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Austria - Tirol - Oestliche Feuerstein (3267m)

On the way up the short but steep North Wall

From Spitz (1369m) a nice walk up to the Bsuchalm (1580m) then over the Langental with a great view of the Urfall (waterfall) and passing the ruines of the once Grueblalm (nowdays destroied and abandoned). Then over the Grueblferner on the glacial plateau and via the rather steep nordwand to the top of the Oestliche Feuerstein (3267m).


Approx 1900m up for a good day of firn porn together with Flo and Rory.

GPS track & map here

some pics below:

Season is officially closed on the Innsbruck surroundings ;-(

 some more pics form Flo:

See you next season with skies ;-) now it is rock climbing time .....


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Training - Self made trainingboard

Self made Wood carved Training Board

It is a bit that i am thinking about a feasible way to make a wood training board without spending too much. 
Well, this is the idea i came up with:
4 wood boards 28mm x 300mm x 1200mm (price ca. 5 Eur each, full wood)1m metal threaded rod (8mm) to be cutted in 4 pieces of 25cm each8 bolts M88 washer M8Wood specific gluesdrill2 or 4 crimping tools  to fix the panels while gluing them together (overnight)sandpaper grid 400 and 10010mm drill tip to make the fixing holes 25 mm drill tip to make  the starting holes at the edges of the  slotswood-saw
The A3 sized plan can be downloaded here as PDF (Click).
It is basically an assembly of woodboards which are easy to work with, without specific material. the boards are first carved and then glued together.
Below some pictures of the process.

Before to glue the panels need to be treated with a sort of protective agent to look alike the metolius woodboard... i choose the Swedish oil to paint the boards…

Austria - Tirol - Habicht (3277m)

In this dry year, a very nice tour in great snow for what concern the upper part of the tour.
ca 60 and more cm of fresh powder await the brave snow seekers.
Habicht (3277m) - 25km, 2000hm ca

careful - ski carrying up to ca 2200m.
the rest is great  ;-)
today we teamed up as 4 to alternate in tracking the fluffy withe pleasure

Austria - Tirol -MicroWenden

...awesome rock quality, ....long approach, .....wild and seldomly climbed, ......a nice day out ;-)