On the first weekend of December the elooa SPLITBOARD OPENING CAMP presented by K2 SNOWBOARDING took place in the austrian Kaunertal. With frosty temperatures of -23 degrees on 3000m but also with lots of fresh powder we started successful into another promising splitboard season!
The camp at Kaunertal Glacier was addressed to all interested shredders who have always wanted to try a Splitboard on simple routes and under expert guidance, as well as all already Splitboard-Infected who finally wanted to start in the new winter season. Equipped with brandnew K2 Splitboards and avalanche safety equipment from BCA, the participants were familiarized by experienced Splitboard professionals with all the basic techniques and accompanied by certified mountain guides on their first tours. We started on friday evening after Check-In and a delicious dinner with a Splitboard workshop. All necessary components were explained and could be tested afterwards.
On Saturday morning followed a practical training about skins, crampons, poles, avalanche transceiver and of course all the hiking and climbing techniques. Following launched the first Splitboard tour of the season from our 1500m high starting piont up to the 2200m high peak under brilliant wintersun and with fresh powder. With the last warming sunrays we cruised back to our base camp through untouched snowfields and snowed-in trees. Relaxing sauna, 3 course dinner menu and a theoretical avalanche keynote rounded off the day. On sunday followed a high alpine tour from 2150m up to an almost 3000m high peak with perfect snow conditions but also with super icy -23 degrees. The following run down through fresh, untracked and deep powder helped to forget the frosty temperatures fast and performed a cheerful smile on all faces.
An instructive Splitboard weekend came to an end and we are looking forward to the next elooa SPLITBOARD CAMPS - hopefully also with you!
Check out all photos from the elooa SPLITBOARD OPENING CAMP 2017 here.
And the video you can watch directly below: