Dangerous Roads

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Caravan Kismet joins The Mile-High Club on the Transfăgărăşan, Romania

Our objective as Adventure Caravanners is ‘To Boldly Go Where No Van Has Gone Before’.

We have driven over a few interesting mountain passes, some of which feature on the website ‘Dangerous Roads‘. Here are a few of our high altitude tales, some of which are also chapter excerpts from my books.

2,042m (6,699ft) – Transfăgărășan, Romania

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Sheer bliss on the Transfăgărășan

1,611m (5,285ft) – Vršič Pass, Slovenia

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Vršič has 50 ‘official’ hairpin bends

1,156m (3,793ft) – Predel Pass, Italy to Slovenia

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The Predel Pass, Slovenia.  Mark’s face says it all!

 

 

1,820m (5,971ft) Campsite Gran Paradiso, Italy

  • “To Boldly Go Where No Van Has Gone Before!” Gran Paradiso – OK, this is not a mountain pass as such, but it was a hairy ascent on which the road maintenance crews were roped on with climbing harnesses. I am not sure that we truly did ‘Boldly Go Where No Van Has Gone Before’, but I would definitely think twice about towing the SR23 again!
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The bridge that we crossed at Introd.