CUCC Expedition Handbook

Weather Forecasts

The quickest weather online giving an idea of the intensity of the rain over the next few days is mountain weather. This also has temperature predictions for the height of the Loser itself at 1838m - fortuitously this is about 20m below top camp at Steinbruckhohle.

Perhaps better is the Austrian forecast for Bad Aussee - for the day and the next week.

Local weather forecasts appear on the radio (in German, of course). In the winter, snow reports can be found (we presume). There is a local forecast on the Bad Aussee tourist office site, You can phone for a forecast (also in German) or you can try the Tourist Office in Bad Aussee (no idea if they post a bulletin in the window - we don't seem to have tried).

But for an up to the minute (maybe) idea of the weather right now, see the Grundlsee Photo of the Day or try the Loser WebCams - giving current views of several places around the Loser ski area. Caution! These could induce an irresistible desire to drop everything and travel to Austria immediately!

Sunrise and sunset

See Bad Aussee location for times of sunrise and sunset in the expo area. There are over 15 hours of daylight during the expo; though clouds and rain mean that this is effectively much less. (This page also tells you when the moon is up - if you are planning a night-time jaunt across the plateau - and which planets are visible.)

Flood Risks

See Flood-Risk Caves for places to be aware of.