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Snowshoe hiking in the winter paradise


View from Riederstein, 14 October 2021
On the way to the Hirschberg with a view on lake Tegernsee, 10 December 2021

We made good use of the year 2021 with Berglicht and did quite a few hikes together ;-)

Here you can have a look at the tour reports and let them pass in review: Berglicht tour reports


For the year 2022 I have already made plans and if the pandemic allows it and there is enough snow, I would like to go on snowshoe hikes with the Berglicht group this winter. By the way, if you don't have snowshoes, you can rent them from the DAV:


In the meantime, you might want to do some snowshoeing on your own. I have put together some suggestions for very easy and easy snowshoe hikes:


However, it is always important to check the current avalanche situation! You can find the current avalanche situation report for Bavaria under this link:

Usually it is quite save to go on easy snowshoe hikes, like the ones suggested above, at avalanche warning levels 1 and 2.

If you plan to go on a more demanding snowshoe hike or into steeper terrain, the usual avalanche equipment (avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel) should always be with you and of course you must then know how to use it.


Even more important than the snowshoes are Grödel or shoe spikes on a snowshoe hike! If you don’t have them you can also rent them:

(Shoe spikes are more suitable for flatter terrain, Grödel for steeper paths)


Easy snowshoe hikes often lead up snowy forest paths or toboggan runs. Many people walk on these paths and that’s why the ground might be quite slippery and icy, both with and without a fresh layer of snow. On these slippery stretches it is much more sensible and energy-saving to strap shoe spikes to the mountain boots than to struggle with bulky snowshoes.

In hard-frozen or encrusted snow, you’re always safer walking with Grödel or shoe spikes than with snowshoes, especially when it gets steeper!

Once you're out in deep snow, though, you'll really have fun with your snowshoes! :-)


I wish you happy holidays and a happy New Year 2022! I hope very much that you and your loved ones all stay healthy!


See you soon!

Denise


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