First ascents

I succeeded 30 “firsts” with friends and comrades in the Dolomites. Here some of them I would recommend.

- Sasso Piatto "Via dla Fënes"
- East. Mëisules Tower "Peas"
- Sassolungo "Apocalypse Now"
- Castiglioni Tower "Speedycic"
- Innerkofler "Mucé dal scur"
- 1st Sasso Piatto Tower "Titti"
- Sassolungo "Plan de Cunfin"
- Wessely
- Sasso Piatto "North Pillar"
- Innerkofler "Cony"
- "Fünffingerspitze - Spigolo Cuecen"
- Villnösser Rotwand
- Stevia
- Murfreit "Zirm Cueciun"
- Plan de Chedul North Face
- Pordoi "Pisciadoi"
- Zirmei "L Suredl"
- Meisules "Via di Ujins"
- "Hüttenturm Roman"
- Sassolungo Corner
- Col Turond "Endurance"
- Innerkofler "North Wind"
- Sas dla Porta
- "Via di vedli cumpanies"
Sassolungo "Apocalypse Now"

On the North Face of the Sassolungo, wonderful pillar of rock that looks like a rocket.

First ascent: August 9 th 1997 with my friend and mountaineer Roberto Tasser.
Access to the pillar through the Messner or the Dibona Route . Exit from the Innerkofler Route to the summit. Very difficult route in alpine terrain.

Difference in height of the route: about 1050 m
Height of the pillar of rock: about 450 m
As the first part through the Messner Gorge is often wet, I recommend the access via Dibona Route even if you have to pass a long traverse before getting to the access of the pillar.
Rope pitches: 10 (route over the pillar)
Grade of difficulty: up to upper 6 th

A tour through this wonderful pillar in the Sassolungo North Face has been a dream of mine ever since I started climbing. That’s the reason why I have chosen the name “Apocalypse Now”. Descent: over the “ Normal Route ” of the Sassolungo.


Val Gardena