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... we got up early to get our ski on! (I am never saying that again btw) We made a nice breakfast and made our way to the ski rental place. I have been skiing before, and I know how expensive renting ski gear can be, but I was pleasantly surprised by how reasonable and cheap it was to rent things! We waited for the bus to take us up to the resort and rode it up the glacier for about an hour before arriving at the lodge! As we were riding up, ...
... and finally comes to a set of traffic lights at the end of a single bore tunnel.
This tunnel is about 2 miles long and so its quite a wait before the lights change and we get moving.
On exiting the tunnel there is yet another border crossing and by now I cannot work out if I am in Switzerland or Italy, however I carry on towards Stelvio.
The road I am now on I have travelled a few times in the passed and is yet another great motorcycling road ...
... and my hiking boots!
Tuesday morning we drove to the Val da Camp (in the Bernina Pass). We parked the car and hiked in to Lungacqua Sac. Saoseo Refugio for the night. (Shane and I drove this road 7 years ago in rain so intense it was like driving on a river. The walking path we took to the lake actually begins next to the restaurant where we stopped for a rest! We had no idea of the beauty we missed.)
A refugio is a mountain hotel. You book a ...
The next (crazy!) idea I had was to tackle the Nebelhorn - http://www.das-hoechste.de/en/summer/mo untains/nebelhorn/ which is just a four hour drive away in the Allgäu. The point of this madness was that from the bottom (815m) to the top (2224m) is around the same climb as I will do in Nepal (up to 1420m!). This was definitely the most difficult walking I've done so far. It was so steep at times with a variety of terrains from walking on tarmac roads ...
... 8221; – grey mountain cheese/fish soup for
starters and trout in almonds/spicy crust for main
Friday 29 August
Stayed around the campsite throughout the morning reading
a good book. A short local walk in the afternoon but managed to catch a bus
that took us right back to our start point rather than taking us further up the
valley side. Gave up in disgust, had a cup of tea and carried on with the good