Friday, September 2, 2016 | Italy – South Tyrol, Sesto | Win
SAME OLD STORY ABOUT DREAMS
LET’S DO IT
I can’t remember for how many years I’m dreaming of joining a rock climbing course.
For sure many of you know the situation. Every now and then a certain wish crosses your mind and simultaneously excuses for not being able to fulfill your dream: „It’s not the right time for it now. This year we’ve planned to have holidays at the seaside …“, and your dream is delayed once again. Until it’ll pop up again and new reasons will stop you from living your dream. It often keeps on going like this year by year.
One goal of our journey is to fulfill our dreams instead of relegating it to someday – especially if it can be done easily. The first chance to do so is to get Petra and me registered at Alpine School Drei Zinnen | Tre Cime di Lavaredo in Sesto (Dolomites, Italy) for a rock climbing course.
Two days later Robert, our sporty tour guide, is picking us up at our caravan park early in the morning at 7.15. Together we are driving to a parking site at Auronzo-Hütte | Rifugio Auronzo (2320 m) which is close to the famous mountains Drei Zinnen | Tre Cime (since 2009 part of UNESCO World Heritage). The Innerkofler De Luca trail up to Paternkofel | Monte Paterno summit (2744 m) is what Robert has planned for our first training.
We both are very much looking forward of what we will get.
The weather is excellent. During our ascent and descent Robert sets a brisk pace and we are breaking sweat. He shows us how to climb energy-savingly certain rocks, how to use the equipment and to what we have to pay attention. He also tells us interesting stories about the world of mountains, weather and history.
On our tour we enjoy breath-taking views of the Dolomites, walk on narrow trails, climb on rugged rocks, through dark tunnels and caves – remains of First World War. In the middle of this beautiful landscape of the Dolomites the battle lines between Italy and Austria used to ran along during war.
We are completely stunned and proud as well to come close to the mountains in this more challenging way.
We are lucky that Robert kindly leaves the equipment to us for the next days so we can start to another tour he recommends right tomorrow morning. It’s going to be an easy trail to the summit of Rotwandspitze (2936 m).
It’s great to get a dream come true one more time. What a feeling!