I am 19 years old. Ok, 20 in one month. And I have to say that I am proud of what I have done today.
I had been watching one gnarly line on my home playground for almost a month. A month full of preparing, trainings and waiting for right conditions. That line is named ''Večerna'' - Evening one. It has the highest grade of all lines on the mountain and I decided to ski it.
Starting at 5 am after wakeing up Urška, starring to the night sky and waiting for sun to rise. In a hour I was at the entrance of the line and sun came out.
When skinning up I was thinking about how quiet everything is. A light breeze was blowing and some birds were singing their songs. Sounds of my lungs and heart beating, skins were drifting and ski boots were bleeping.
I wasn't hurrying when climbing, but my tempo wasn't so bad either. Some parts were really... steep. Even though that line is marked as exposed, I hadn't feel it so much... I was really enjoying it actually.
When I came to the top, an old friend was waiting for me. He saw me from the bottom and he was sure who is climbing up... I didn't expect anybody there and he made my day even nicer. A quick chat and here I go, let's do this!
After Večerna I went to the next line, which is located a bit lower down the mountain. It's called Ostržkova or Smer Pavla Janca (Pavel Janc route). I was a lot slower than in the morning but somehow I made it to the top... sking was awful. Icy, exposed and narrow. Nothing interesting, but I made it. Another hard one.
On the narrowest and the most icey part I was soooo surprised about my Ripstick! I was standing just on my tips an tails and I didn't move for a bit. It really is one of the best possible skis on the market right now. And I am proud to ride it.
I knew that some day, I will ski steep faces. I think I made my first steps to the real ski-mountainnering.