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Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 8, 2014 - 12:59pm PT
We are off to our first Brenta Dolomite adventure, with a group of friends. Some are climbers, and some are not.

I will try to post interesting photos and stories, but there are likely few posts for the next 6 days of hut-to-hut and adventure fun.

An easy Arco Via Feratta today.


Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 8, 2014 - 01:36pm PT
Northern Italy is the most fashionable place I've ever been.




I bought some new socks & a coin purse in Arco, in hopes of being fashionable.


donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 8, 2014 - 01:37pm PT
Wild boar accompanied by a nice Chianti would seem to be in order.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 8, 2014 - 01:44pm PT
Donini! Best I could find was a yummy Milanese cutlet tonight-----and a little red wine to ease the pain.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 8, 2014 - 01:46pm PT
Carry on private! And do report back on a regular basis.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Sep 8, 2014 - 09:29pm PT
Ah, yes. Keep on eating and drinking...along with reporting!
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 8, 2014 - 10:07pm PT
Some more shots from yesterday's adventure.

Here's the cliff the easy Via Ferrata is on.

Even though we were in the shade, it was hot and very humid, so we soon were all sweating like sows.

The dolomite was polished by the passage of thousands of feet, and was often slippery as a buttered cat's ass.



The view of Arco Castle abd the valley from the top was great.
crankster

Trad climber
Sep 8, 2014 - 10:08pm PT
Awesome. Keep 'em coming.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 8, 2014 - 11:28pm PT
Fritz, you are in the land of Bordeaux blends, some really good sparkling wines and the spicy red called Teroldego that you would probably like. Another good wine is Marzemino. Medium body and lively. Sluurp it up.

Oh yeah, get in some of that climbing stuff too.
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Sep 9, 2014 - 05:58am PT
More Dolomites! What's not to like? Thanks for posting it up.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Sep 9, 2014 - 08:00am PT
Keep 'em coming. I LOVE the Brenta Dolomites.

slippery as a buttered cat's ass

Eww! I'm trying to picture how you know that feeling, and it's not pretty, Fritz. I feel like I should be calling animal protective services.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Sep 9, 2014 - 08:05am PT
Wayno-

I'm going to see if the local Vinotheque (here in Wolkenstein) has some of your suggested beverages!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 9, 2014 - 08:55am PT
Via Ferrata.....WW1 certainly wasn't "the war to end all wars," but it did have a silver lining.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Sep 14, 2014 - 12:07pm PT
We need an update; are you back from your 5 day hut-to-hut?
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 15, 2014 - 01:16am PT
Back from the Brenta's to Arco late yesterday. Posting was delayed by the mandatory "Here's to cheating death" party.

The mountains were magnificant!



Beautiful and well-appointed huts, great food, challenging hiking & Via ferratas, & even some climbing.


Much more to follow.
Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado, Nepal & Okinawa
Sep 15, 2014 - 03:34am PT
How is it you guys have sunshine and brokedown has nothing but rain?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 15, 2014 - 11:20am PT
Yeah...no fair! I've been there twice, rain both times.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 15, 2014 - 11:23am PT
Thanks for sharing.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 15, 2014 - 11:01pm PT
We did have "good-weather luck!"----but in the wettest summer in the Brenta Dolomites in 80 years, we still needed to suffer some rain.
Our first day, a big thunderstorm rolled in at about 3:00 P.M.

After that, we had rain every day by 3:00 PM, except for the 1:30 PM hail/lightning/rain storm on day 3, that deposited 4 of hail in some spots. Our last 2 days were dry and sunny.

The food & wine at the huts were great.


The Via Ferratas were interesting and in some places somewhat dangerous.


Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Sep 16, 2014 - 08:15am PT
Good work, guys! Glad you had some fun in the Brenta. This last trip of mine was plagued by rain and thunderstorms, as well as colder that desired conditions. You lucked out, but also had different objectives than I.

In any case, I'm already planning for next year.
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