parked there and was lucky to be on time as 5 minutes later we would have missed the bus and that would have caused me trouble with my bike buddy… All went good though 🙂 Our first bike tour together and I completely messed it up… Sorry again Liz!!!! 😉

Liz is working as a mountainbike-guide for Bike-Alpin, so she had to bike the section from Ischgl – Martina – Nauders… and I accompanied her on that day…

Was a really cool day with less uphill – most of it was down-hill 🙂 My favourite 🙂 Over 1000 hm downhill – nice 🙂

Thanks for the day Liz!!!!!

still LOTS of snow in the mountains...
LOST???? 😉
...dirty girls back on track :-)...
I like 🙂
girls' bikes???? YES 😉 ours 🙂
wow 🙂 beautiful scenery close to Nauders...

Mel’s twentieth Birthday ;-)…

Birthday weekend – a very special one 🙂 Together with my friends and family I celebrated my 20th, ohh well, okay, my 30th birthday ;-)… Still twenty in my heart, mind and soul but my bones feel like sixty already ;-)…

A weekend of good vibes, great people, awesome surroundings, snow, rain, everything 🙂 Thxxxx soooo much to everybody who came and played a major role on this weekend 🙂 Lovin’ it!!!! Thxxxx a lot!!!!

A birthday without a sporty day??? No – not with me 😉 So Sarah, Mankei and myself biked from Matrei to Innergschlöss, nearly without getting wet… Till late afternoon the weathergod meant it good with us and didn’t let it rain…

Mankei and Sarah viewing the National Hohe Tauern map...
Mel, Sarah, Mankei...
closed 😦 .... ;-)....
Vroni, Mankei, Sarah, Martin in Matreier Tauernhaus...
beautiful Aussergschlöss with the old huts...
Mankei and Sarah at the party location for the night...

Rainy late afternoon and eve didn’t matter as we stayed inside and had a great night alltogether with the best “Hüttenwirtin” ever – Monika Resinger!!!! 🙂

Bine and Sarah... in the background the view on a beautiful, sunny summer day ;-)...
thxxxxx soooooo much for those AWESOME presents!!!!!

Next day – long breakfast session, some of my friends left after midday but some were still motivated to go for a “short” walk that turned out to be quite long;-)…  But everybody who joined, enjoyed the beautiful nature and of course the snow :-)… NATIONALPARK HOHE TAUERN 🙂

The mountain team :-)... Babs, Petra, Mel, Bine, Sarah, Hansi (didn't hike with us, had only his MBT-shoes with him;-)...) and Mankei...
Babs, Petra, Bine, Sarah, Hansi, Maddie, Simon 🙂
...winter is back ;-)...
the team at the glacier :-)...
coming back down...
...back in the green...

THXXXXXX soooooooo much to all of you for coming and having a great weekend together!!!!! And also a big thank you to Monika Resinger and team!!!! We’ll be back!!!!

Some of my very good friends couldn’t join due to several reasons – was thinking of you!!!!

Rainy days…

Well, after a great, sunny week, rain is back again… People are getting depressed and are complaining BUT you can’t change it, so make the best out of it!!!!

The saying: “There is no bad weather, just bad clothing”… is kind of true 😉 So what to do on a free, rainy Friday?? Called my friend Babs and went on a rain-bike tour with her… Equiped with rainjacket and rainpants – NO PROBLEM!!! Nice and cool… The way I like it anyway ;-)…

We had sooooo much fun playing around in the dirt, coming down a very, very challenging trail but NO PROB for us… Managed it 🙂 Dirt everywhere, even on the teeth, wet until the underpants – ahhhh 😉

Was one of the best bike sessions so far this season :-)…

AWESOME!!!!

...Babs the bikequeen 🙂
...Babs...
very attractive 😉
just looooooove my bike 😉
yeahhhhhh 🙂

Biking with the Norwegian guys…

Visit from far North… Anders and Ole from Telemark are on a visit, friends from Babs… I’m still able to speak lit norsk but very, very little 😉

Had a great day on the mountain, drove to Scharnitz and biked up to the Karwendelhütte… Being a student – whooop, whooop 😉 soooo cool ;-)…

tour from Scharnitz...

Mountainbiketour von Scharnitz zum Karwendelhaus

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Das Karwendelhaus liegt auf 1.711m Seehöhe am Fuße der Birkkarspitze. Der Ausgangspunkt Scharnitz liegt am Seefelder Plateau an der Grenze zu Deutschland.
Streckenlänge Ziel:
18,8 Km
Streckenlänge Gesamt:
37,6 Km
Gesamthöhendifferenz:
866 Hm

http://www.almenrausch.at/mountainbiketouren/touren_tirol/innsbruck_umgebung/karwendelhaus/karwendelhaus.html

Some impressions from the day…

Wheelie man Anders...
Karwendeltal...
...
Ole, Babs, Anders, Mel:-) in front of the Karwendelhaus...
Anders...
Babs...
Mel 🙂
which way?;-)
my caddy 😉 what would I do without him;-)????

Sportsweek in Carinthia…

…what a great week :-)!!! Just got back from Carinthia, had our sportsweek from our university there – and it was – AWESOME!!!!

All kinds of sports (Orienteering, Mountainbike, Climbing, Beachvolleyball, Tennis, Trampoline,…) from in the morning to late in the evening, having lots of fun, great weather and very, very hot conditions…

Some impressions: (more pix will follow soon…)

Faaker See...
chillen am Steg...
Bene walking over the water 😉 ...slaken at the lake... how nice 🙂
Mel...:-)
...like this one... 🙂

Beautiful Tirol :-)

….climbing session friday afternoon in Karres/Imst, biking with Mankei on Saturday in the “Kaisergebirge” with an awesome downhill-run, Sunday bike tour with Sarah to the Lucknerhütte, near the Grossglockner…

After a very long period of bad, rainy weather,  summer finally strikes back 🙂 Good!!!!

tour map "Kaindlhütte"... http://www.tourenwelt.at/radtour/158-kaindlhuette.html
http://www.tourenwelt.at/radtour/158-kaindlhuette.html; my camera didn't work, so had to take out at least one pic from the web, as it's so beautiful up there!

Osttirol:

lost church in Kals...
...had to climb up there...;-)
Sarah in front of the Grossglockner... 3798 m
Mel...;-)
what a beautiful day!
still soooo much snow on the mountains!!!
Lucknerhütte, 2241 m
love my bike - it's sooooo cooooool 🙂
...a Murmele 🙂