winter’s over (not)

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even if there’s usually no more snow in the valleys, at the end of winter some crazy sportsmen find their way to the dachstein, an austrian peak of ~3000m surrounded by a glacier to take part at the “Dachstein Extreme”, a ski mountaineering race..

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it’s by far not as common a sport in austria as one should think, compared to france or spain it’s actually still quite unknown – but the organizer does his best to change this.

conditions were extremely varying, though in the beginning looked especially bad – climbing to my first spot i already saw myself being found as “oetzi” with a funny bonnet 8) – but by the time the race was started the sky turned blue and i even got a little sunstroke at my second spot, directly on the glacier..

the rest of the photos (including the one’s of my fellow sportografs) can be found here.

ps: thanks for the bonnet, karin ;)

Written by markus

April 20th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

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