Tre Cime di Lavaredo

February 01, 2018

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Photographer: Martin Dietzel
Summary Author: Martin Dietzel 

The three summits of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in northern Italy are among the many scenic highlights of the Dolomite range, composed chiefly of dolomite limestone. Their northern faces provide practically vertical slopes of up to 1,640 ft (about 500 m) and are even today considered extreme challenges to mountain climbers. The tall middle peak, reaching 9,839 ft (2,999 m), wasn't successfully mastered until 1869.

Because the World War I frontline ran through the area of the Tre Cime, numerous fortifications can still be found here. The weather was nearly perfect during my visit this past October. The Sun peeking through the peaks created the stunning view featured above. Photo taken on October 16, 2017.