|Col Nudo from Passo Valbona|
I braced myself for the forthcoming ordeal and set off from the end of the accessible unpaved road at Casera Venal (N46 12 02.6 E012 22 48.1) on track 965.
There was the usual pattern of forest, followed by a little bit of dwarf pine and then grass, rock and the aforementioned scree.
Was I on the wrong hill? In a perverse sort of way I was disappointed that I wasn't involved in the 'two steps forward, one step back' struggle of uphill scree walking. Col Lastei was grass and limestone pavement.
|Arete and awkward step|
|Col Nudo summit|
|Col Nudo summit and cross|
The summit had the inevitable cross, but was nude of any signs of WW1.
However there was the added feature of my very own Brocken spectre.
|Cima Sora Il Ciot|
|Scree glorious scree - Ricovero Naturale|