Corvara and Sassongher

Sassongher towering over the village of Corvara as a mighty 'Götterhron' (Throne-of-the-Gods) (This is a wide-angle photo!)


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Lodewijk - Nov 7, 2008 3:02 pm - Voted 10/10


Nice Tower Ejnar! Would be a great climb i guess!
Thanks for posting, Lodewijk

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Nov 7, 2008 4:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

Thanks for the comment. There is a ferrata up from the left which is not too hard, and of course a choice of harder routes, like up the south face seen here.

P. Vis

P. Vis - Nov 8, 2008 3:16 pm - Voted 10/10


A couple of weeks ago i was cycling around the Sellagroup and its a beautifull sight, especially with a bit of snow.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Nov 8, 2008 4:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: cycling

Actually we have seen it with quite a bit of snow one day in July 2004, when it snowed down to 1700 m/5700 ft.


tonellophotography - Nov 10, 2008 8:17 am - Voted 10/10


I climbed it last year... nice point of view toward the Fanes group!
Even if the original "throne of God" in Dolomiti is the mount Pelmo.... ;)

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Nov 10, 2008 9:02 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Ciao

Yes, the view in good weather is very impressive all around from the top. As for 'Götterthtron' I got that from a guidebook (said about Sassongher). Pelmo is much higher and more impressive in a way, but there is no village where you can see it that close.

Pack Addict

Pack Addict - Dec 15, 2008 5:17 pm - Voted 10/10

Wicked good!

nice shot

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Dec 16, 2008 5:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wicked good!

Thank you!


RicardoEchanove1 - Apr 30, 2009 11:41 am - Voted 10/10

Good photo

Impressive photo Ejnar ¡What an impressive tower!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - May 1, 2009 8:12 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Good photo

Thank you. It is the closeness to the town that makes it so impressive. If you stood in Zermatt and made a similar wide-angle photo of the much taller Matterhorn, it would appear as just a remote pinnacle.

Kenzo Okawa

Kenzo Okawa - Jun 12, 2009 12:30 am - Voted 10/10

Nice composition!!!

and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Jun 12, 2009 5:17 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice composition!!!

Thank you, Kenzo. It is a photo I have been wanting to take for years, but it needed just the right weather and time of day.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Sep 2, 2009 6:21 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Heartwarming...

Thanks for the comment, Alec. Glad to hear it!

Big Benn

Big Benn - Nov 16, 2009 2:50 pm - Voted 10/10

Great Composition

Lovely way you have shown the mountain in the context of it's immediate surroundings Ejnar. Imagine waking up every morning and looking out of your window at that!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Nov 17, 2009 5:54 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Composition

Thank you for the kind comment. Yes Sassongher can be seen from nearly everywhere in Corvara, and is one of our favourite Dolomite mountains.

Gary Schenk

Gary Schenk - Jan 6, 2010 12:56 am - Voted 10/10

What Bryan Said

Like Bryan said, a nice photo, well composed.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Jan 6, 2010 9:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: What Bryan Said

Thank you for the comment. It took me years to get it just right!

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