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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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... ]

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... ]