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This trip falls into two parts, firstly a week at Camping Dolomiti at Cortina, from 14 to 21 July 2007, then a version of the Zillertal Hut Tour, as summarised below.

The following plans are subject to amendment:

Martin plans to drive across, departing on Thursday 12 July, picking up Sue and anyone else (room for 3 more people) in Munich on 13 July around 13.00.

We will continue to reach Cortina that same evening, all being well.

Lots more information regarding the venue, maps, kit, routes, diary entries, etc is available here.

After 7 full days in Cortina, Sue and Martin will drive across to Mayrhofen, together with anyone else who wants to join us, for the following hut to hut route. Note there is an excellent campsite at Mayrhofen which could be used as a second base for the week by anyone not keen on the backpack. This is another excellent venue, with a much shorter walk from campsite to town than in Cortina, and a very good bus system to take you to a variety of good starting points for days out.

Zillertal Hut Tour 2007
(mainly on the Berliner Hohenweg)

There is a 2003 Cicerone guide by Allan Hartley

B = beds in rooms, M = dormitory

Sat 21 July - travel to Mayrhofen then walk to Edel Hut (12B/70M) - 3 hours

Sun 22 July - Edel Hut to Kasseler Hut (30B/78M) - 9 hours

Mon 23 July - Kasseler Hut to Greizer Hut (24B/52M) - 6 hours

Tues 24 July - Greizer Hut to Berliner Hut (76B/89M) - 7 hours

Wed 25 July - Berliner Hut to Furtschagl Haus (119M) - 8 hours

Thurs 26 July - Furtschagl Haus to Friesenberg Haus (13B/33M) - 8 hours

Friday 27 July - Friesenberg Haus to Gams Hut (40M) - 9 hours

Sat 28 July - descend to Mayrhofen - 6 hours. Camp at Mayrhofen.

Most of these huts are quite roomy, so we'll probably book ahead on a day to day basis (we got in without needing to book at all).

Return to Munich for flight leaving 15.15 on Sunday 29 July, to Manchester.

There may still be snow patches, so ice-axes will be required (they were not actually needed at all.)

Those currently going (limited to 8 people maximum):
Martin and Sue

Kit List suitable for Alpine Hutting Trip (summer)
Rucksack – 35 to 55 litres plus waterproof liner
Silk liner for use in cabins
Lightweight Cagoule and Overtrousers
Small roll of sticky tape for carrying out minor repairs
Lightweight Fleece
Balaclava or warm hat
Walking Socks (2 pairs)
Underwear (2)
Wicking shirts (2)
Thin trousers / Shorts
Walking-poles (optional)
Gaiters (optional)
Trainers or sandals for evenings or for road sections
Water Bottle
Food for snacks
Special teas etc and other special requirements
Camera / Film / spare batteries for camera / Tripod
Pen / Notebook / Book to read (optional) / Toilet roll
Clock / watch
Glasses / contact lenses / Glasses case / Cloth Cleaner (all optional)
Sunglasses / Suntan cream / lip salve
Lightweight plastic mug
Boot Wax if necessary
Toothbrush / Toothpaste/Dental floss / Shampoo/Soap / Razor*/ Comb  Travel Towel
Lux Flakes or similar to dunk sweaty underwear
Cash / Tickets / Passport / Wallet / Timetables / other papers / Addresses for postcards / This List / Keys
I-pod and headphones
Earplugs – for noisy dormitories
Ice-axe and crampons – may be needed on some trips
*- not in hand luggage

Additional items for leader:
Maps and Guides
Map case
J Cloth / Knife* / Spoon / butty bags and assorted plastic bags
Compass / Whistle
First aid kit – Elastoplast, Compeed / Nurofen / Imodium / Savlon / Wipes / Needle + thread
Can Opener / penknife*
* - not in hand luggage

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