One more mountain pic August 14, 2007Posted by dorigo in personal, travel.
Here is yours truly with his kids, pictured today at 2420 meters above sea level with as a background the trio of peaks called “Tre cime di Lavaredo”, one of the showpieces of the italian dolomites:
The “tre cime” are three beautiful rocks, quite uncharacteristically monolithic – the peaks of the dolomites are typically of very complex shape, as the rock is usually weathered and fissured. There are dozens of vertical ascent paths leading atop the three peaks, some of which are easy and a few quite challenging, and on summer days you will always see pairs or trios of climbers in the middle of a vertical slab of rock. The tallest of the three peaks, Cima Grande, stands at 2999 meters above sea level (9000 ft), and a 500 meter vertical way has been drawn on its north face in 1933 by Emilio Comici and Giuseppe and Angelo Dimai.
We started our walk today at Rifugio Auronzo, passed Rifugio Lavaredo, and arrived at Rifugio Locatelli one hour and a half later – a mediocre timing for Filippo or me, but certainly top notch for 4-years-old Ilaria!