Silvretta ski tour • March 21-25, 2013

We returned to the Silvretta region this year after a several-year hiatus, joined by Ive DeKerf and his buddies John Wittesaele and Bart Segers; Jay Riley an old friend from Maine; Rick Billingham an old friend from Seattle; and new friends Andy Von Deak from Syracuse, NY and Yelena Udy from Australia.

Other Trips with Jay Riley

Frendo Spur, June 2012
Alps climbing, June 2008
Alps climbing, August 2007
Alps climbing, August 2005
Chamonix to Zermatt, April 2004

Other Trips with Rick Billingham

Vallée Blanche, March 2011
Haute Route, April 2007

Other Trips with Ive DeKerf

Aconcagua, January 2012
Alps climbing, August 2010
Alps climbing, July 2009
Alps climbing, August 2008

Return to all recent trips


The weather was quite unsettled for the week, but we did manage to enjoy at least some sunshine. Here we skin up and out of the Ischgl ski area on our first day, en route to the Heidelberger hut.


Blue sky and light winds are a fine send-off.


The Heidelberger hut is a pleasant place to enjoy a snowy evening.


We leave the Heidelberger hut on our second morning, and head up the hill in mixed sun and fog.


Plenty of company in this Easter week; these folks are heading to a nearby peak.


Here we near our high point for the day, the Breite Krone and the Krone Joch pass to its right.


Jay, Ive, Bart and John ripping skins at the col.


After a very good powder run down from the col, we arrive at the modern and comfortable Jamtal hut.


The following day was very pleasant, sunny, calm and almost too warm. Bart and John send pictures home from the summit of the Hintere Jamspitze. Another great descent in beautiful snow followed the climb.


Not too bad.


Plenty of people had plenty of fun, but there's room for a few more turns here.


The next day we headed over a pass below the Dreiländerspitze to the Wiesbadener hut.


At our high point: Yelena, Jay, Rick, Andy, and Kathy.


Just above the hut, Yelena picks here way across a rocky stretch.


Our last day was foggy, some sun breaks, light snow... and very poor visibility on the descent to town.


But in our memories the sunny moments will prevail! Thanks to all the crew for joining us in this lovely corner of the Alps.

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