Three Peaks Dolomites records
People and their mountains
Those who think that pioneer spirit and genuine heroism can only be found in the turbulent history of Sesto are mistaken:
The Three Peaks still have room enough for more records and legendary events. Let us celebrate the heroes whose considerable bravery, determination, sports ambition – and possibly a bit of madness – played a considerable part in shaping the fascination of Three Peaks Dolomites:
Alpine pioneering spirit. Paul Grohmann, Peter Salcher and Franz Innerkofler were the first to reach the summit of the highest of the Three Peaks, the Cima Grande, on 21 August 1869.
Nothing could stop him! Petro Mamu ran from the village of Sesto past the Comici hut and the Pian di Cengia hut to the Locatelli hut, setting the track record at 1:22:44 hours. This took place in September 2013 at the 16th “South Tyrol Drei Zinnen Alpine Run”.
A lady with drive! Filomena Happacher Villgrater, a citizen of Sesto, still climbed the Cima Grande when she was 80 years old.
The most unusual:
Where there is a will, there is a way! Armin Holzer and Reinhard Kleindl proved that really nothing is impossible when they rigged up their high-lines between the Three Peaks, thus achieving a different kind of first climb of all three summits. Crazy and ingenious at the same time.
Ueli Steck and Michael Wohlleben were the first to manage winter climbs of all three traditional north routes at the Three Peaks in less than 16 hours.