Around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo – icons of the South
The Tre Cime di Lavaredo, three battlement-like peaks that loom
steeply and mightily out of the scree in the Sesto
Dolomites, consisting of the Cima Grande (big), the
Cima Ovest (western) and the Cima Piccola (little). Since they
were first climbed in 1869, the Tre Cime di
Lavaredo have been considered by climbers to be among the most
coveted summit destinations in the Alps.
There are a few summits that have come to symbolise the word
“mountain”. The Tre Cime di Lavaredo would certainly top an
imaginary hit list of these. Many people have seen the Tre Cime
in illustrations hundreds of times and think that they know
them, but the moment they see them "in nature" is a
moment not to be forgotten. How should we interact with
the best known scene in the Dolomites? Mountain climbers all
agree. Simply looking is not enough; this natural monument must
also be touched.
Every year on lovely summer days, the view of the Tre Cime from
the north brings about a veritable migration from the
Auronzo Hut. The non-mountaineers are distinctly in the
majority – just like the alpinists who scramble up the cliff
faces to the summit. Much sought-after and much attacked: the
normal route or fixed rope route on the standard tour of the
Cima Grande (big peak) offered by Sesto's mountain guides is not
only tackled by extreme climbers. About one thing there is
consensus: these three jagged battlements are unbelievably
Experience and marvel at the Tre Cime:
H I K E S
From the Fiscalina Valley via the normal route to the
Start: the car park in the Fiscalina Valley
Route: Zsigmondy-Comici (2235 m) – Pian di Cengia Hut (2528 m) –
Locatelli Hut (2405 m) – Sassovecchio Valley – Fiscalina Valley
950 metres of climbs, 6-7 hours of mountain hiking - experience
the Sesto Dolomites in all their glory. The view of the north
faces of the Three Peaks will live long in your memory.
From the Landro Valley to the Three Peaks
Start: car park with famous Three Peaks view into the Landro
Route: Hike from the Rienza Valley to the Locatelli Hut.
1000 metres of climbs over 3-4 hours of walking.
Climb from the west to the source of the river Rienza and to the
Tre Cime plateau with small mountain lakes at the foot of the
north faces. Whilst it is somewhat strenuous, the ascent is
rewarded with impressive views of the landscape.