The Three Peaks of Lavaredo
Of all enchanting and at the same time imposing peaks that make up the massive, surely the Three Peaks are among the most famous, and because of their peculiarities considered among the most popular natural wonders by mountaineers from all around the world.
The story of the first ascent of these famouse peaks of the mountain dates back to 1869, when the Viennese Paul Grohmann, impressed by the imposing of these massive, decided to climb the summit of Cima Grande. By talking with the locals he had discovered that another climber, Franz Innerkofler, had already searched the area and found a way to conquer the summit. On August 21, the two together with Austrian Peter Salcher, after 2 hours and 55 minutes conquered for the first time the largest of the three peaks.
In subsequent years it expanded in the hiking tourism, which, however, was dramatically blocked by the outbreak of the First World War. War front between 1915 and 1917 (to testify this remain trenches and tunnels), the Three Peaks remained simple rock walls for years, only to look beautiful from afar. Only in 1933 threads of some climbers and the research for a way awoke by the guide from Trieste Emilio Comici the urge to groped, against all human reasonableness, to climb the North Face of Cima Grande. Despite the difficulties and several attempts, on August 14 of the same year, the climber was able to record his new path in the summit book of Cima Grande, writing his part of the history of mountaineering.
But history and climbing aside, the reputation of the Three Peaks attracts many visitors every year, seduced by the opportunity to see this natural spectacle, with the sun at sunset tinged with fiery red immortal rock walls, and that seems at times almost fake, too perfect and idyllic to be real. Instead all of this exists, of course, in the Belpaese.