Skitouring weekend Rotondo hut (13./14. February 2016)
Posted by annamohr on Monday, 18 April 2016
A mediocre weather report of clouds and snow for the Realp region cast a shadow of doubt over the trip, but nevertheless, 14 dedicated snow enthusiasts made their way out to Rontondohütte for the weekend. Those who started boldly on Saturday morning navigated post to post through the low clouds, to be rewarded with some blue skies around the hut in the afternoon, and great powder laps from Leckipass. Others made it in just for dinner, catching a few rays of sun on the way up to the hut. After a hearty hut meal, cautious plans were forged for the following day, based on another dismal weather report.
The morning proved a bit more clear than expected. One group headed back out the valley out of caution. Another went up toward Leckipass and ascended Rottällihorn, catching some nice snow on the way back to Realp. A third group bet on the weather holding up, and set off down the Muttengletscher, over Blaubergpass to Tällistock, emerged in sunny Valais, then dropped down to Oberwald through fields of soft snow.
Organized by Karen