I'm now puffing my way up Sima da Saoseo (2,054m), an unplanned peak spotted yesterday from my overnight stop. Yesterday I had a long, hot day - 33km and 2,400m of ascent, including a snowy pass and two crumbling peaks, the Pizzo Filone and Bita val Nera. Having no food and it being Sunday, I struck lucky with a buffet breakfast, feasting later on a chocolate bar, eaten with a spoon! The hot weather spawned a plague of daddy longlegs, everywhere and in my face for some 45 minutes. I contemplated bivvying on one of the peaks, but a brewing storm encouraged a retreat to a lovely Swiss hut. That proved a good decision, with a welcome shower to rid me of four days accumulated sweat, muck and sun-cream residue, a good meal and an invite to Davos from a couple living there.
The scenery in this area of Alpe Campo is truly magnificent, with flower-strewn meadows and indescribably blue lakes in wild surroundings of rocky peaks. Tonight I shall stay in Posciavo and stock up on supplies.