All posts by Florian Dirnberger

Mechanical engineer

Seeking out adventures in an era of comfort and pandemics (part 3): Dolomites


The following text is the continuation of a past article about hiking tours in Northern Italy (Trentino) in fall 2020.

Cima Roccapiana, July 25

Mezzocorona, a town surrounded by large vineyards on 219 meters AMSL (Above Mean Sea Level; every height stated below is AMSL), is reachable from Trento by train within fifteen minutes.

The target I had chosen for this day was Cima Roccapiana (“Flat Rock Peak”) in the north of Mezzocorona, boasting a height of 1873 meters.

So I had to …

Karwendelgebirge (Wörner Sattel, Pleisenspitze, Westliche Karwendelspitze)

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Karwendel mountain range
    1. Wörner Sattel, June 19
    2. Pleisenspitze, June 26
    3. Westliche Karwendelspitze, July 8
  3. Conclusion

1. Introduction

From my childhood on until my early 20s, I had been struggling with chronic diseases such as inflammation of the middle ear and bronchial asthma.

These diseases made participation in social activities often a torment during a good deal of my teenage days and I became somewhat a loner in school, developing disagreeable mannerisms which were hard to get rid of in later stages of my life.

My lung …