We took the first bin up to Kleinmatterhorn and stood at the summit around 10.30. The main face was pretty much just blue ice but there was a skiable path leading past the icy section. Just to avoid any surprises we climbed some 100 meters down the face. It seemed all skiable so we decided to climb back up and to start our descent from the summit. Below the icy section we found really good snow. Middle section next to the hanging serac was un-skiable so we had to setup two raps. The conditions were quite varying, but at the end we got to ski most of the line in with good snow. Triftjigrat is a super beautiful line with steep sections, route finding, technical passages and lover down enough room for big free-ride turns. I'm really a big fan of adventure skiing like this. Good day out with Henkka!
Check out pics here.
Here's also a clip with Sam Anthamatten skiing the line in perfect conditions some years ago.
|On the top section|
|Rapping past ice middle section next to the serac zone|
|Henkka checking the way down to exit couloir|
|Henkka below the seracs.|
|Exit couloir with some good powder|
|Finding our way|
|It's beer a'clock!|