I haven’t come to Arco for jumping in several years–being here always makes me want to move here! Somehow Arco makes me feel like I’m in Moab, except with tons of limestone climbing everywhere, giant cliffs to fly off of all over the place, the best tomatoes on the planet and of course the best house wine you can have in a restaurant.
This year, a couple has started a business called the Monte Brento Base Bus, which makes it almost like a drop zone to jump Monte Brento. Fabio and Adrianna are really nice people, and the best thing about the Base Bus is that if you take it to the top and it is too windy, too cloudy, or too anything really, they will gladly return and pick you up.
Fabio truly wants to make sure the jumpers know that no one ever has to jump, they are sincerely happy to come back for anyone–and more than once he and Adrianna have been pulled away from their dinner because the winds never calmed down for the evening load. This is a one hour drive up long and winding roads! So they are really great people, and the Base Bus is a fantastic service–totally worth 11 euros (and not only do they come rescue jumpers if necessary, they do not even charge for the rescue trip).
The little time I get to climb in Arco is never enough, considering there are several lifetimes worth of climbing to do here…
Climbing on limestone tufas, jumping off a 4000 foot cliff: Arco has to be one of the greatest places ever
A week here was a great start to our trip, getting comfortable in the Viper which is by far the hugest suit I’m ever jumped!
and now it’s off to the Dolomites, another one of my favorite places on the planet….