|Left: Trafoi with Gustav Thöni's hotel Bella Vista at the switchback. The Cime di Campo (3480m) is just visible.
Right: alternation of showers and sunny spells resulted in steaming asphalt (photo taken at tornante 22, near Franzenshöhe).
Passo dello Stelvio (Stifserjoch) is one of our favourite high alpine
climbs. In 2004 done in perfect weather, this year under very different
conditions. When reaching the pass the view was reduced to 100-200
meters and our fingers were almost frozen by a nasty icy rain.
Returning to Glurns, via Pass Umbrail and Santa Maria (Switzerland) was
50 / 65 minutes (Ward / Oof) of shivering.
25 km climbing from Prad (930 m) to pass (2758 m):
Ward in 2004: 2h09', 2011: 1h50'
Oof in 2004: 3h13', 2011: 3h08'
Not bad, given the different conditions.
GPS track (41 KB zip file; 64.6 km, 2359 waypoints; start and finish: Garni Glurnserhof, Glurns).
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