45 cm of fresh snow had fallen as we left to Engelberg to start another fantastic ski safari Monday, February 28. The forecast called for the clouds to clear more slowly in the north. So looking at the blue bird day brightening through the wind screen, we deiced to make a quick stop on the Trient plateau before leaving the valley. As it turned out, last minute changes were the order of the week, as our plans continuously changed day to day, minute by minute. Even right up to the last and third heli drop above the Loetschental when the pilot informed me that he didn’t have enough fuel to go to my planned drop. Flexibility took on a whole new meaning as I hoped out of the heli and began to lead my 4 young chamois down the heavily crevassed glaciers below the Jungfrau. Skinning, flying in helicopters, walking ridge lines, roping up through crevasse fields and skiing down remote and virgin powder fields is what this type of tour is all about. I’m looking forward to the next one already!
Verbier to Engelberg Ski Safari
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