Early Summer in Switzerland, 2016

Summer 2016 was awesome. Near countless kilometers that helped me almost wear out the sole of my new La Sportiva boots.

The weather at the beginning of the season was a total mixed bag, from fat snowflakes I would have been happy to see in January to sunny days of nearly 30 degrees C. When not hidden in a blanket of snow, the flowers were in full bloom and the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and Matterhorn even came out for an appearance. 


A lot of times when we ski, our goals are about the superlatives. What's the most verticle we can get in a day? What's the fastest I can get up the mountian in order to get back down the fastest? Do I need fattest skis in order to shred the deepest powder? Why do a one day traverse when I could do a four day traverse? If I'm doing that, perhaps I need the lighest bag.