Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Monte Villandro

After drawing a blank with two stellplatz we drove on and up, up, up to a large forestry commission style car park situated half way up a very narrow hairpin bend lined mountain
Two nights up in the wild would do nicely next to a gasthaus and amid some excellent walking country

Next day we were off up said mountain and what turned out to be a very rewarding hike

Alpine farmer in Quad mode

Just follow these....simples


The holy grail

Well worth the effort to see the views

The route down..

At the end of the day we joined Nadine & Marcus, whom we'd met in the gasthaus the day before, for an evening meal and far too many beers and schnapps
Just before midnight we retired and left them to their penthouse retreat

Monte Cristallo

En route to Cortina and a stellplatz from the book which was ultimately closed we stumbled upon Monte Cristallo, a large car park, wohnmobiles, and what looked like a cracking afternoon's fun

Back to glorious sunshine

Okay she's twitchy here as she was in Chamonix twice when, in earlier years, we took the cable cars up the Aquille du Midi
Lets do it, what can possibly......

Her best 'I'm calm" look..

Half way house and so to the next bit..

How neat was this...
Slow moving aluminium tin cans containing worried looking punters

Not us but you get the idea..
Nina witnessed it stopping before we got on which made me think a bit too..

Superlatives abound...

It was surprisingly warm up here so we had to have a beer to cool down..

From above the rudimentary platform children, as young as five, donned hats and karabiners and joined their parents to follow specially designed climbing rails along the ridges

The guts of the operation

Machinery laying idle for the summer..

A great day out and a good laugh