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Climbing the Gavia  
   

Climbing the Gavia

Trapped in the Dolomites and a long way behind schedule

September 12th 2010
So my big day in the Dolomites has ended up in disappointment, failing to make it up (or even start) the final climb of the day. As it turns out, the Passo di Gavia (2621m) is about as tough a climb as you will find anywhere and given the altitude, an absolutely freezing descent. I am now roughly 30 miles behind schedule, in Bormio when I had planned to be on the other side of the Passo dello Stel ... read more
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Tot: 3.451s; Tpl: 0.022s; cc: 8; qc: 34; dbt: 0.0282s; 3; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 2; ; mem: 1.4mb