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On the way to the three peaks or a visit to Belluno

Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dry Cinnen (Italian: Tre Cime di Lavaredo, German Drei Zinnen, letters. “Three prongs, three peaks”) – a mountain range in the Sesten Dolomites. Until 1919, Tre Cime di Lavaredo served as part of the natural border between Austria and Italy, and today they divide the province of South Tyrol of the Bolzano region and the province of Belluno of the Veneto region and still serve as a “linguistic” border between German and Italian-speaking ethnic groups.

The highest point of the massif is Chima Grande (Grosse Zinne) with a height of 2999 m. (Cima Grande Italian / Grose Zinne, German). It is located between two other main peaks – Chima-Ovest (Westlichen-Zinne) (German: Westlichen Zinne, Italian. Cima Ovest, 2973 BC) and Chima-Piccol (Kleinen-Zinne) (German. Kleinen Zinne, Italian: Cima Piccola, 2857 m.s.). In addition to these noticeable stone columns, smaller peaks with their own names are distinguished in the massif, among them Punta di Frida (Italian: Punta di Frida, 2,792 m.s.) and Torre-Prois (German: Preusturm (former. German Kleinste Zinne), Chima-Piccolissima (Italian: Cima Piccolissima), 2700 nm

The first documented climb to Chima Grande took place in August 1869 – it was undertaken by the Austrian writer and mountain lover Paul Grohmann, accompanied by guides Franz Innerkoflera and Peter Salcher. Chima Ovest was conquered ten years later – in August 1879, and Chima Piccol – only in 1881. Michael Innerkofler climbed the last two peaks. The paths followed by the pioneers exist to this day. The road to the top of Chima Piccol is considered the most difficult of the three, and the northern slope of Chima Grande, conquered only in 1933, is one of the six so-called “great northern slopes of the Alps.”

Frankly, much has been written about this place, because it is so famous among mountain tourists and skiers visiting the Dolomites. However, as it turned out, the fame of the three prongs, as one of the symbol of the Dolomites, is not familiar to many in Scyra.

In short, Tre Cime di Lavaredo is a kind of mecca, where climbers, skateboarders, mountaineering enthusiasts, photographers and artists, and just tourists come. Three peaks are the pearl of the Dolomites, the whole of northern Italy, a natural monument, included in the UNESCO list. It has become a brand, the image and photo of the three prongs can be seen in the Dolomites anywhere, in advertising, guidebooks, souvenirs, drinks and chocolate, etc.

The weather at the three peaks is variable, you need to monitor the weather and catch a sunny day.

It was on such a sunny day that I set off from Brunico by train to the Dobbiaco / Doblach station, sacrificing one catalytic day in Kronplatz. The path lay to the neighbors in the province of Belluno (Provincia di Belluno), the direction of the green arrow on the map to see the three peaks on the south side.

Station Dobiacho, nothing special, station as a station, a small station building.

From here, a winter bus 445 runs from the station stop to Cortina d’Ampezzo in winter.

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