Today we did a test march on Schneeberg (Lower Austria) before our alpine expedition next week. We had to abort the mission on the last couple of 100m before the peak because of really high winds and slippery steep terrain. We could see that our historic shoes by Meister Knieriem once again withstood all challenges. Almost knee deep snow for 5 hours and our feet remained warm and dry. Despite deep snow and difficult terrain, we advanced quite fast. The equipment generally proved absolutely sufficient for weather conditions such as we encountered up until the tree line. Above the tree line the wind blew so strong, that our fabric proved not sufficient and quite permeable for the high winds. Having sweat quite a bit during the ascend, the wind in combination with the temperatures became a concern. The temperatures fell rapidly towards the top and the winds produced snow storms. The decision to turn back was made when we noticed that the winds cooled us out too fast. Next week's expedition will hopefully be less windy.
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