Curtain of Dolomite

Amazing NE faces of Cima Tosa (3173m) and Crozzon di Brenta (3135m) rise like a huge, curtain like walls above Val Brenta Alta valley. In the dark between them is famous Canalone Nero couloir.

Photo: Aleksandar Gospic

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brenta

brenta - Feb 9, 2007 4:29 pm - Voted 10/10

It Used to Be White...

Great picture of one of my very favorite views. A small detail: The name of the couloir is Canalone Neri (or Canalone della Tosa). Virgilio Neri first climbed it (solo) in 1929. Ironically, "nero" (which means "black" in Italian) has become a rather apt name since the snowfield in the couloir has considerably shrunk in recent years.

Velebit

Velebit - Feb 9, 2007 5:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: It Used to Be White...

Thanks Brenta! For the explanation too! I thought it is Nero because most of time it is in the shadow. So, should I leave it like it is or change it to 'Neri'?

Andrej Mašera

Andrej Mašera - Feb 9, 2007 4:53 pm - Voted 10/10

Just perfect!

You have posted a new masterpiece of photography. Brenta is really a superb alpine range, so your shots from there are happy event for SP community. Cons, Andrej

Velebit

Velebit - Feb 9, 2007 5:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Just perfect!

Thanks very much Andrej for your always kind words! Cheers!

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