20. August, 2012

The “Dolo-Nights” – the GORE-TEX Experience Tour helps ten hiking fans make a dream come true

At the end of August the “Dolo-Nights” winners will be exploring the Dolomites by day and by night. The ten participants will have a hiking experience with a difference while discovering nature at its finest.

Within the framework of the latest GORE-TEX® Experience Tour Andris Malasevskis from Norway, Irina Stepanova from Latvia, Jack Page from the UK, Nikolajs Tihomirovs from Latvi, Piergiorgio Caruso from Italy, Stuart Kidman from the UK, Tomasz Jankowski from Poland, Mario Kempf from Austria, Michael Schwingshackl from  South Tyrol and Sophia Lube from Germany will be setting out with world-class alpinist Stefan Glowacz to explore the breathtaking scenery of the South Tyrolean Dolomites. Candidates could apply to participate in the tour via the GORE-TEX® Experience Tour home page, SZ Magazin, Dolomiten Tagblatt der Südtiroler, a South Tyrolean daily newspaper, or within the framework of a cooperation with Sport Eybl.

“As soon as I see them, mountains always fill me with a very special feeling,” says Nikolajs from Latvia. “New walking tours mean new friends, new experiences and new feelings. I can’t wait to see what it feels like to do the night-walk. It goes well with my life motto: Experience something new as often as possible!” Andris from Norway remarks: “Climbing is my passion. I could spend all my time in the mountains. I’m so lucky to be able to live in a mountainous area. Seeing the South Tyrolean Dolomites at night will be something very special for me.” For Michael Schwingshackl from South Tyrol it came as a surprise to learn that he would be one of the participants. His place on the tour was won via the daily newspaper “Dolomiten”. Hartmann Messner had applied to participate in the project for his friend with the intention of giving it to him as a gift: “To say thank you for accompanying me on all those tours and for being such a reliable companion.”

The “Dolo-Nights” tour

This unique tour will start in Tiers in South Tyrol. From here the participants will hike up to the “Rosengarten” climbing area where they will set up a base camp for their night-walk. They will then hike up to a nearby mountain ridge from where they will be able to enjoy magnificent views of the night lights of the Eisacktal valley and Bolzano. The next day will take them up the “Kesselkogel” secured climbing route. That evening the winners will spend a night under the stars on the shore of Lago di Antermoia, a mountain lake. The tour will finish the next day when the group arrives at the Valentini hut close to Sella Joch.

Stefan Glowacz will be accompanying the ten participants for the duration of the tour, helping them, and sharing practical tips and tricks with them. The tour participants will also be presented with a Marmot jacket and a pair of LOWA boots equipped with GORE-TEX® technology.