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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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July 20, 2017

Great Climbing in the Italian Dolomites

The first MM Dolomites trip has come to an end, and guide Joshua Jarrin reports it couldn’t have gone any better! Along with Joshua was Pablo and Jody, who together reached six summits in five days. Beautiful weather and incredible food made it even better!

 

On the first day, Joshua picked up the team in Innsbruck, a small picturesque city in the Alps of Austria, and drove two hours to Pass di Sella. That day they climbed two of the Sella towers…which was some welcome movement to shake off all the travelling.

 

Jody on the Sella Towers. Joshua Jarrin photo

The next day they climbed the Five Fingers peak in the same area (also known as Fünffingerspitze). The five summits of this mountain form the shape of a hand with five fingers. The team climbed the thumb and the main summit. A big thumbs up indeed!!

 

Paso di Sella in the Dolomites. Five Fingers is seen in the middle, with Gran Sasso on the right. R. Taglinger photo

Pablo climbing Five Fingers Peak. R. Taglinger photo

On the main summit of Five Fingers Peak. R. Taglinger photo

The following day the group moved on to climb the highest summit of the Dolomites, the Marmolada, known as “Queen of the Dolomites” at 3343 meters. The area is so beautiful that it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and so it goes without saying, this place is extremely scenic. 

 

Climbing in the Dolomites. R. Taglinger photos

Enjoying the local cuisine after climbing. Joshua Jarrin photo

They then made a unanimous decision to, as the saying goes, “make hay while the sun shines,” and not use the final day as a rest day, as the weather was great! Instead, they climbed the Dibona summit on the Tofane di Rozes… a very technical, airy climb that capped off this incredible trip. Oh, and as you might expect - some more fine food and Italian wine.

 

Approaching the Tofana di Rozes. Joshua Jarrin photo

Jody and Pablo descending Tofana di Rozes summit. Joshua Jarrin photo

Pablo enjoying a well-earned beer after 16 pitches on Tofana di Rozes. R. Taglinger photo

Next the team is off to Zermatt to climb the Matterhorn- does it get any better than this?!