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The mighty "Drei Zinnen"

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The north faces of the "drei Zinnen" are among the most important places when it comes to the history of european alpinism, with its many routes that where/are milestones of alpinism, at the moment led by Alex Hubers route Bellavista, a 8c with no bolts apart from the belays. But the "drei Zinnen" do also have another, dark history. During world war one Austria was fighting against Italy, and the other way round, with the battlefront going through valleys and mountaintops. The base of the "kleine Zinne" (the left one in the picture) has artificial caves where machine guns used to be mounted and you will find lots of barbed wire in the gravel fields below, or even old granades.

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Rock Climbing Photo Location Photo Location: Europe: Italy: Dolomites: Tre_Cime_de_Lavaredo

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