We have recently finished a brilliant holiday in the German Alps and the Dolomites. It was great to have a holiday with excellent conditions after the mixed year so far due to Coronavirus. This post contains a summary of the photos from the trip in 27 photos.

We started the trip with a day trip into the Bavarian Alps from Munich, due to the next 2 days having pretty poor weather (and the only bad weather we had on the trip).

After a day in Munich we then drove down to the Brenta Dolomites to do a hut-to-hut trip through the high mountains. These via ferratas are very different to the rest of the Dolomites and can be best described as ledges and ladders in surreal positions. The two day trip through the mountains was incredible and is highly recommended.

We then had a relocation day to the central Dolomites. For the rest of the trip we based ourselves in the Val di Fassa, which is the valley just south of Canazei. We started by heading up to the famous Vajolet Towers to do some rock climbing, it was great to be back on multi-pitch mountain rock and the route on the second day was just spectacular.

We then had the best weather forecast window of the trip, with cloudless skies forecast for 2 days. We decided to head up into the beautiful Val Duron to do two via ferratas which are fairly remote, but are well known for having wonderful views. The routes certainly did not disappoint and the views on both days were brilliant, the second day was much harder and also had a good chunk of exposure to go with the views.

We then had one more day left where we were able to do something before heading back to Munich to move into our flat. We were starting to feel fairly tired by this point, and we wanted to do some more climbing. We decided to climb up Saas Pordoi as it had a reasonably short walk in, followed by a long climb which finished at a cable car station for a very quick and easy descent. The climb was outstanding, with excellent climbing, good views and brilliant positions.

Amazing view up the Karwendeltal
Just brilliant…
Winding our way through complex scenary
Amazing exposure, spot the person!
Unbelievable scale
A surprise view of the milky way
Sunrise from Rifugio Alimonta

Becky enjoying the outstanding exposure and wonderful views
No words describe how good this was
Becky after pitch 3
3D climbing while approaching the summit
Another team on one of the smaller towers
Moody conditions after Cime del Camin
Vajolet Towers in the sunset as the cloud rolled back in
Stars above the Vajolet Towers
Sunrise vista looking towards Cime del Camin
Surreal exposure
Brilliant ridge walking on Sentiero Massimiliano
Exposed scrambling with a brilliant view as we approached the su
Becky nearly at the end of Sentiero Massimiliano
Beautiful evening light looking down Val Duron
High above Val Duron
Easy walking in a fantastic location at the start of the ridge
Becky in front of Marmolada
Amazing positions on the ridge with plenty of exposure
Sunrise from Passo Pordoi
Becky on the superb traverse pitch