Hike&Fly post-Lockdown

2 April 2021

It was March/April 2021. We were all under house arrest. Many of us innocent. Why? It had been deemed appropriate to ensure social distancing by locking everyone in a cage. Scientifically certainly sound, but of socially questionable. Certainly much suffered by some, less so by others. Many of us practiced heavy alcohol abuse with their four walls, domestic violence episodes happened, some people broke up, some wrote terabytes of code, some read whole encyclopedias, some got numb watching NETFLIX 24/24, nothing… then out comes this surreal DPCM (Decreto del Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri, the Italian laws issued periodically to regulate COVID-rules) that allows outdoor sports, even moving between different municipalities if necessary, but without use of cars to travel to the suitable place to practice the chosen sport.

Well: I am a flyer, the nearest viable takeoff is 13km, elevation gain of > 800m. As many as 2 times I walked there from home on 24/03/2021 and 02/04/2021. The second time was an epic day that I will remember for quite a while, starting at 08:00 in the morning and returning after 18:00:

03:04:20 walking, 15km, 809m, 15kg backpacking
00:16:49 flight x go drinking in the Fork
01:48:40 of flight x go to Monte Guglielmo and back


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