Stilfser Joch  - Stelvio

Stilfser Joch, 07/1999

Summer skiing in Stilfser Joch

Stilfser Joch, 07/1999

However, for us it was hiking up! Stephan putting on harness.

Geisterspitze, 07/1999

High up on the North Ridge of Geisterspitze. The ridge is about 45 degree steep, but the conditions were perfect, hence we didn't need to belay.

Geisterspitze, 07/1999

Stephan is almost up at the summit, 3467m.

Geisterspitze, 07/1999

The view down from the North Ridge of Geisterspitze down to the skiing area.

Geisterspitze, 07/1999

The view down on the Stilfer Joch road. The road is visible on the right half of the picture, just above the snowline. In the background the high mountains of the Oetztal, Weisseespitze and Weisskugel.

Geisterspitze, 07/1999

Asli resting near the summit.

Geisterspitze, 07/1999

Rest time and time to be creative

Stilfser Joch, 07/1999

Back at the Livriohütte, Asli enjoys a well-deserved rest.

Waterfall, 07/1999

This waterfall is located on the southern ramp of the Stilfser Joch, which leads to Bormio. It is actually an outlet of a small power plant.

Waterfall, 07/1999

Waterfall, 07/1999

Waterfall, 07/1999

The trail to the waterfall is easy in this part, but gets steep and narrow the closer you get to it.

Bormio, 07/2003

Bormio, the town at Stilfserjoch in July,with snow flurries and freezing weather!

Bormio, 07/2003

Passo dello Stelvio for the Italians Stilfserjoch for the Austrians and Germans

Bormio, 07/2003

We had to have a picture!

Bormio, 07/2003

...and another

Stilfserjoch, 07/2003

...and further down in the valley we HAD to go off road

 

August 2009

Once again we are in Stilfserjoch [Passo Stelvio].  A place we have loved all these years...  and once again it is a perfect outing.

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We had our favorite and only street food -  Würstl mit Kraut im Vinschgerl - sausage with sauerkraut in local bread.  Delicious!!  We watched the bikers enjoy the curves, made a quick visit to the little chapel near the cable car station and drove down Southeastern ramp to Bormio.

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On the way down we passed portions of the old road and Casa Cantonieras.  Stations where they changed horses during the pre-auto eras.  They were also used as a resting spots. 

 

 

 

And  the waterfall where we had pictures taken in 1999. 

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