Fred Larke skiing in the Berner Oberland • May 8 - 11, 2012

Fred Larke was back again this year, this time on his own, to help us close out our ski guiding season in the Bernese Oberland.

Other Trips with Fred

Queyras - February 2011
Chamonix to Zermatt - April 2010
Chamonix to Zermatt - April 2009
Stubai - March 2008
Silvretta - March 2008
Berner Oberland - May 2007
Ortler - April 2006
Chamonix to Zermatt - April 2005

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A video showing highlights of the great skiing we had this trip!


Fred at the base of a great corn run.


On day 1 we rode the train to th Jungfraujoch, then raced the weather to get over the shoulder of the Trugberg.


Coming in fast, unfortunately the clouds engulfed us just in time for our descent.


Soupy conditions on and above the ground!


Approaching our home for the night, the Konkordia hut, we see others descending the famous ladders we have yet to climb.


The next morning we're on our way over the Grunhornlücke to the Finsteraarhorn hut.


The evening "scene" on the deck of the Finsteraarhorn hut, the snow banks of a few days ago still haven't melted...


At last a purely sunny day. We head for the Gross Wannenhorn.


Starting the climb in the early morning, the Finsteraarhorn in the back.


Near the summit.


On top of Ole Smokey... that is the Gross Wannenhorn, with the Matterhorn and Weisshorn on the far distant horizon.


The Aletsch Glacier flows down toward the Rhone valley.

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On our last day we climbed up over the Vorder Galmihorn to make our exit southwards.


Leaving the Fiescher Glacier and Gross Wannenhorn behind.


Approaching the high point.


From this col it's a loooooong straight shot down the Bachital to the village of Reckingen. We pause on the summit before heading off down the hill.


On top of the Vorder Galmihorn. The peaks in the background, from left to right: the Schönbühlhorn, Fiescher Gabelhorn, Äbeni Flue, and Gletscherhorn.


Striding out on perfect corn in the Bachital.


The snow turned heavy as the morning warmed abruptly. Hiking down into summer meadows, we reach Reckingen.


And the train! A great way to end a ski season for the record books. Thanks again, Fred!