The arrival of spring marks the beginning of the alpine ski touring season. The longer days and a more stable snowpack allow larger distances to be covered, and the gathering warmth of the sun eases tired winter muscles.
Check out the photo story below by St Anton-based ski instructor and climber, John Thornton.
With a clear schedule and a mostly promising forecast we packed our bags and headed to the Bernese Oberland for a 4-day glacier tour. Our aim: to climb and ski some of the classic mountains in the area. Heading out with expedition buddies Rob Johnson and Charlie Hornberger, we had our sights on the Aletsch glacier and the vast opportunities it offered.
John works as a ski instructor in St Anton, Austria, and runs his own photography business - John Thornton Photography.
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