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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bayno (18344) 2013-07-22 13:49
Ciao Andrea che bel gioco di luci e ombre, anche il posto sembra stupendo e non una facile scalata, belli i colori e ottimi dettagli...buone passeggiate,
AdrianWrobel (1676) 2013-07-22 13:56
Heil, ³adne ujêcie od do³u. Pozdrawiam - Adrian
dta (79525) 2013-07-22 14:17
Ciao Andrea ,
The Dolomites are so wonderful . What a great capture of this white peak emerging from the greenery of teh meadows and larch-trees ! Splendid game of light and shade .
lousat (93776) 2013-07-22 15:57
Ammazza che cartolina,c'e' poco da commentare,un vero capolavoro di luce ,colori e natura!! Buon Martedi',Luciano
macjake (69877) 2013-07-22 16:19
this one is a wow photo for me.
the overall lighting and exposure levels are outstanding.
If this were my photo I'd be so happy with it.
the green trees are the highlight for me, so sharp and clear in the bright light. and the mountain in the bg is awesome too.
wonderful from top to bottom.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-07-22 23:11
Jolie photo de ce sommet si particulier de cette magnifique chaîne des Dolomites.
amaryllis (37039) 2013-07-23 1:42
une très belle gestion lumière et ombre et ce gros pic en arrière plan et un bel environnement de sapins
olive224 (2719) 2013-07-23 2:01
very nice landscape with a full range of greens, a wide depth of field and a suddle shadows and highlights patchwork
very well done
dkmurphys (60871) 2013-07-24 0:41
Perfect capture of this impressive peak. I like the contrasts and the calm atmosphere. Well done!
Hanssie (10856) 2013-07-24 1:31
Dolomites in Italy, been there years and years ago, what a beautiful nature there is and you show a fantastic part here, great photo !
Silvio1953 (146855) 2013-07-25 13:00
Ciao Andrea, eh si le Dolomiti sono uno spettacolo unico, un'altra cosa, bella inquadratura, splendida nitidezza, ottima luce e magnifici colori naturali, bravissimo, ciao Silvio
- Copyright: andrea grigolo (grigand) (20075)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-20
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron 18-270 VC Di II
- Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Dolomites: the most beautiful mountains! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-22 13:05