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Cancelled: Starlight Starbright Snowshoe Weekend on 05 January 2019

organized by Roger Starkie  contact organizer

Title :
Cancelled: Starlight Starbright Snowshoe Weekend
Date :
Sat 05.01.2019
Type of event :
Snowshoe, 2 days
Organized by :
Roger Starkie
Description :

Cancelled due to weather and avalanche situation

A traverse of the Pretulalpe by night.

On Saturday we will ascend the Stuhleck to the Alois Günter Haus, where we will pop in for a coffee to warm up.  Once the sun goes down, we will traverse the Pretulalpe in the dark, with hopefully a wonderful view of the stars (this weekend is new moon, so it will be dark, but hopefully the light from the stars will be enough to find the way!)

On Sunday, we will return to the starting point, possibly via the same route.

And all with snowshoes!

Exact details will be made at short notice, when we know what the conditions will be like.

Possible starting points would be Pfaffensattel (only reachable by car - need drivers! But short ascent - late start) or Spital am Semmering (reachable by train, but long ascent - would need to start in the morning).

For fit hikers, prior snowshoeing experience is not required.

Technical requirements :
T1, I can move myself surefootedly on trails and narrow foot-paths
Physical requirements :
K2, 4-7 hours / day; up and down
Duration in hours and
elevation gain :
Depends on starting point. Longest ascent would be 1000m and 6 hrs. Short ascent only 4 hours.
Max. altitude in metres :
Equipment :
Snowshoes, Warm clothes incl. Hat, Gloves, Down Jacket, Headlamp + spare batteries, "Hüttenschlafsack". More details to registered participants
Transport Details :

Will be discussed with participants. Please indicate if you can drive your own car, or a hire car.

Max participants :
Registration until :
Map :
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