In March 2015 a group of friends and I skinned up past the Stuibenkopf hut through the clouds to the Marschenkopf in the hills above Garmisch. This was a tough tour for me as the skin track was iced over and I didn't yet have any crampons for my splitboard. To top it off the toe strap on my Voile Light Rail binding snapped as I was strapping in for the first time of the day. Fortunately one of my friends loaned me a Voile ski strap to secure the binding for tour.
|Field repair of busted binding|
Once you broke through the trees you made a right hand turn into a high pasture glade which was formed into the large mounds of a mogul field. At the top of the glade in a relatively flat area the Stuibenkopf hut overlooked the fogged in valley.
|Focusing very hard to stay on the side slope track|
|Me lagging behind on the icy skin track|
|View from the top|
I was glad when I could just ski straight uphill as the skins gripped well as long as they had an extended contact surface. Eventually we made it to the top of the Marschenkopf to great views of gray clouds above and below us and nearly untracked wide open white slopes.
|Stripping skins & preparing for the descent|