What a surprise when we saw this line from the top of  Torre Castelfranco. A perfect line down to Macugnaga in our back door. We walked there on recognition tour and didn’t expect to get anything but when we saw this we could not turn back.

A safety check on the rope to see how things were looking.

The top part was still on dry powder which felt great to ride, and getting sluffed by Charlie and Kara was totally worthy.

It was almot too good to be true and soon we were facing the crux.

The dry powder had vanished and has one of the earlier slides swept down most of the snow in the steepest and narrowest section.

We were left with ten meters of thin ice before the two meters drop and more ice on the landing. hmhmmhmm!

Finally I found a desperate placement and we abseiled past the ice.

The bottom section soon turned into spring snow and with big smiles we carved our ways to the bottom greeting two Italian skiers walking  their way up.

Winter 2012 was really cold and we found the Mattmark lake covered in a thick layer of ice giving the surroundings a kind of lunar atmosphere.

Exhausted and cold but in geniuly happy faces we made it to Saas – Almagell and later in the evening back to Zermatt for burgers and drinks.

Tuket we look forward to ride you again…!