Great information; well-done page. Thanks for adding!
Thanks for your vote!
Thanks for the addition! The historical information is an added bonus! Very tragic.
I appreciate your attention :-)
I knew nothing except the name about this mountain. Now I am very well informed: Great page - and I see you had a fine Sunday
Yes, a fine Sunday. My wife, Jasmina, went on Friday on an easy tour, but met an unknown younger lady, prolongued the tour, and then they had to run down some 1200m. So because of her burning legs we had on Saturday and Sunday only these easy panoramic hikes. Thanks for your interest!
Great page, Vid. Thank you to give us so much!! LP ROK
I'm glad you like it, Rok :-)
Excellent page Vid, like it a lot! Didn't know about the Dobrac landslide; amazing that whole side of the mountain slid. Great selection of photos!
Thanks, Sasa! Yes, the landslide story is widely known. But also I didn't go on these foothills to see the gravel masses an do the hiking below the S face. I guess it's really worth seeing it. I was only several times on the summit.
Now I understand your comment about reading and writing. I'm in the process of writing another page but when looking at what's new found a couple of comments to your Dobratsch pictures. Not to mention the page itself.
What can I say?
It is an almost perfect page.I have been intrigued by the landslide which you can read about in alll of the guide books of the area. I would have liked to go there for geological exploration in September but it was a little too far and the close mountains required our attention :-)
One thing I would add: the reason for the big landslide was the tectonic movement along the Peradriatic Fault between the European and North-African tectonic plates. The fault runs directly through the Lesachtal and Gailtal Valleys and is responsible for much of the complexity of the region's mountain ranges. The Dobratsch landslide and its remains are certainly not the only proofs of the tectonic activity. Just look at the layering of Kollinkofel in the Carnic Alps or Grubenspitz / Böses Weibele in the Lienz Dolomites. Here the layers were thrown around big time. Today mountains with diagonal layers in all directions or mountains with old layers topping new layers are very common in the region.
This surely must have been a hotbed of tectonic activity in the old ages...
If you feel like it - just copy the paragraph above into your page. No aknowledgments needed, hehe.
Thanks for another great page, Vid. very interesting, and tragic, landslide. There have been such things in my area as well, one in particular about that same time, though the actual date is uncertain due to the inhabitants of the time lacking a written language. (see Greenleaf Peak) The cause of the slide here was also a tectonic movement at a continental plate boundery.
Thanks, Don, for your comments :-)
Hehe Don (and Vid), this is the mountain I was referring to when voting on Greenleaf Peak. See here
Great job as always Vid! Wonderful work!
Thanks Vid for posting this page! I haven`t been on Dobrac yet so this is for me very nice and useful!