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Mountain Experience were delighted to work with HF Holidays and Salamander Adventures this year, leading spectacular walks in the Dolomites, Italy. (Click on the pictures for a full view).
The route is a around 131km, spread over 8 days of walking, with a total ascent of 5,802m and total descent of 8,358m (excluding two cable car ascents). The high point is the central peak of Einserkofel at 2,765m, which is over twice the height of Ben Nevis. To put the ascent into context, that’s more than walking to Everest base camp from sea level!
We stay in a mixture of good hotels and mountain huts, with each hut in a spectacular mountain location. But there’s no roughing it! Every hut serves tasty three course meals with a selection of wines or beer!
The scenery changes every day and becomes more rugged further into the trip. We see flower filled alpine style meadows, rocky peaks where Trolls and Orcs must surely live, thought provoking remnants from First World War trenches and battlefields, Marmots and even a few Alpacas!
Mountain Experience will be returning to lead the same trek in 2023, more details
As a finale for the early summer’s tours with Explore and Mont Blanc Adventures, Mountain Experience seized the opportunity for a short notice walking tour based in Dobbiaco, Sud Tyrol.
This fascinating region was previously part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and was ceded to Italy following the bitter trench warfare across the mountains during the first World War. Although it is now proudly part of Italy, the area still retains a much more “Austrian” feel with a more northern cuisine and most people speaking German as their lingua franca. Just about everywhere has got two names, one in Italian and one in German.
The scenery is absolutely stunning with breathtaking views in every direction.
11 clients undertook journeys on foot, by bus, train and cable car, thus ensuring the maximum time could be spent on the trails that criss cross the area, even strolling back and forth into Austria on one day. Walks took us below the iconic peaks of the Tre Cime and culminated with ascents of Monte Elmo (2,443m) and Monte Arnese (2,550m) on the Italian Austrian border. Several of the team enjoyed themselves so much that they are already planning a return visit for next year!