Appfelstrudel or something in Graubünden.

So here I am in Laax, Graubunden eating an “Appfel” cake on the terrace, in my t-shirt. It’s warm today, super warm. The cake actually doesn’t taste of that much, sure it’s big and looks nice, but no taste…

 

Anyhow, a few years ago I had some real cool days in Disentis and Lenzerheide, and since then I wanted to come back and explore the mountains here in the eastern part of Switzerland. And a couple of days ago we set of eastward from Verbier with Raphaël. We’ve been looking at maps, trying to find pictures and planning some tours we wanted to do here before we came. Our plans have been so far to stay away from the resorts and go exploring the mountains by ourselves. But it’s been quite hard, since it got warm then cold then warm again. From scary wet snow to cardboard hell. Yesterday we finally got up to some really nice terrain. We drove our car as far as we could up this valley and left it in the small mountain village of St-Giusep (Sounds Italian but it’s not) from where we continued by foot. As we got up we were amazed with the scenery, it was stunning. We spotted some north facing couloirs, which looked quite awesome. But once we got up we found the snow not to be that good as expected. – Looks nice but doesn’t taste that good, a little bit like my apple cake here. But in the end it was for sure a nice day up the mountains, we got to explore, had the sun and skiing nice new terrain is always a joy, no matter what the snow quality. But that’s how freeriding in the mountain is, you never know what you gona get. And a long day it was, returning to the car at sundown. Pictures courtesy of Raphaël Bullet (except the self shots).

 

This is how far we got with the car.

wau!

Nice

on the way up

twilight

breakfast in the sun.

 

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