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Tofana di Rozes

Mountain in Italy

Tofana di Rozes
Tofana di Rozes
Highest point
Elevation3,225 m (10,581 ft)
Prominence664 m (2,178 ft)[1]
ListingAlpine mountains above 3000 m
Coordinates46°32′13″N 12°03′04″E / 46.53694°N 12.05111°E / 46.53694; 12.05111Coordinates: 46°32′13″N 12°03′04″E / 46.53694°N 12.05111°E / 46.53694; 12.05111
Geography
Tofana di Rozes
Location in the Alps
LocationItaly
Parent rangeDolomites
Climbing
First ascent1864

Tofana di Rozes (3,225 metres (10,581 ft)) is a mountain of the Dolomites in the Province of Belluno, Veneto, Italy. Located west of the resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo, the mountain's giant three-edged pyramid shape and its vertical south face, above the Falzarego Pass, makes it the most popular peak in the Tofane group, and one of the most popular in the Dolomites.

History

From May 1915 to July 1916, the mountain and its surroundings was the location of fierce fighting between Italian and German, later Austrio-Hungarian, troops, as part of the Italian front in World War I.[2]

Climbing

Most climbs start from the north, where the mountain is a relatively easy hike, or the west face, where the summit can be reached by a via ferrata. The south face, however, is a much more difficult challenge, with many of the routes being either fifth or sixth graded climbs.[3] The mountain was first climbed in 1864 by Paul Grohmann and local hunter Francesco Lacedelli. The south face was first conquered in 1901.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Tofana di Rozes - Peakbagger.com". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  2. ^ Mockenhaupt, Brian (June 2016). "The Most Treacherous Battle of World War I Took Place in the Italian Mountains". smithsonianmag.com. Smithsonian. Retrieved 28 November 2017. May 1915-July 1916: German, then Austrian, troops occupy a blade of rock called the Castelletto, depriving the Italians of a major supply route for an attack throughout the Dolomites. After a year’s futile shelling, the Italians tunnel under the rock and blast it into shards.
  3. ^ a b "Tofana di Rozes - summitpost.org". summitpost.org. Retrieved 11 February 2015.

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