MTB-Transalp Welfen High School Schongau
Mountainbike transalp adventure: It was a surprising (and quite cheeky) request … but I accepted and accompanied a group of students of the Welfen-Gymnasium Schongau photographically at their project seminar “MTB-Transalp”.
It was cheeky because, of course, there was no budget available for a photographer – on the contrary, I had to pay myself for everything. But somehow this made me curious and finally I agreed on the condition that I would get a model release from all the participants and could distribute the pictures through my agency.
The tour was organized completely by the students themselves under the guidance of a very experienced teacher and professional mountain biker in various workshops, whereby the guidance during the tour itself was of course the responsibility of the two accompanying teachers.
Also for me it was the first bigger MTB tour after a long time, whereby I was glad that parts of my equipment found place in the support vehicle of the tour and I only had to carry the most necessary equipment during the daily stages.
The tour started in Füssen and led over the Fernpaß and Imst to Ischgl. The tour then continued via Samnaun, S-charl, the magnificent Swiss National Park near the Ofen Pass to Livigno – and on the last two stages over the Bernina Pass to St. Moritz, and finally through the Bergell down to Lake Como.
All in all a beautiful alpine crossing with wonderful weather conditions (exception: the last day), well organized and an ingenious route choice with super trails … and last but not least: a cool group!
I think the image yield speaks for itself!
Thanks also to everyone for the patience and effort, if I had to let the students wait occasionally or send them back to get nice pictures.
All pictures are model-released and therefore partly available with a royalty-free license via my picture archive.
Here’s the link to the pictures “Mountainbike transalp adventure” in my picture agency …
Datum: 17.-22.07.2016 Route: Füssen – Comer See