We were psyched to host the great Dave Twining for a couple weeks in Italy. The grand tour started with a long weekend in Arco, a climber's paradise.
View from the valley. Photo by Cassy.
Our moderate line: the left side of the striking steep face, where the vegetation meets the steep rock
Dave is enjoying Italy already
Scouting the line
The fantastic 8th and final pitch. Huge air!
The final belay station
A paraglider spotted us and began making close passes. We made a bit of conversation each time he went by.
Him: "Ciao! Siete Italiani?"
Us: "No. Americani."
Him: "What's your Facebook? I'm Luca Bartolotti."
Since I'm the only person in the modern world not on Facebook, I was glad to have Dave with me.
We never did find old Luca Bartolotti on Facebook, but I think he'd be psyched about these photos.
On a rainy day we opted for a via feratta and got to see a bunch of WWI bunkers and some awesome views of Lake Garda.
The summit fist pump. Photo by Dave.
The summit register
And the typical post-summit confusion. How the hell do we get down from here?