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Grazie Benefattori and Ciao AFib, July 11, 2011

Stage 12, D52 (Larche à Chiappera)

7.13 miles, 4,129’ up, 4,313’ down

Go to this map and hover over the triangles to see where the stage we just completed is relative to the entire trail.  (The stage beginning and end locations are probably backwards, as we are doing the trail in the opposite direction.)

We got to our highest elevation of the trip today at Colle del Sautron (8800+') and are spending our only night in Italy this year. Lots of up (4100+' up) and down (4300+' down), seeing virtually no other people on the trail. Lots of marmot company, though.

Stupa
Camp de Fourche

As promised, at the pass, we screamed out a big THANK YOU to our sponsors (CARMA Center, Via Alpina, Black Diamond Equipment) and to all who have donated funds for AFib research and awareness. Mille grazie! Having just completed a difficult ascent slowly and steadily, without any heart or breathing problems, I also took the opportunity to throw my AFib to the wind at the pass. Ciao!

Our accommodations for this evening are at Refugio Campo Base in Chiappera, Italy. A beautiful location, with bunk rooms and washing facilities thoughtfully arranged (there is actually a thought to privacy), and best of all, with wifi facilities. Our fellow guests are mostly German hikers, meaning that there are others who speak English. We might actually be able to contribute to the dinner conversation tonight

Chiappera
Italy
Chiappera, Italy
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