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  • Holidays 2007/08: Touring Switzerland and Austria Skitouring around Luzern, Davos, and Innsbruck with Lukas, Michel, Thiemo, Tom, and Friends.
    Stoessenstock Lampsenspitze
  • San Francisco and Bay area Hiking around San Francisco with Poldi and the city before this year's AGU Fall meeting, with good weather this time.
    Golden Gate
  • Jay Peak and Big Jay The first real powder-day here at the east coast: skiing Jay with Jake
    Jay Peak
  • Smugglers Notch Ice climbing with Jake at Smugglers Notch, Vermont; pretty cold and cool ice!
    Smugglers Notch
  • Quebec Thanksgiving weekend visiting Quebec City, Montreal, and some skiing at Le Massiv
  • Adirondack Mountains Columbus Day Weekend in Rain and Shine hiking the Adirondacks: ADK Loj-Mt. Golden-Lake Arnold (camp) - Mts. Marcy, Haystack, Bassin, Saddleback, Gothic, Armstron, Wulf Jaw (camp) - Klondike Nodge - ADK Loj
    Adirondack Mountains
  • Alaska Visiting Fairbanks: Hike in the White Mountains with Dan, and two two-day hikes in the Denali State Park and Denali National Park.
  • Presidential traverse Hiking over the ridge of the Presidential range in the White Mountains, from Mount Madison to Mount Webster.
    Presidential traverse
  • Alpencross Innsbruck-Lago di Garda ( My pics, Michel's, Thiemo's)
    Mountainbiking from north to south through the alps with Frank, Mark, Michel, Thiemo, Tom, and Olli. Read Tom's tale in three parts here, here, and here or download the tour GoogleEarth file and participate virtually.
    Alpencross Alpencross
 (Michel) Alpencross (Thiemo)
  • Davos, Firenze, Perugia, Assisi Visiting Davos and Perugia for the IUGG 2007 (and Umbria Jazz).
    Davos, Perugia
  • Mount Mist and Blueberry Mountain A beautiful mountain bike loop between Warren and Haverhill, with Greg and Dan.
    Mt. Mist and
 Blueberry Mt.
  • Pawtuckaway State Park Mountainbiking east of Manchester.
  • St. John's, Newfoundland A couple hikes around St. John's with HP and Susan after the Eastern Snow Conference 2007.
    St. Johns
  • Mt. Washington ( My pics, Buster's) Skitouring Mt. Washington after the snow-storm: Spring skiing as good as it get's (East snowfields, Headwall in Tuck's, Great Gulf, including Airplane and Pipeline, Monroe and Ammanoosuc Gullies).
    Mt. Washington Mt. Washington
  • Cannon Mountain ( My pics, Buster's.) Another snow storm, another skitour: Cannon mountain - lifts closed (yeah!) and another run at Mt. Washington
  • Camel's Hump Another snow storm, another skitour: Camel's Hump in the Green Mountains, with 20 cm of powder.
  • Mt. Washington Great spring skiing at Mt. Washington. Up the west side (Lake of the clouds), skiing the east snowfields and Tuckerman's, then back down the west side in a nice gully from Mt. Monroe
  • Mt. Cardigan on ski's Overnight at the AMC high cabin and skiing over the top, down Duke ski trail and back with Mike, Alyssa, and Friends
    Mt. Cardigan
  • Mammoth Mountain Project meeting with snowpit digging and some skiing at Mammoth, California
  • British Columbia ( My pics, Greg's, Buster's. ) Skitouring at Rogers Pass and from Stanley Mitchel Hut in the Yoho National Park
    British Columbia British Columbia (Greg) British Columbia (Buster)
  • Mt. Mansfield again Skitouring with Andy and Jake at Mt. Mansfield, with even more fresh snow!
    Mt. Mansfield
  • Big Jay and Mt. Mansfield Skitouring at Jay with Greg and Jake and on my own at Mt. Mansfield.
    Greg's powder turn
  • Ice climbing at Holts Ledge close to Hanover, NH. My first attempt at ice climbing with Jake.
    Holts Ledge ice climbing



  • Bocktenhornsattel and Chuealphorn. Skitour with Thies and Adrian
  • Pischahorn-Joerihorn . Pischahorn north and Joerihorn with Martin and Lukas.
  • Pass da Confinal . Hiking around Posciavo with Benni and Loretta: Posciavo-Pass da Confinal-Pass d'Ur-Posciavo
    Pass da Confinal
  • Joeriseen . Bike-tour 12.11.2005: Davos-Waegerhuus-Joerifluelafurgga-Joeriseen-Vereinahaus-Klosters-Davos
  • Moskow and St. Petersburg . Visiting the two cities and Martin and Sergey in october 2005.
  • Welschtobel . Bike-tour with Michi: Davos-Alvaneu-Furcletta-Arosa-Medergen-Tritt-Latschuelfurgga-Strelapass-Davos
  • Prague . Euromat and visiting Prague, Summer 2005.
  • Jungfrauregion . Skitouring week with Thiemo and Oli: Walcherhorn, Wyss Nollen, Finsteraarhonr, Gr. Fiescherhorn, Kl. und Gr. Wannenhorn, Mittaghorn
  • Silvretta . Skitouring weekend with Thomas: Klosters-Silvrettahaus-Gletscherchamm-Piz Fliana-Tuoi-Piz Buin-Silvrettahorn-Schneeglocke-Taellispitz-Klosters
  • Madrisa. Madrisa Round-tour and Eggberg. Skitour with Michi, Michel, Thiemo, and Thomas.
  • Baslersch-Chopf and Pischa. Skitour and Freeride with Katharina, Blair, Jim, Lukas, and Martin.



Ski mountaineering (skitouren, peau de phoque), Easter 2002

Sulegg en dessus du lac de Brienz Traversing from Schilthorn, over Schwalmere and Lobhoerner, we have reached the Sulegg, high above Interlaken.
Et la descente And then the great downhill - Powder, powder, powder, yeah!
On the top of Jungfrau My friend Michael...
On the top of Jungfrau ... and me on the top of the Jungfrau
On the top of Moench and the next day on the Moench
On the top of Moench to bad, we didn't carry up our skis, the southern slope did look great...

Ski mountaineering (skitouren, peau de phoque), Winter 2000/2001

Pointe Ronde with Giblousia On the way to 'La Pointe Ronde, Vallais' with Anne-Rose, Stephane and Gerard.
One of the many trip's this winter with great snow but bad weather.
Vanil Blanc with Giblousia 'Vanil blanc, Gruyere', with Anne-Rose, Stephane, Gerard, Roman, Christophe.
Wasenhorn with some friends With some friends at the top of 'Wasenhorn, near Simplon, Vallais'.
Great snow, great weather and even a good wine to taste! Bravo Zubi!
Wasenhorn (after downhill) After a great powder-downhill form 'Wasenhorn' and some barryfox training.
From the left: Marcel, Michael, Stefan, and me

Pre-season snowboarding in Zermatt, October 1999

Thanks Roman for the organisation!

Snowboarding in Zermatt Roman and me in Zermatt - a great day is waiting for us
Snowboarding in Zermatt On the slopes - great weather but brrrrrr, what a cold wind

Partying 2001

10 years Calcom Calcom, the spin-off of our lab got 10 years old
Erlanger Bergkirchweih Visiting a couple of friends in Erlangen, during the Bergkirchweih. The snapshot was
taken during the (only) 5 minutes of sunshine during three days ;-)