Gaulihütte (2 days)

This was a two day tour in the Gauli area, in the uppermost valleys of the Berner Oberland (I can finally say that I skitoured the famous Bernese alps :-). But before we could get on our ski, we had to get from Innertkirchen to Handegg. This took a bit longer, because the bus didn't come (!). Wow, another premiere for this weekend. After we got up to Räterichsboden, we entered the Bächlital where we met Adrien, who biwaked the night up here, coming somewhere from Goms. At noon we crossed the Obri Bächlilicken between Bächlistock and Gross Diamantstock. Very interesting, about 25 m on iron ladders, and on the other side a steep passage with chains. After lunch break, we skied down to Gaulisee across the glacier, and went through a bunch of different snow types. Fine slush at the top, mashed potatoes at the bottom. A bit later we reached Gaulihütte. So far so good.
The next day we got up a bit earlier, at 4:30, to check the weather. It was really shitty, very rainy. So, instead of going up to Rosenlauihorn across the Gauligletscher, we went back to where we came from. Half way up the glacier it started snowing and the wind got stronger. It felt like quite the adventure when going down the ladders. We skied back to Bächlital through ice cold rain. The other way may have been better. I can still hear Adrien going "grrr" when we got to Meiringen and it was super sunny....

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