Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Passo di Stelvio, Mid Section

Both ascents of the Stelvio have their challenges...the side we started on has 40 switchbacks, with two main tranches, an early section, and then a fairly steep section of switchbacks in the middle leading up to a long valley ascent to the Swiss border turnoff....there is also a section of tunnels after the initial switchback section. The grade on much of the climb is 7 or above, with some easier though brief sections.....

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