Just shortly after the semester had started, we went to Susten Pass and more specifically the area surrounding the Stein Glacier for a glaciology and geomorphology field trip in early October. The weather forecast was solid, and I was really looking forward to the trip.
As we were getting closer to our destination, we were already treated to a spectacular display by the clouds on the way up the pass. Shortly after, we arrived by the glacial lake, which is beautifully situated in the autumn landscape. Everything was colored in reds, oranges and yellows, creating a perfect combination with the lake and its complementary turquoise water. But we weren’t here to take photos and the actual field trip itself was very interesting, making it quite the enjoyable day.
Unfortunately, when we hiked up to the terminus of the glacier, we were swallowed by the clouds that had been creeping up the valley all day and were robbed of what would have been an amazing view. But you can’t control the weather and sometimes you just get unlucky.