After it started out with a lot of snow in beginning of December winter had disappeared. The week before Christmas was quite warm and it started to rain...
There was still some snow in the alps but for the rest of Germany it looked bad, especially since I visited my parents in Dortmund.
But we were lucky when we started out for the ice climbing courseof the Section Bayeruth, German Alpine Club, to the "Naturfreundehaus" Sonnblickbasis Kolm Saigurn.Temperatures up there were still below freezing and the waterfalls were frozen!
So we could start out for really cool and fun trip. We meet on Jan. 2th at the parking lot and had an interesting ride on a flatbed trailer up the snowy road to the house! The aproach is always the most dangerous part about climbing... We already did someclimbing on the artificial ice in front of the house after dinner!
On Thursday the weather was great and there was even some sun, whic we ignored since we climbed on north facing ice. But it was not to cold and the ice was good. Unfortunately the weather changed on Friday and it started to snow, later mixed with some rain. Nevertheless we had a lot of fun!
All in all it was a really great trip, and we could learn a lot from Chris and Alex!
Here you can find some Photos of the trip