• Fondei Weihnachtskneipp 2016

    As every year, early December marks the time for one of the highlights of the AACZ calendar: The Fondei Weihnachstkneipp. As in the past few years, early December of 2016 did not spoil us with lots of snow. In fact, the meadows and summits around the Fondei hut were mostly brown. The weather on Saturday was beautiful and many of the Kneipp-attendants took a little detour walking via the Blackter Furgelli cathcing as much of the sun as possible.

  • Adventures with a French touch - Touring Weekend in Val d'Arolla

    Seven Hüttli decided to confront the changing weather of the ending summer and do a Hochtour
    weekend close to Arolla, sleeping, some in tents and the bravest one(s), outside. Their goal was
    to reach the Mt. Blanc de Cheillon (3870m).
    Three of them, Karen B., Philip O. and Josquin P., decided to leave on Friday, walking into the
    night with heavy packs up to a very comfortable looking meadow overlooking a little river at
    around 2500m of altitude. In this pastoral setting, the trio dined on cheap chinese soups before

  • Sports Climbing in Kalymnos

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    Sharp rock, comically aggressive goats and sweeping vistas of the Aegean Sea. Climbing in Kalymnos was even better than advertised. While it is "only" sports climbing, and as such perhaps below the radar for denizens of the high Alps, the AACZ enjoyed a week's awesome climbing on some pretty high quality routes. 

    Thank you to Hansi for the pro-level photos (click for the full glory).

    Click to open the post for more photos and a few tidbits of logistical information.

     

  • Ski-Touring weekend San Bernadino – March 4th-6th 2016

    On March 4th, AACZ members of all age groups and skill levels took off versus the south for a ski touring weekend in the valleys around the San Bernadino pass. Despite highly uncertain weather conditions, around 20 brave members assembled in San Bernadino’s youth hostel and hotel. The first day was characterized by high avalanche danger due to snow falls of about 80cm within 24 hours. The day therefore started with finding one’s car (usually hidden in a huge block of snow) and a subsequent shoveling workout.

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