Marmolada South Wall

The grand Marmolada South Wall (3345m) as seen from the trail just above Rifugio Contrin. At the left Gran Vernel(3205m) & Piccolo Vernel (3092m) are visible, at the right Cime d'Ombretta (3011m)

In the saddle between Piccolo Vernel and Marmolada is Forcella della Marmolada (2896m), the starting point of the West Ridge Via Ferrata to Marmolada's summit. Both routes (one from north, one from the south) come together there. Most people go up from the north side of the mountain, because of the cableway that shortens the ascent. We took the more quiet route from the south, from where this photo was taken.

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Val Contrin, Dolomites, Italy, july 2011

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EricChu

EricChu - Apr 16, 2013 9:44 am - Voted 10/10

Beautiful!!

A gorgeous pic, with fantastic colors and dazzling clarity!
Cheers,
Eric

Lodewijk

Lodewijk - Apr 16, 2013 3:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful!!

Hi Eric,
Thanks again for your nice comment. I took the pic when the sun was setting, this always gives the best colors to a photo.
Cheers! L.

PeteThompson

PeteThompson - Apr 21, 2013 4:09 am - Voted 10/10

Great...

...photo. I'd like to go there.

Lodewijk

Lodewijk - Apr 21, 2013 5:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great...

Thanks Pete,
I can really recommend the area!
Lodewijk

awilsondc

awilsondc - Apr 21, 2013 5:52 pm - Voted 10/10

Thank You

This is a beautiful picture, it makes me wish I were able to get out into the mountains more. This helps ease those feelings. Thanks for sharing!

Lodewijk

Lodewijk - Apr 22, 2013 6:34 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Thank You

You are very welcome!
L.

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