WATCH: Skiing The Hoher Ifen Towers - Oberstdorf, Germany

WATCH: Skiing The Hoher Ifen Towers - Oberstdorf, Germany

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WATCH: Skiing The Hoher Ifen Towers - Oberstdorf, Germany

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While it may not offer the most hardcore terrain for skiing, the view from the table mountain is truly something to write home about….

“The view is magnificent: at our feet we have the Gottesacker Plateau and further in the distance is the Bregenz Forest, the Rätikon mountain range and Lake Constance. The Lechquellen range and the grand Allgäu mountains round off the picture.  Feeling fortified, we now face what is probably the most exciting passage of the entire tour: to continue downhill we have to abseil almost forty metres down a rocky spur to the southeasterly slopes. What makes this so special is that the middle part of the wall is overhanging, which means that a good part of the abseiling is without wall contact, but with impressive airtime. Unfortunately the avalanche situation has deteriorated to such an extent during the day, though, that we have to stay clear of the very large slopes. But even so, we still manage to find plenty of the finest powder snow turns on our way down. Later, back in the valley, and holding a cold glass of wheat beer in our hands and a little pride in our hearts we look back at this very special mountain, which is now all calm again and covered with afternoon sun.”

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