SNOWSHOEING IS BECOMING POPULAR
This is something that would have bemused me 10 years ago. I love snowboarding! I also love my Splitboard. I was constantly looking for fresh powdered terrain to ride my board and escape the skiing crowds. It was all about the journey
down, about being fast, furious and slightly on the edge of control!
THEN THINGS CHANGED
I spent more time in the Austrian mountains during the winter. I started to notice that locals worked with the weather conditions and that being outside was very important. I tried cross country skiing and loved it. It was completely different to my snowboarding experiences and I loved the variety. The week later I went
on my first snowshoe trip. After a brief introduction on how to adjust my poles and fasten the
snowshoes, a group a five of us started our 4 hour journey. The guide showed us deer tracks and we were lucky enough to see an eagle. We meandered through the woods then above the tree line. We
were away from everyone and then we began the climb towards a mountain hut. It was tranquil and picture perfect, for the first time in my mountain life, the journey up was the focus. I had time
to appreciate the views, the silence and breathe it all in. Mountains are so majestic and this first snowshoe trip was a taster of future adventures.