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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Osterfelderkopf Garmisch skitour - Mar 19

Osterfelderkopf Garmisch skitour - Mar 19

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Due to weather and no one to join me for skitour today, I chose Garmisch skitour on ski piste, destination Osterfelderkopf. Saturday morning was warm and sunny (compare to rainy yesterday in Munich). When we were in Garmisch 3 weeks ago, there was good amount of snow in the valley. All gone now. We might bike soon, but wait, ski season not over yet. [ Read More... ]

Sudelfeld evening skitour - Mar 19

Sudelfeld evening skitour - Mar 19

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Sudelfeld ski resort keeps its slopes opened (with restrictions) for evening skitours every Wednesday. There are two routes for skitourers, we chose the route number 1. It starts at Schwebelift station. We started at 19:30 skinning up to our destination - Speck Alm. Small group was ahead of us otherwise we were ascending alone. From time to time skier going down. As we were approaching the lake, head lamps all around us, here comes the crowd! Speck Alm is opened on Wednesday until 21:30, serving hot food only until 21:00. [ Read More... ]

Trainsjoch and Ascherjoch, Tirol skitour - Mar 19

Trainsjoch and Ascherjoch, Tirol skitour - Mar 19

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Parkplatz Mariandlalm was empty at 8 am today, only one car there. The beginning of the tour towards Mariandlalm is possible to skin up however snow was gone on the first 2 kilometers. Temperatures are not dropping these days, expecting to walk there in the few days. We found our way up on the snow side barrier or on small icy patches. We knew from the start we will carry our skis on the way back here. It was quite warm day, 3 degrees in the morning. The snow in the beginning was slushy around Unter Trockenbach Alm. [ Read More... ]

Ellmauer Tor, Wilder Kaiser skitour - Feb 19

Ellmauer Tor, Wilder Kaiser skitour - Feb 19

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We did not have much snowfall this week, the only day with snowflakes was Friday. The weekend was sunny again, both days. As we were skiing in Zugspitze skiresort on Saturday, skitour was planned for Sunday. Our chosen destination was Wilder Kaiser, Ellmauer Tor. [ Read More... ]

Rotwand weekend skitour - Feb 19

Rotwand weekend skitour - Feb 19

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We had visitors last weekend and planned an outdoor weekend for that occasion. The weather played along and actually surprised us: a warm front came our way and we ended up skitouring in short sleeves. We started the ski tour a little later and by the time we reached the top Rotwand it was almost 2 pm. The snow was quite heavy and skiing down was a little challenging but OK : the idea of cold beer/radler was quite the motivation. [ Read More... ]