I haven’t owned a vehicle for nearly 13 years, not since I left Canada for Japan, and I rarely miss owning a car. When I do miss having a car is Spring, when getting to glacier ski touring from Munich is almost impossible on public transport. Fortunately, my good friend and fellow Black Diamond guide, Jakub, has a car and spends spring in Austria ski touring. Even more fortunate for me, was that Jakub was gracious enough to swing through Munich on his way to Innsbruck a few day back.
This past winter was good to skiers and snowboarders in Europe so hiking in the the alpine has had to wait until late spring. The heavy and late snows have made snowshoes a better choice for high passes. Not being a fan of snowshoes, I've spent the time running to stay in shape and eagerly awaited the melt.