Running in the Dolomites — Piz da Lech

On the second day of our trip to the Italian Dolomites, I decided to head off in a different direction and see how far I could make it toward Piz Boe, at 3,152 meters (10,341 feet), one of the tallest peaks in the region.

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A very steep slope leads up to the Piz Boe Alpine Lodge. Town of Corvara visible 2,100 feet below on the left.

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Running in the Dolomites — Piz da Lech

The Path to Piz Boe Alpine Lounge – Barefoot

The last morning of our stay in Corvara (in Italy’s Dolomite Alps), I had time for a short adventure, 2-3 hours max, before we’d need to pack and leave for the long trip home.

I decided to climb up and then run down the 2,100-foot slope from town to the Piz Boe Alpine Lounge and ski lift, which I had enjoyed two days ago, but with a twist:  I’d hike up barefoot, and run down in LUNA sandals.

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The Path to Piz Boe Alpine Lounge – Barefoot

Running in the Dolomites – Col di Seif

I had been to the Swiss Alps once before, as a child during a family vacation, but that was almost 40 years ago.  This summer it was finally time to repeat the experience, and together with wife and son, we headed to the Dolomites of northern Italy.

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Sassongher Mountain overshadows the small town of Corvara in Italy’s Dolomites

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Running in the Dolomites – Col di Seif