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The Somber Lane

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Early snow and thick clouds forced me to abandon my hopes for an indian summer in Bavaria this Oktober. But in order to deal with the new situation we decided to hike up the Karwendel mountains. On that day the weather seemed quite stable therefore we started our ascend through the "Dammkar" draw. The Dammkar is a very steep and risky route which during the winter has a high avalanche risk. As soon as we reached the ridge below the "Larchetfleckspitze" I started scouting the area, further up near the "westliche Karwendelspitze" I found my composition. We tried to stay up as long as possible in order to catch a slight blue hour / early dawn. On our way down the clouds already covered the valley and the Dammkar which made the descend much more treacherous! Halfway down we heard a avalance going off in the distance but as far as I can judge it was just a very tiny one, for the noise was relatively silent. But afterall we made it down the 1300m difference in altitude without a problem. I will link some snaps from our descend in the image commentary section later on.

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Oct 17, 2015, 2:43:28 PM
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AmphotericZenki's avatar
This is absolutely gorgeous. This looks like something they'd want in the Lord of the Rings movies. Awesome clouds between the mountains and above. Beautiful blues and greys.
This looks like it would be a tough hike for sure. They say you're either a mountain person or an ocean person, but I think this picture could convert a few ocean coast dwellers.
Great work on this shot, and the trip.
JanPusdrowski's avatar
I guess I am a mountain person for sure :D
Candless's avatar
Your photos always lift up my spirits ... great angles, colors, contrast. Makes me want to go to the mountains right now.
JanPusdrowski's avatar
Thanks a lot :) : Means a lot!
Rick-TinyWorlds's avatar
Ich stimme Matthias zu, als riesiger Druck wirkt das bestimmt noch um einiges geiler!
Die Geschichte zum Bild hat es nochmal viel interessanter für mich gemacht!
JanPusdrowski's avatar
Freut mich das zu hören! Ich frage mich nämlich öfters mal ob auf DA überhaupt noch jemand die story liest :) - bei einigen Bildern hatte ich schon die Story weggelassen -  Schön zu wissen dass das noch passiert.
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MatthiasHaltenhof's avatar
Ich wette das kommt als riesiger Druck noch viel viel besser!
JanPusdrowski's avatar
Das könnte ich mir auch gut vorstellen :) Schön auf 120x40cm acryl (oder größer) :P Freut mich das es dir gefällt!
Absolutely gorgeous photos! I'm glad you got back safely. :)
instantkiwi's avatar
Breathtaking !Thumbs Up 
dlamprop's avatar
all photos are amazing!
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wakuwalt7's avatar
wonderful photo
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