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Ciamp dello Stanzon

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  • Day4

    Auf der Marmolada

    June 26, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Die Fahrt mit der Bahn ist abenteuerlich. Die Großraumkabine schaukelt und sackt in die Tiefe, als es über den Mast geht. Drei mal steigen wir um, bis ganz auf den Gipfel und jede Bahn schwankt noch ein bisschen mehr. Wir sausen in die Tiefe kaum haben wir den Mast passiert. Passagiere krallen sich fest, es wird unruhig in der Gondel, mein Magen steht noch in der Luft.
    Oben werden wir belohnt. Die Aussicht ist traumhaft. Der Wind jedoch eisig. Angeblich hat es 20° Grad, die gefühlte Temperatur ist deutlich darunter.
    Die Aussichtsplattform schwankt im Wind, zu unseren Füßen liegt Schnee. Zuwenig leider, wie uns alte Bilder des Gletschers zeigen. Der Blick auf die umliegenden Berge ist sensationell. Wir halten uns an den Händen und sind ganz still. Weil Worte nicht ausreichen. Das Gefühl ist so groß, wie die Berge hoch sind, und wir sind mittendrin.
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  • Day539

    Day 540: Dolomites Part 2

    August 8, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Back into the Dolomites we went. I figured one really interesting place to see would be Marmolada, the highest peak at around 3350m high. There's a cable car (more accurately, three cable cars) that take you up to the secondary peak so figured that would make for a good day. It was a two hour drive from our hotel though, since we'd opted to stay at one end of the national park area! Whoops.

    It was definitely worth it though, the views were spectacular and the cable car ride was quite fun as well. Had a light lunch up top and did a bit of wandering around, though the cliffs were quite sheer and the glacier a little slippery! Nothing dangerous, but a bit too difficult for what we felt like. Back down after around 3.5 hours up top, which caught us by surprise since it didn't feel like that long.

    Also an interesting exhibition in the museum there about World War I, since the mountain was the scene of heavy fighting between Italian and Austrian troops. Apparently as the glacier retreats each year, more hundred-year-old corpses and equipment just sort of pops out - must be quite unnerving to find!

    Long drive back to our hotel where we were quite full from lunch, so just had a panini at a nearby cafe. Big storm blew in during the evening which Schnitzel was not at all a fan of!
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