Sella Group from Stern

The Sella group seen from Stern/La Villa with from left Boèseekofel, Sass de Mesdi and Cima Pisciadù.


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lcarreau - Nov 16, 2007 12:42 am - Voted 10/10

The Dolomites separate

Italy from Austria. What about the
next winter Olympics, aren't they
to be held in Toreno?

It took me a long time to find
where Montenegro was. Thank you!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Nov 16, 2007 4:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: The Dolomites separate

You couldn't really say that they separate Italy from Austria, as all of the Dolomites proper are in Italy. About half of them though (the northern part) are in South Tirol/Alto Adige, which used to belong to Austria before WWI, and still has a German speaking Majority, and some self-government. This is where Messner was born. I'm afraid I don't know about the winter Olympics, Torino is quite far from the Dolomites, though.


lcarreau - Nov 16, 2007 7:18 pm - Voted 10/10

Ejnar ?

I apoligize - I hadn't realized that Italy
was so big. I was associated with the southern
part, back in my seafaring days.

You're referring to Reinhold Messner, who
made a solo assent of Nanga Parbat & Everest.
He also crossed Antarctica on skis.

Thank you, so very much. Valuable history!

Are the Dolomites protected - as a part of
a National Park or Mountain Preserve?

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Nov 17, 2007 5:54 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Ejnar ?

And Messner was also the first to climb all 14 8000'ers (peaks above 26580 ft.)!
The Dolomites are not a single national park, but several smaller parts of them are "Natur Park/Parco Naturale" as for instance "Naturpark Puez-Geisler" or "Naturpark Fanes-Sennes und Prags". Large and famous areas such as the Sella massif and the Langkofel group are not Naturpark, though.


lcarreau - Nov 17, 2007 11:04 am - Voted 10/10

Is it possible that

a large range or amazing group of peaks
... the Dolomites, can help bring people
together - those who like to climb and
gaze upwards at the marvels of Nature?

I'm guessing that many friends are made
in the Dolomites. They bring people
together; people from many backgrounds.
Thanks, Ejnar.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Nov 18, 2007 5:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Is it possible that

Well, you can meet people of many nations in the Dolomites, although most of the visitors are Italian and German. But we have met Poles, British, Americans, and French too. I think, though, that you might find the same in the other great groups of the Alps, such as the Bernese Oberland, The Mont Blanc group, the Alps of the Valais or the Bernina group. The Alps are very international mountains, even in the late 1800s they were called "The Playground of Europe" by the British author Leslie Stephens.


EricChu - Nov 11, 2009 5:56 pm - Voted 10/10


These Dolomites villages are so beautiful...have you already been to Wengen in the Val Badía?

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