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12th of December 2001, 05:30 a.m. local time - Vienna - Huetteldorf:

Our meeting point for our expedition to the Gruenloch. It was snowing nearly all the way to Lunz. Also at the autobahn we had problems with snow on the lanes.

 

 

But despite the adverse factors, we arrived safely at Lunz. 

 

 

 

 

The only possibility to reach the Gruenloch in winter is by foot.

We decided to take the trail trough the Lechnergraben (gorge), which you can see in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snowy forests let us feel like in christmas-time. 

Indeed it was chrismas-time :-) 

 

 

 

We had to cross rocks, icefalls, ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

... and suspect, waggly bridges. 

 

At 1000m msl we found the upper Lechnergraben-data logger with a snowy bonnet.

 

 

 

 

At 1100m msl we had to put on our snow-shoes, to avoid to sink up to our hips into the snow.

 

 

 

The steep way up to Lechner saddle.

 

 

 

 

The snowfall got more and more intense, but we had to take this day, because next day cold air from Russia was coming with temperatures down to -25°C at 1500m and we wanted to reinitialize all data loggers before the cold air was coming.

 

 

 

 

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