Gadmen - Underi Trift - Windegg Hütte - Furtwangsattel - Guttannen
Very nice ST in the Trift-Region. We started at Gadmen en Route to Sustenpass, and made our way through difficult terrain above Triftwasser. This area is not very accessible in the winter, but once we were in the valley bottom at the mountain station of the Triftbahn, we finally gained some elevation. We slowed down very soon, as we had to make tracks through slippery powder on a steep avalanche cone. It took about one hour longer than we thought to reach Windegg Hütte, where we had lunch and enjoyed a nice view of Hinter Tierberg and the Trift valley. Afterwards we made our way up to Windegg, but decided to go to Furtwangsattel instead, as we were running out of time. On Furtwangsattel we skinned off, and went down a sun-exposed, southward slope where we expected less snow and mucho ground contact. However, surprisingly there was lots of snow with good powder above 2200 m. We all agreed on coming back to this beautiful, wild area at the intersect of the Central and Bernese Alp main ridge.