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The Pelmo (pelf in Ladino) is a mountain in the Dolomite mountains, which reaches 3,168 meters above sea level. Is located at the Passo Staulanza, separating the Val di Zoldo, Val Boite (Cadore) and Selva di Cadore with his Val Fiorentina.
The mountain is very peculiar, because it is divided into two main peaks which are the Pelmo real, to the north, and the Pelmetto (2,990 m) to the south. Another feature of the mountain can be seen from the east side where, being in view of the large glacial cirque, appears similar to a seat, which is why it is locally nicknamed the "Caregon de Padreterno" ("the throne of God").
At its base there are three mountain huts: the Rifugio Venezia-Alba Maria De Luca (1,947 m to the east), the Rifugio Fiume (1,918 m, north-west) and the Refuge Staulanza (1,766 m to the west) .
The Monte Pelmo is also known from the paleontological point of view: at the foot of the Pelmetto, at an altitude of 2,050 m, not far from the hut Staulanza, was found by paleontologist V. Cazzetta a boulder with dinosaur footprints, now the mold is visible in the new museum civic Selva di Cadore titled to Victorinus Cazzetta
The Pelmo was the first peak to be climbed dolomite: September 19, 1857 the Irishman John Ball reached the summit through what was then called ledge Ball.

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