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11 Mountaineering Preparations

1. Introduction

Mountaineering is a dangerous pastime, make no mistake about it.

Last weekend I suffered a fall in the Dolomites in South Tyrol and badly injured my left arm (and literally spilled my blood at the mountain), yet training and a fair share of luck saved me from far worse injuries.

So now is as good a time as any to give some information and guidance as to hazard read more

Dolomites

Note

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 … read more

Trentino

Introduction

With the second wave of the pandemic arising, travel gets more and more restricted again.

So I contemplated the options for the remaining days of vacation in this year: finding an equilibrium between keeping my brain active and my comfort level low and being at the same time responsible about the health of my fellow men (and not to forget my own).

For me, the trappings of comfort are … read more