We then jumped on the three-stage cable car up to nearly the top of the Marmolada (3200m - the top is 3343m), which is the highest point of our holiday (not counting the flights).
At the top of the second stage was a museum dedicated to the World War 1 efforts of the Austrian and Italian troops, when the front line ran straight over the top of the mountain, and the Austrian troops built a whole garrison in tunnels in the glacier.
That stage also had a viewing platform.
At the top of the third stage, there wasn't much except a large empty (and cold) concrete building, with a passage to a remarkable chapel built out of a cave, and an exit out to the top of the glacier.
Back in Malga Ciapéla, we totally failed to buy a decent ice-cream, and Daniel totally failed to find an English newspaper (to find out how Andy Murray did in Wimbledon). Then we went back to the hostel and had a lovely supper, and I built my house of cards again.
200m ascent, 644m descent, 6km distance