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Via Ferrata – Corvara, Dolomites 2023  

This September we had a lovely week in Corvara doing Via Ferrata, and frightening ourselves every day: Day 1: Pice Cir V via ferrata (B/C) Took cable cars up to Jimmi Hut and walked up to the Dantercepies Station below Pice Cir V aka Kleine Cirspitze (grade B/C). The climb was fairly busy as it » read more »

Austria 2023: Kals am Grossglockner  

For our second week in Austria (for week 1 see here…), we planned another hut tour. This time starting and finishing at Kals am Grossglockner and circumnavigating the Grossglockner massif, crossing glaciers with the option of an ascent at the end if conditions prevailed. Conditions did not prevail, and we had to change our plans » read more »

Austria 2023: Gschnitztal Hut Tour  

More photos here… Day 0: Travelled to Steinach, Austria Flew out to Innsbruck, stayed overnight in Steinach and got a bus up to Trins (1,220m) the following morning. Day 1: Blaserhütte (2,176m) From Trins, picked up route 31 by the Talback then into the forest on route 11, 30. Crossed the vehicle track and continued » read more »

Via Ferrata – Selva, Dolomites 2022  

More pictures here… This year we went to Selva Val Gardena- Wolkenstein in the Italian Dolomites for a week of easy Via Ferrata and Strudel. DAY 1: Travelled out Easyjet flight to Verona and transport to Hotel Aaritz. We booked as a package with Inghams and were more than pleasantly surprised by their efficient and » read more »

Glacier Trekking 2019 Saas-Mattertal  

Flew to Geneva, got  train to St Nikalaus Took a bus to Gasenreid and walked up to the Bordier Hut (2886m) Climbed Balfrin (3796m) and Gross Bigger Horn (3625m) from Bordier Hut as a circuit – a hard 11 hour day with glacier crossing. Not feeling well so took public transport to Saas Grund! Bus » read more »

Author: Phil Newby