Ascent of Serra Dolcedorme on 2018-05-05

Climber: Tom Milliard

Date:Saturday, May 5, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Serra Dolcedorme
    Elevation:7438 ft / 2267 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started from the car parking at Colle de Impiso, and Serra del Prete was the first of 3 peaks this day - followed by Pollino (highest point in the region of Basilicato) and Dolcedorme (highest point in the region of Calabria). The route up Serra del Prete is simple enough, and well marked. Occasionally the markings (red and white stripes) can be harder to follow on the ascents/descents of Pollino and Dolcedorme, especially with snow on the ground obscuring the track. My total round trip was around 21km, with over 1600m of ascent to take in all 3 peaks. This can be shortened (and made much easier!) by skipping Serra del Prete.
The Pollino National Park is a beautiful and quiet area, and highly recommended (despite my soaking in a hailstorm near the final summit..)
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Cool, Overcast

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