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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?!