Splitboarding in Glarus - Adventuretime at 1772m up the Brüschbüchel

This past winter I tried several times to convince my friends about the joys of Splitboarding & Skitouring. It's not any easy argument comparing a lift with heated seats to the prospect of walking up a mountain with heavy boots and heavy skis, with a backpack full of food, water, jackets, helmet, shovel and more. Then add to that the adverse weather and the high avalanche danger as well as distant rescue services and a tiny chance of encountering the abominable snowman. 

To some, those factors make the whole experience more exciting - especially if you make it home in one piece. 

This trip was a splitboard tour up the Brüschbüchel (1772m) in Glarus, between the Klöntalersee and the Wägitalersee. Unfortunately the way up was a mission through the fog, which got more and more dense as we ascended. 

 Our first obstacle was a river crossing. 

Our first obstacle was a river crossing. 

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 A tired Alec makes it to the peak and out of the clouds

A tired Alec makes it to the peak and out of the clouds

 First posing for the camera...

First posing for the camera...

 ...Then noticing the view.

...Then noticing the view.

 The Silberen, a very popular touring mountain in Glarus

The Silberen, a very popular touring mountain in Glarus

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A few last smiles before we descended back through the soup - a fog so thick we couldn't tell which way was up or down. Unfortunately getting stuck in fog became a recurring theme for the following tours of the season.

Thanks for stopping by,
-FVDB