San Gottardo (24.05.2009), three days before the official seasonal re-opening 
The teaser
The teaser

Airolo (bottom of the ascent)
Airolo (bottom of the ascent)

Shadows
Shadows

At Motto Bartola
At Motto Bartola

Self-portrait with Carlo trailing
Self-portrait with Carlo trailing

The sign says
The sign says "Road closed..."

First hints of snow
First hints of snow

Fontana
Fontana

Bedretto Valley
Bedretto Valley

Fabio (me)
Fabio (me)

Carlo
Carlo

Warm morning sun
Warm morning sun

The road is clean but the guardrail is still unmounted
The road is clean but the guardrail is still unmounted

First walls of snow
First walls of snow

Really... cool!
Really... cool!

Melting snow
Melting snow

Looking down to Airolo
Looking down to Airolo

Entrance to the tunnel at Belvedere
Entrance to the tunnel at Belvedere

Old Tremola road
Old Tremola road

Looking down to the Tremola gap
Looking down to the Tremola gap

Avalanche gallery
Avalanche gallery

Exit of the tunnel
Exit of the tunnel

Carlo cheering
Carlo cheering

We're almost on the top
We're almost on the top

Long sleeves
Long sleeves

Snow-buried barn
Snow-buried barn

Self portrait
Self portrait

From the bridge
From the bridge

Resting snowplough machine
Resting snowplough machine

We did it!
We did it!

Frozen alpine lake on the pass
Frozen alpine lake on the pass

Hoping there's no snowslide
Hoping there's no snowslide

The walls
The walls

Buried in snow
Buried in snow

The refuge on the pass
The refuge on the pass

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