Our objective for the second day!

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-21°c to start on the shadow ... gives a huge motivation to climb fast until the sun :-)

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Cross-country tracks ... ? Too easy ;-) Let's just climb the mountain!

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Short break to learn the compression test ... with a 1,60 m snow depth ... not too bad conditions, as you can check:

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Back to the hard work ...

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Same ...

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Again and again ... life is hard ;-)

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Lunch break with view.

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And some (old) avalanche debris to digest :-)

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Security distance to climb in exposed areas, stop at a sheltered location to remove the skins:

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... and ...

the way down was so good and beautiful that time was too short to take pictures. And to complete our training, we even had to rescue a miserable backpack and its avalanche transducer buried under a 30 cm avalanche. Of course it was a happy end, and the backpack was safe thanks to our awesome rescue team skills ...

 

... to be followed ...