[EDITED to say that,due to the way pics are uploaded I can't alternate words with photos as desired,so I'll sort an order out ASAP)
Sorry it's a cut & paste but this doesn't change things
this is a pictorial diary of my last outing in Val Borbera (>Piemonte>Italy,erm).
Plan was to do a recce before organizing a little scale Rover gathering,
due to the previous snowfall,cold weather and location (some trails went up to 900/1000 mts. assuming you can get there) we decided for a 3 Rovers max.
So on Sat the 21th I picked up my friend and trusted navigator Mauro in Milan,
and headed to Piemonte to catch with Antonio aka Spaz (trail leader) and our friend Nando who lives close.
1)my Cube II,90 Tdi,twin ARBs and dwarf 32" 'pedes,8274.
2)Spaz's 110 Td5,no lockers,remould Trekkers in 7.50 size,Come-Up (9K IIRC).
3)Nando's 90 Td5,full gizmos,ETC/ABS with twin Detroit Soft Lockers and Warn 9K (IIRC).
After some gentle greenlaning (snow and mud) we stop in front of a steep ascent and opt for on foot recce,
as nobody has been through since December.
This is the view from the top of the ramp (pic 1)
Back from the recce (Spaz and I) agree it's safe to go on,so we hit the trail (pic2)
We climb the ramp,the 110 spinning the tires in search for grip,slippery ground doesn't help,and a bit more momentum is needed.
Nando speeds up so to have the Detroits working,and we follow with the Cube II making light work of it,almost on tickover
sorry for this (and others to follow) cr@ppy scan (pic 4)
We stop as the 110 lifts a front wheel and Spaz gets ready to winch...(pic 5)
cable out,nice background...(pic 6-7)