Today was a great day.
We decided to go together with Gilad, 24 years old Israeli we had met yesterday, and his 53 years old father, Itsik. I told him I wished I could do this tour when I’m his age, and he just replied that we were delaying him and continued walking.
We began by climbing a rather level road, competing with a cloud that was chasing us. The cloud won eventually and blocked the view of a stunning ice covered peak.
We continued walking till we found a good place for getting for coffee. Its amazing how much strength one can gain simply by stopping for a few minutes and getting coffee. Then we started another impressive ascent.
We went from 1550 meters height to 2516 at Col de LA Segine, where we actually crossed the border to Italy. The wind up there was crazyyyyy.
We went down to find shelter from the wind and have lunch break. We finally decided to use the pots and burner we have been carrying and make pasta! Yet by the time we managed to light the fire we had been full from the bread, so we heated some water for tea. However, Gilad and Itsik apparently lost the tea. So we threw away to water. Well, at least we proved it could work!
We continued climbing down towards the valley.
Then looking up we managed to see our next refuge – Elizabetta. It is located on the hill, which means an impressive view, but another climbing.
All four of us received one shared bed. For your own good, I’m providing the photo without all our laundry on the rope.
Elizabetta was a weird experience. It was full with people who didn’t stop showing up. We had to pay 2 euros to receive a coin for using 4 minutes of hot water. I made a mistake and went to shower quite late, so even the coin didn’t help and I had only cold water 😦
This day was really fun and way easier than the previous one. We can only hope it continues this way.