The Great Scramble 1869-2019
150 years first ascent Cima Grande
150 Years of Alpine History in the Sesto Dolomites
Sesto and its mountains. An ancient love affair that over the course of the centuries has repeatedly ensured some thrilling surprises. The striking summits of the Dolomites do not just dominate the setting of the village of Sesto, they have also long been responsible for helping to determine the fate and development of the area. And since every good love story has to start sometime, somewhere, we will take the first officially documented summit rendezvous between man and mountain as the beginning of our ruggedly romantic alpine story. It was on 18 July 1869, early on Sunday morning, when three mountain climbers shook hands on the Punta dei Tre Scarperi. The first ascent bar none and the starting signal for countless others. Just one month later the same party also conquered the Cima Grande. This was the start of the great summit rush in the Sesto Dolomites: alpinists from all over the world came here seeking great adventures, opened up new climbing routes and ultimately gave the enterprising Sesto natives the idea of welcoming tourists to their village. Yes, Sesto and its mountains – a great love story!
150 years of alpinism in the Sesto Dolomites. Join us on an exciting journey of discovery through ancient heroic tales.