Passo Principe – The Dolomites

Day 2 in the Dolomites.

7am, clear sky, perfect time to continue hiking till our next destination: Passo Principe 2601m.  We quickly had a snack before start climbing, prepared our backpack, threw it on our back and went out to touch the summit of Vajolet Valley.

If you think about it there is only a 500m altitude difference till Passo Principe, yet it is really far and requires a lot of energy to reach it. Being surrounded by massive cliffs, rocks and small seashell fossils, it takes my imagination back in time to its creation. The tectonic plates colliding into a huge explosion and the mountains rising up. The same mountains, the same cliffs, rocks are still present in this place. I am walking on the pages of history written by the mountains themselves.

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After a few hours hiking we reached the Passo Principe Refuge at 2601m altitude. We had no rain, chill weather, perfect for hiking. We took a brake to have something to eat, some fruits and water. It was the perfect place to fly my drone too and take some nice photos. We did not have time to go into the refuge, but the it looked really cool from the outside and placed into a perfect place, right into the cliff.

The mist is quickly rising up, the forecast is announcing rain for the afternoon so we decided to keep walking until Passo Antermoia at 2770m and than slowly descend to Lake Antermoia and decide how to proceed further from there.

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You can find bellow a short video with some stunning drone videos of the cliffs and Principe Valley. Enjoy!

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