The Wall

Taschachwand – the wall

In addition to the video we made (on vimeo ⇒), Eduard also took some nice pictures during the descent. So here is his perspective from our latest day trip to the Oetztal Alps: (click for full size)

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Approaching the ‘Taschach Hoch Joch’ from ‘Petersen Spitze’ (snow pyramid in the back)

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After the hard entry we found a couple of centimeters of cold powder on top

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Controlled jump-turns still feel more comfortable here

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This is the steepest section of our choosen variant (short section of 48° in the upper third of the wall)

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After the intitial steep section we discuss the conditions further down

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We go skier’s left, entering the wide face

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The first careful turn in the main section of the face

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Wow! Almost perfect conditions, but slough is really getting a problem we have to deal with.

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Wide turns in the less steep lower part

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Here snow is already quite sun effected

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Looking up from the bottom while I fly by

The Route:

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Gallery (click through)

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