Stories, information and comments from Gap of Mamore climbers
Story by Greet Luursema from Groningen, The Netherlands, submitted on 09/03/2010
We climbed the gap of Mamore this august 2010. It directly looked so steep that I did want to turn immediately. We started climbing with our bikes with luggage. When my frontwheel lifted from the ground I dismounted en talked to a grocer in a car who was a member of a local cycling club. My husband reached the top cycling. I had to walk a great deal and push the bike. Also heavy. Only the Xorret de Cati (Spain Vuelta) was steeper and longer.
On the top we were surprised by the presence of that Italian cheat, padre Pio. Sorry, dont want to insult anybody. Oh, our ages are 56 and 57.