Climbing the North Face of the Cima Grande, Central Peak of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo (4)

All in all we were looking for adventure when we came to the Dolomites and we got nothing less at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. We had a sunny morning after spending the night right under the summit of the Cima Grande (in German: Grosse Zinne). On the descent route we joined an Italian two-person rope team. They had bivouacked in another rock cavity next to us.

 

Tre Cime di Lavaredo / Drei Zinnen, abseiling down the Cima Grande / Grosse Zinne along the Via Normale
Abseiling down the Cima Grande / Grosse Zinne along the Via Normale

 

The summit of the Cima Piccola / Kleine Zinne from the Cima Grande / Grosse Zinne
The summit of the Cima Piccola / Kleine Zinne

Descending from the Cima Grande along the Normal Route

Tre Cime di Lavaredo / Drei Zinnen, abseiling down the Cima Grande / Grosse Zinne along the Via Normale
Anchoring together with a very nice member of the Italian team. This was a pleasant teamwork.

 

Tre Cime di Lavaredo / Drei Zinnen, abseiling down the Cima Grande / Grosse Zinne along the Normal route
Abseiling down the Cima Grande / Grosse Zinne along the Normal route

 

An anchor on the Cima Grande Via Normale
This is probably not the best anchor

 

View of the upper part of the Cima Piccola / Kleine Zinne from a chimney in the descend route
View of the upper part of the Cima Piccola / Kleine Zinne from a chimney in the descend route

 

Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Cappella degli Alpini
Cappella degli Alpini

The Cima Grande and the Cima Piccola from South

Tre Cime di Lavaredo, south face of the Cima Grande and Cima Piccola
Tre Cime di Lavaredo, south face of the Cima Grande and Cima Piccola

The Tre Cime di Lavaredo from Northwest

Tre Cime di Lavaredo / Drei Zinnen from the Langalm / Malga Longa
The north face of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo / Drei Zinnen from the Malga Longa / Langalm

Refreshment under the Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Tre Cime di Lavaredo / Drei Zinnen, at the Zinnenseen
At the Zinnenseen

 

Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Cima Grande – Gallery

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Click here to see some more images about the first part / second part / third part of our adventure on the Tre Cime di Lavaredo

 

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