|Poprad in –21 degrees Celsius.|
|A snow column fell even before we started executing a test.|
ThursdayThe safest slope in the valley was below Svišťové sedlo (marmot saddle). I was expecting a cloudy day but the sky opened as we approached the saddle.
|The Sun finally reached us. Or did we reach the Sun?|
|Martin climbing the last few meters.|
|Happy to be in the saddle.|
|Safe route choice. All other routes were either steeper or more wind-loaded.|
FridayThe weather forecast predicted high winds on Friday. Some parts of High Tatras got winds of speed 100 km/h, but the valley was calmer. This is no weather for ski touring, so we decided to head back to civilization early in the morning.
|High winds up in the mountains|
All in all, it was a great trip. It turned out to be very educational besides all the skiing and climbing. For the first time I saw a snow pit test failing and we also did some useful avalanche and mountaineering exercises.
Small selection of my photos is on Flickr and an album merged from 2 cameras including some videos is on Google+. Martin also made a YouTube video in Slovak from the trip (just don't take inspiration from the first avalanche test, it was poorly performed).