winter in august by Marina Weishaupt

Piz Fess, Switzerland (2800m) - 26.08.2018

After my holidays in Italy my buddy Flo asked me, if I want to join him, Fabio, Steffen and Jon to hike up a mountain somewhere in Switzerland. We’d camp up there and it’d be cold, he said. Well. It was freezing and although I had some thick gloves with me I couldn’t feel one of my finger tips after this weekend. But in the end, all the wet clothes, the frozen shoes, the cold fingers and the fear were all worth it for witnessing the most impressing sunrise.

The first stop was the Berschner waterfall were it began to rain and no doubt, I had some issues in believing that we would be going on a four hours long hike the next day. After that we spent the night near the Rheinschlucht, were we sadly didn’t had any luck with sunrise - nevertheless the views there are quite impressive. So we continued our trip to collect Jon at the train station and finally went to our starting point.

1200 meters in height ahead of us.
We saw nothing at all as the five of us started this hike through fog and rain. The top of Piz Fess was covered in thick clouds when the temperatures went down to -2 and the rain became small snowflakes which slowly covered the rough landscape around us with a thin white layer. The next morning offered us those beautiful sceneries.

    Steffen     being super busy.

Steffen being super busy.

    Jon         finally reaching the top.

Jon finally reaching the top.

    Fabio     overlooking the valley filled with clouds and fog.

Fabio overlooking the valley filled with clouds and fog.

    Flo     pretending to be a real alpinist.

Flo pretending to be a real alpinist.

See the whole series HERE on my Behance page.