Posted on 24 Januar 2013


Last weekend we had our traditional winter meeting from the ultralight community in Schierke. Many familiar faces and some new found the way into the Harz mountains where we met. Everythingnwas covered with a thin layer of snow and during the cold nights we got some more centimeters of this fantastic white stuff. Furthermore it was with -12°C really cold during the night, but we had a foggy weather the whole weekend long. At this meeting I was very lazy with making fotos so I will link only a few of my ones and the rest of the other participants.


Pitching the shelter for the first cold night.


Spending the evening with great Thuringian sausages and a campfire.


After a while we decided to go in to have a better look at all the gear.

Lightweight alcohol setup

MYOG alcohol stoves

Gues who has the warmest feet.

Flea market

Time to go to bed

Eureka tent with a Titanium Goat stove inside.


On Saturday morning we made a daytrip around the Brocken. Planned was a snowshoe trip, but we did not have enough snow for this.

The trees are covered with ice and snow. That’s typical for the Harz because it is very windy and foggy there.


Looking for the right way

No meeting without Ronja

Snow covered bark

The GPS helped us to find the trail


Climbing over trees and stones


A hot coffee on a short break

On the way back to the campsite

We arrived late in the afternoon at the campsite and had pizza and other goodies for dinner. We spent the evening with inspecting MYOG projects, stove testing and gear talk.

MYOG snowshoes with X-PAC deck

A first look at the new Exped Lightning 60 which will be released in March 2013

Woodgas stove test

What is this???
Toblerone Creme

You need 100g Toblerone, 30g butter and 30ml evaporated milk. Heat all ingredients and mix it. After that fill it.



MLD Cuben Cricket

MYOG boot. More details here

Finally we had again a fantastic meeting and after a look in my photo archives I noted that this was our 10th official meeting. Hope we can meet in May in Cologne again to celebrate this. Cya there.

Last but not least I wanna mention all these great guys where I have stolen the photos for this article. You can find the photos from mrhardstone and quasinitro here. Litemountaingear uploaded his photos here and derschorsch here. Sorry when I forgot someone.

Thanks for the great weekend.

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