Lake Antermoia – The Dolomites

Passo Antermoia – 2770m altitude – the most beautiful view I have seen so far in my hikes and it is the highest altitude I have ever got so far. It feels good!

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I can visibly see how the mist is rising from the base, it is coming fast so we are unable to spend more time in this place, so slowly started descending to lake Antermoia.

As we walk down we discover more amazing places, the valley is absolutely stunning. Everything looks gray and without too much live in it, yet it is so satisfying to watch.

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We are tempted rush down the the valley, but it can turn out wrong if we rush this. Descending is pretty dangerous, in specially with weight on your back. The entire weight is held by the knees, so we need to be careful as it can get damage it.

Probably in less then 2 hours we arrive to the lake with the most amazing blue water I have ever seen. In some of its corners we can still find loads of snow. We threw down our bags and took a break to admire the view.

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Antermoia refuge is just a few steps from the lake so we stopped there to eat something and plan further our descend and the plan for our next chain of mountains.

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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!