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Drei Zinnen/Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Drei Zinnen seen from the Forcella Lavaredo, from the left Kleine, Grosse, and Westliche Zinne. The famous North Face of the Grosse Zinne/Cima Grande is seen nearly in profile in the middle of the photo. This is one of the "Six Great North Faces of the Alps", and said to be the one requiring the most steady nerves.

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lcarreauBreath-taking ..

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Would have thought the Eiger would be more
challenging, but wouldn't hurt to have nerves
of steel when climbing both!
Posted Feb 19, 2012 10:32 pm

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: Breath-taking ..

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Hasn't voted

Yes, the Eiger north face is longer, and probably more difficult and dangerous, but the unnerving part of the Grosse Zinne north face is its smoothness, and also that it is partly overhanging (all of the yellow lower part), so if you lose anything, or kick down a pebble, it will seem to fall away from the face!
Posted Feb 20, 2012 6:53 am

Charlesgood shot

Charles

Voted 10/10

the people at the bottom give it some scale!
Cheers
charles
Posted Feb 20, 2012 3:03 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: good shot

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Hasn't voted

Thank you. Yes, I like the contrast between the ant-like people and the immense rocks - even though the people are actually much closer, and the peaks therefore even larger than it seems.
Posted Feb 20, 2012 6:58 am

KieferLove it!

Kiefer

Voted 10/10

Nice picture, Einar! Reminds me a little bit of the Cimarron Range here in Colorado. Only these are definitely much more grand. I swear, I need to leave the USA for a while and move to Central Europe.
Thanks for posting! :o)
Posted Feb 20, 2012 2:56 pm

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: Love it!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Hasn't voted

Thank you for the kind comment. The Alps are definitely worth a visit, or actually several visits, as it would be hard to go to all of the major groups in even a long holiday. Living in Europe might require getting used to some very heavy taxation, though, depending on the country you choose ;-)
Posted Feb 21, 2012 6:25 am

AfzalGreat Photo

Afzal

Voted 10/10

Deserving for POTW.
Best regards, Afzal
Posted Feb 25, 2012 7:22 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: Great Photo

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Hasn't voted

Thank you, Afzal. It seems you can predict the future!
Posted Feb 26, 2012 9:52 am

foster fanningInspiring image...

foster fanning

Voted 10/10

Thank you for bringing it to us all...
Posted Feb 25, 2012 9:30 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: Inspiring image...

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Hasn't voted

Thanks for the nice comment!
Posted Feb 26, 2012 9:54 am

justahikerStunning photo!

justahiker

Voted 10/10

Impressive photo and beautiful North face... :)
Posted Feb 27, 2012 9:26 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: Stunning photo!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Hasn't voted

Thank you, justahiker.
Posted Feb 27, 2012 5:32 pm

Mike LewisI genuinely thought

Mike Lewis

Voted 10/10

this was a castle until I looked closer!

Glad this made the week!
Posted Feb 29, 2012 2:15 pm

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: I genuinely thought

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Hasn't voted

Thank you. Actually, I have had other people make similar comments about these peaks, for instance saying that they looked like ruins of a giant building.
Posted Feb 29, 2012 5:20 pm

forgues9999Great composition

forgues9999

Voted 10/10

Without the ant-like people at the bottom, the photo would not ba as inspiring. An awesom shot, cheers!
Posted Mar 5, 2012 8:36 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: Great composition

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Hasn't voted

Thank you. Yes, it was lucky there were so many people around, I have other photos from the same spot where there weren't any.
Posted Mar 6, 2012 5:40 pm

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Ejnar FjerdingstadSubmitted by Ejnar Fjerdingstad
on Feb 19, 2012 9:30 am

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