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Deux Pas Ver L'Autre

A Dangerous Climb into Slovenia

Date: November 25, 2018
Approximate GPS Location: (46.41°N, 13.47°E)

Marie and Nil have continued through the Italian Dolomites. On November 8, they climbed Mount Lagazuoi and were rewarded with some breathtaking views.

Climbing down, they arrived at Braies Lake, a popular tourist spot thanks to the picturesque setting. Here they were joined by their latest guests, Antoine and Caroline, a couple from Paris. For the next six days, the foursome trekked through the mountains towards the Slovenian border, before Marie and Nil began the climb to the Sella Nevea pass alone.

Persistent rain meant that their route was very quiet, resulting in lots of wildlife sightings, including ibex and a salamander. As they approached the pass, at an altitude of 1,195m, they were confronted with lots of snow. This made for a scary climb as the trail was almost invisible and the rock below the snow was cracked with dangerous crevasses.

After a hard scramble they, at last, made it into Slovenia on November 24, the sixth country of their trip.




  1. Marie Couderc December 3, 2018

    Thank you so much, your articles are great!! It’s so well told that sometimes you feel like you were with us!

  2. Greg Michaels December 4, 2018

    So happy to hear that!


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