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Tödi is the highest peak near Zürich.
Gi + Ken skied an alternate route starting from the Planura hut,
first south over Sandpass down into Val Russein, then climb up a long
SW-facing slope and over two ridges to the Tödi summit (3614m). Our
descent was a different variation: after reversing the higher ridge crossing
we headed directly south - [
skiing from the Planura hut down to
long run down south into Val Russein
long climb up this southwest-facing
slope to the pass over the lower ridge
Ken arriving at the
first ridge crossing - (above him the bright white "horn" of the
Gross Schärhorn with Gi skied from its summit yesterday)
over on the sunny side of the first
ridge, looking north to our second climb, under the dark rock
after the second climb,
now on the sunny side of the higher ridge, with Tödi summit on
left horizon, and the normal route from the Fridolins hut in
front of us.
Ken skiing down from the
higher ridge, with other descending skiers still getting thru
the steep section. (They all traversed left to cross our first
lower ridge and ski down the SW-facing slope. while Gi + Ken
continued directly south.)
continuing south down toward the
flat area far below . . .
. . . but with some cliff bands to
be navigated before we reached that flat area, and . . .
. . . then it didn't continue flat
for long, as Ken discovered some entertainment
looking back up our descent from the
main Val Russein valley, our route is "not evident"
a forest road, sometimes
snow-covered, took us out to the main Disentis road. Ken
demonstrates his new ski-carrying technique