The Coast News Group

Pro hiker shares stories of Dolomites walks

DEL MAR — The Flower Hill Promenade welcomes professional walking-tour guide Gary Scott who will speak at 10 a.m. Nov. 16 at Madison Leather & Luggage, 2690 Via De La Valle, Suite D220.Scott, founder of Right Path Adventures, expert climber and tour operator, gives presentation on specialty walking tours in the Italian Dolomites. plus a sneak peek of the hottest new travel gadgets.Scott will share photos, stories and travel tips about this mountain-lover’s Mecca. Followed by a question and answer session. The Dolomites of Northern Italy, often referred to as “the world’s most enchanting mountains,” offer walking and hiking of all lengths and difficulties, a variety of landscapes and vistas, villages and hotels in picturesque valleys, local food and wines, and friendly locals.

Scott is an author, a photographer and an adventure travel and walking guide who since 1983 has led adventure travel trips around the world, including 38 treks to Nepal and more than 60 hikes in the Dolomites. A member of two successful Mt. Everest expeditions, Scott also set a world-record in 1986 for the first one-day ascent of Denali, the highest mountain in North America, climbing it solo in 18.5 hours from the landing strip to the summit.