/ Conditions in the Dolomites
So the latest from Italy. Obviously there has been huge amounts of snow all across the alps, the Dolomites included. The Skiing conditions are now the best they have been for years, and more amenable than the western alps as we've seen more modest amounts of snow than for example Chamonix. As a result, our hosts James Rushforth and Katie Keeley have been ski touring in earnest. Take a look here and you'll see some snaps of free-ride on Marmolada, and touring at Passo San Pellegrino and Passo Giau.
Of course this has made accessing ice climbing a little more troublesome - ski's and snowshoes seem to be the order of the day, as is avoiding venues with little tree cover above like Colfosco. That said, the Serrai di Sottoguda is in great shape with ascents being recorded regularly!
James just posted some photos showing the truely dismal freeride conditions on his facebook page...
Damn it I forgot to post a link to the other pics!
And just incase...
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