Rendl, St. Anton, Austria Conditions Report: Ridge Climbing to the Pow

Eike Poeppelmeier | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
Riffel Lift coming out of the Clouds
Riffel Lift coming out of the Clouds

The lifts at the Rendl, St.Anton take you up to over 2600m, directly to an endless ridge line with plenty of drop in points for steep, big mountain lines. There is even a fixed rope traverse to make the exposed walk across the ridge a lot safer.

The Face We didn't Ride
The Face We didn’t Ride

Luckily we were above the clouds in the sun but unluckily the clouds were rising fast. We were going to explore a face we haven’t ridden yet which looks amazing. The ridge walk there seemed much to sketchy for us, not equipped with rope or crampons today. Apart from that the fixed rope ended as well.

Sharky Pow
Sharky Pow

So we found an earlier drop in point back into the face towards the resort – after searching for a while. The clouds had risen so high that we only had visibility for about the first 5-6 turns. But man they were great. Then into the thick clouds.

Looking for a Place to Drop
Looking for a Place to Drop

The forecast looks like we could be getting a small refresh and then more great touring days. The snow in shaded and north facing slopes has stayed amazingly powdery with the relatively low temperatures we’ve had the past few days. Most other aspects have been baked by the sun.

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Forecast:

Forecast
Forecast

Snow Totals:

Snow Totals
Snow Totals

Photo Tour:

Above the Clouds
Above the Clouds

 

Epic View
Epic View

 

Ridge Climbing
Ridge Climbing

 

Into the Clouds. Rider: Bas Elhorst
Into the Clouds. Rider: Bas Elhorst

 

Dropping - Eh Not Here
Dropping – Eh Not Here

 

The Face
The Face

 

 


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