|The stunning white lake, Lago Bianco, just below |
the summit, on the Bormio side of the pass.
Somehow though, I couldn’t bear the idea of coming this far without visiting the Passo del Mortirolo. Added to this was the thought that I’d only climbed Gavia from one side. And worse still – and my good ‘mate’ Lore would testify to this - it was the easy side. That evening, my head lying uneasily on my pillow, I could hear Lore’s words ringing in my ear; “Just not good enough mate”.
Books by Mark Krieger:
‘High Spain Drifter’ is available on Amazon , Barnes and Noble, Booktopia and other online bookstores.
‘Lycra, Lattes and the Long Way Round’ is available on Amazon, Book Depository, Barnes and Noble, Kobo Books
Both books are also available at local bookshops on the Mornington Peninsula: @ Rosebud Bookbarn and @ La Brocante
“Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But ride”.
Eddy Merckx, Belgian road cycling legend