Students and advisors from the Post travelled for a full immersion into the Italian Dolomites in June and July of this year! The group rented a van and drove up and down and over passes and past thousands of bicyclists each with their own dream of winning the Tour de France. We stayed in small lodges or in mountain huts and partook of the local cuisine. Each day we did a different Via Ferratta, or cabled route, to the summit of one of the glorious and stunning rock peaks in the vicinity. The climbing was often challenging, involving long sections of fifth class and wildly exposed traverses along cliff faces. We did eleven different Via Ferratas and made it to the summits of half a dozen legitimate peaks. Students led each of the routes, and we climbed as a group in mostly good weather. We explored WW I battle emplacements and trenches, as well as spending time exploring small mountain towns.