Welcome to Alpine Duo, personal couples blog where we want to share our outdoor adventures with some personal input but also GPX files, pictures, or amateur guiding advice. Most of the content is related to skiing/ski-touring, MTBing, hiking or climbing.

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Rauhkopf - Spitzingsee skitour - Feb 19

Rauhkopf - Spitzingsee skitour - Feb 19

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It snowed a bit in the beginning of this week, thus I chose to do short pre-work skitour on Wednesday to check conditions prior the weekend. I started earlier today, at 7 am. Only few cars at the parking lot, good sign, I am early! As it was going to be sunny, fresh snow - more people expected later. Quite a number around 9 am there today as I was going down already. I started with faster pace in the beginning, not good after recovering from sickness the previous week. Therefore I had to slow down. Snow conditions were clear since the beginning, it was around 15 to 20 cm of new snow. I was going alone, followed by group of 3 skitourers. They also went up to Rauhkopf. Few others went direction Tanzeck. [ Read More... ]

Velka Raca skitour (Slovakia) - Feb 19

Velka Raca skitour (Slovakia) - Feb 19

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Todays forcast was not very favorble so we have chosen an easy on-piste tour. Our dear friend Martin acompanied us. We went to a ski resort called Velka Raca and went up along piste called Laliky. We chose skitour/hiking track 15. This track ends at the top Laliky ski lift station. We continued further along the ridgeline until the peak Velka Raca, which is actually just on the boarder to Poland. The view from there is pretty good, considering it is just 1236 m.a.s.l. [ Read More... ]

Wank - Garmisch skitour - Jan 19

Wank - Garmisch skitour - Jan 19

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Wank was on the list as it has nice views towards Garmish and peaks surrounding it (checked the header picture here?). The forecast for today was not much promising, light snowfall with winds entire morning, cloudy in the afternoon (temperature spike - melting snow later). [ Read More... ]

Rosskopf skitour - Jan 19

Rosskopf skitour - Jan 19

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We started our skitour season on Rosskopf a month ago but from another side - Kurvenlift. We climbed most of the time on piste. This time, I was alone and decided to go through the forest. The tour starts from Stumplingbahn parking lot. Small descent on skis (I forgot about it and put my skins :-)). The climb goes through the forest half way up. As soon as the forest ends, it opens with possibilities for some freeride. [ Read More... ]