Monday, June  17, 2019
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Enveloped by thick cloud, we turned west and followed a well-defined track along a grassy slope. This soon led to a gravelly area with red soil (a rare instance of non-dolomitic geology in this region), and soon after that, a low point at the top of a steep gully leading back towards our starting point. A finely-gravelled trail led down into this gully, steeply but always with decent footing.
courtesy JInnes
Starting the walk down
Rare red earth
Cloudy descent
Soon we reached the base of the cloud deck, and we could now see all the way to the valley bottom below. Many other hikers and climbers were descending this track, both from the Via Ferrata and from the nearby traditional climbing routes.
courtesy JInnes
Busy today
Nice trail on descent
VF al Col dei Bos
The gully descent was parallel to the via ferrata we had just climbed, and we could see most of the route - and climbers on it - as we descended.

In all, it took us a short 30 minutes to descend all the way down to the gully (to the ruins of the old hospital, and a rejoining of our hiking route in).
VF al Col dei Bos
Third perspective
Roland's Calorie Rejuv
Fifteen more minutes of brisk hiking brought us all the way back to the carpark.
Finishing our climb
Interactive trackmap with photo points - VF al Col Dei Bos - click map to view

Climb Data - VF al Col dei Bos
Start Time:
9:42AM
Start Elevation:
6756ft (2059m) *
End Time:
1:30PM
Max Elevation:
8271ft (2521m) *
Duration:
3h47m
Min Elevation:
6756ft (2059m) *
Distance:
3.46 km (2.15 mi)
End Elevation:
6803ft (2074m) *
Average Speed:
0.9 km/hr (0.6 mph)
* : +/- 75 feet
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