Last week my daughter Andrea came to Europe and we decided to have some fun in Northern Italy. I immediately planned SOTA activation of a few 10 point summits in Dolomite Mountains, but soon understood that it would be a bit too much for Andrea. Her hiking experience includes two summits in Greater Adirondacks: Cascade Mountain and Blue Mountain. While these are decent hiking destinations and incidentally high score SOTA peaks W2/GA-010 (10 points) and W2/GA-022 (8 points), respectively, they are definitely not an adequate preparation for the Italian 10 pointers whose altitude is above 2500m asl. On top of that, there was clear and understandable need for visiting Venice, Padua, Trieste, and other (culturally and shopping-wise) interesting places in the region .
So, we settled down to two peaks in Venetian Prealps area, near historic town of Vittorio Veneto: Col Visentin (I/VE-198, 1763m asl, 6 points) and Monte Millifret (I/VE-214, 1581m asl, 4 points). Long story short, we had two enjoyable afternoons in the mountains and activated two new Italian summits. Couldn’t be better.
Here are some pictures:
In front of Col Visentin mountain hut
Operating from I/VE-198
Conquering Monte Millifret
Operating from I/VE-214
And one trivia quiz question at the end: What kind of antenna is this?
A strange object spotted on one of the Venetian rooftops