Dolomites, Alps, June 2010
A phantastic week in the Dolomites.
Weather was great and mountains were as good as they could possibly be.
This time we added another dimension to our report with two videos taken by Thomas.
Our group was Tom, Irmgard, Martina, Thomas and Wolfgang.
I went cross country to Schwabmünchen.
We go from Schwabmünchen into the Dolomites passing Hantenjoch, Timmelsjoch (one of my Top 3 passes), Jaufenpass and Penser Joch
Before the breakfast we have to have a look around.
Sella Joch, Groedner Joch, Campolongo, Falzarego, Furkelpass, Kreuzbergpass, Passo di Zovo, Sappada Pass, Lavardet, Sella di Razzo, Tre Croci, Giau, Santa Lucia, Fedaia
Our second ride in the Dolomites will bring us over San Pellegrino, Rolle Pass, Valles Pass, Monte Grappa, Manghen Pass, Lavaze Joch and Karerpass.
Today we go to the south east and we will go over Pordoi Pass, Campolongo, Valparola, Falzarego, Gemaerkpass, Passo di Mauria, Sellacorso, Priuso, Monte Rest, Passo di Oswaldo, Staulanza, Santa Lucia and Passo di Fedaia
Now we try to get towards North West and go over Karer Pass, Niger Pass; Rosgengarten Road, Ritten Road, Penser Joch, Würzjoch, Campolongo and Pordoi
The last day with the group and within the Dolomites. We repeat some of the nice passes but also include some new ones. Finally we have also the video camera set up and can make some videos on the way
Today we go over Passo di Fedaia, Santa Lucia, Staulanza, Passo di Cereda, Rolle Pass, Valles Pass, Pellegrino, Lavaze Joch and Karer Pass.
We have to say goodbye to the Dolomites. Wolfgang, Irmgard and I return to Schwabmünchen and Thomas and Martina move on to Gavia Pass for another night in the mountains.
Just getting home. It is extremely hot (around 100 F) and it is a lot of slab. But after such a great week you simply ignore such minor things and you are just thinking you have to go back to the mountains as soon as possible.