Jôf di Montasio
|Jôf di Montasio|
View from Dogna
|Elevation||2,752 m (9,029 ft)|
|Prominence||1,596 m (5,236 ft)|
|Location||Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy|
|First ascent||18 August 1877 by Herman Findenegg and Antonio Brussoferro |
Jôf di Montasio (Italian, Friulian: Jôf dal Montâs, Slovene: Montaž, German: Montasch), with an altitude of 2,752 metres (9,029 ft), is the second highest peak of the Julian Alps, surpassed only by Mount Triglav.
Since medieval times, the steep rocks of the Montasio massif, stretching about 20 kilometres (12 mi) in east-west direction, formed the natural border between the Imperial Duchy of Carinthia in the north and the Venetian Domini di Terraferma in the south. In World War I the mountain crest up to the Sella Nevea pass was part of the Italian Front, where the Alpini troops rejected several attacks by the Austro-Hungarian Army.
In the valleys around the mountain, local people speak four languages (Italian, Friulian, Slovene, and German). The original German name for the mountain was Bramkofel, while the original Slovene name was Špik nad Policami or Poliški Špik. However nowadays they mostly use Montasch and Montaž, borrowed from the Friulian.
At the top of the mountain stand a cross and a bell in memoriam to Riccardo Deffar.
See also 
- "Europe Ultra-Prominences". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2012-10-30.
- Mag. Hermann von Findenegg (Findenig) Der Erstbesteiger des Montasch
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