at 08.08 tritonriders Elke, Turtle, Sandy, Ziga and I stood at the beginning of the highest possible downhill in the alps.
two days ago we started in Alagna Italy at 1190m joined by Toni Melton. several cable cars took us to 3200m high and from there it was an two hours walk across rock gardens and glacier to the Capanna Gnifetti 3647m while heavy sleet shouwers and wind.
next morning we started with blue sky and minus degrees climbing up over endless glaciers to Signalkuppe, a peak of the second highest mountain of the alps the monte Rosa. the Signaluppe itself is the 6th highest peak of the alps with 4556m and on its top is the highest alpin hut of europe.
in the evening we had a wonderful sunset
next morning we started the downhill, at first with crampons in deep new snow from the days before. it was really hard riding and a bit tricky with crampons. after climbing up a pass in about 4300m snow was almost blown away and riding was beautyful.
mountaineers from all over their way to the peaks enliven us as we rode down the glacier. only at areas with crevasses our scout recomand to build our rope team.
it was a great day in muni live.
back at the cable car Toni, Flo and Sarah joined us riding down to alagna.
pic 1 ascend to Capanna Gnifetti 3647m
pic 2 ascend to Capanna Margherita to 4556m…endless1
pic 3 ridetriton team with guide: Ziga, Elke, Guide Andrea, Turtle, Sandy
pic 4 view from the balkon of Margherita into Monte Rosa east face highest wall in the alps 2400hm
pic 5 good feeeling to be on the top of this shadow!
pic 6 sunset, the little nose in my wheel is the Matterhorn from above
pic 7 “highest” drop of the alps, Ziga
pic 8 “highest” jump of the alps, Turtle
pic 9 “highest” downhill of the alps
there will follow a video in oktober