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Tofana di Rozes by night


On Saturday night 47 magical lights illuminated the historical Dimai-Verzi-Siorpaes-Eotvos to celebrate the 100 years since the first ascent of the South Face of the Tofana di Rozes.

On Saturday night 47 magical lights illuminated the historical “Dimai-Verzi-Siorpaes-Eotvos”, to celebrate the 100 years since the first ascent of the South Face of the Tofana di Rozes.

Over 2000 people had come to witness the spectacle from Rifugio Scoiattoli, next to the Cinque Torri and directly opposite one of the Dolomites’ most impressive wall. Enduring the intense cold they listened to the Cortina Choir and Stefano and Mario Dibona, the presidents of the Scoiattoli and the Cortina Mountain Guides, before admiring the 1000m long route. And before returning back down to the valley they witnessed the Cinque Torri by night and the First World War trenches, recently restored and lit up by 250 torches.

No-one expected this centenary celebration to be such a success, above all the organisers who had expected about 500 people. And many therefore, perhaps 1000, remained disappointed as the chairlift had to shut at nightfall and they were unable to reach the refuge. A pity.

Nonetheless the lights are still in place and the magic has remained. Only for a short while though; if you have the chance go have a look, it’s truly worth it.

Congratulations to all those who created this event. The next appointment is on Friday 24 August when, at Cortina, the photos from 100 years ago will be screened.

Parco delle Dolomiti d'Ampezzo
Regole d’Ampezzo
Gruppo Scoiattoli Cortina
Gruppo Guide Alpine di Cortina
Cassa Rurale ed Artigiana di Cortina d’Ampezzo e delle Dolomiti

Above: the “Dimai-Verzi-Siorpaes-Eötvös” illuminated by night
Below: The Cinque Torri
Photo Roberto Casanova





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