Bike & Hike Gran Paradiso
We moved higher and higher and the summit got closer and closer. On the ridge at the top it was relatively windy, so it was still pretty cool despite the bright sunshine. After a short via ferrata section, we reached the summit, and it felt soooooo good! I managed the altitude wonderfully and knew at this very moment that I wanted to stand atop another high mountain again soon. And with that I successfully completed my Mountopia. Descending over a few crevasses proceeded without any problems. Once at the hut, we spend a pleasant afternoon together.
In summary: By bike, we covered approximately 1,000K and about 15,000 meters of climbing. Up to the summit on skis and on foot we ticked off another 2,300 meters of vert. I must really say: “That was a really cool and challenging experience. Indeed, not only achieving my Mountopia made it so wonderful, but also sharing the time with my dear dad.”