We are off once again, a small alpine town called Livigno in Italy is the destination. On the Italian/Swiss Border, Livigno sits at an altitude of around 1800m and is surrounded by beautiful mountain passes. Being my second time at altitude it is always a tough few days getting acclimatised. As we will be racing at altitude in Beijing at the Paralympics, its important to spend the time now to see how your body reacts with the changes in altitude.
Todays session was a climb up the amazing Forcola di Livigno pass. Livigno Pass or Forcola di Livigno Pass is a high mountain pass in the Alps on the border between the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland and the Province of Sondrio in Italy. It connects Bernina Pass in Switzerland with Livigno in Italy. The top of the pass sits at around 2315m so we gain 500m in elevation in only 7km of climbing.