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Monte Antelao from the west
Highest point
Elevation3,263 m (10,705 ft) [1]
Prominence1,734 m (5,689 ft) [1]
Coordinates46°27′9″N 12°15′38″E / 46.45250°N 12.26056°E / 46.45250; 12.26056Coordinates: 46°27′9″N 12°15′38″E / 46.45250°N 12.26056°E / 46.45250; 12.26056[1]
Antelao is located in Italy
LocationProvince of Belluno, Italy
Parent rangeDolomites
First ascent18 September 1863 by Paul Grohmann, F. Lacedelli, A. Lacedelli, and Matteo Ossi [1] or perhaps already around 1860 by Matteo Ossi [2]
Easiest routeExposed scramble, class 4

Monte Antelao (Cadorino dialect: Nantelòu) is the highest mountain in the eastern Dolomites (a section of the Alps) in northeastern Italy, southeast of the town of Cortina d'Ampezzo, in the region of Cadore. It is known as the "King of the Dolomites". (Marmolada, the highest of all the Dolomites, is the "Queen" although composed mostly of limestones.) Like many Dolomite peaks, Antelao is steep, rocky, and pointed; it also sits close to the edge of the Dolomite uplift and so has dramatic drops to the nearby valleys.

The easiest route is from the north, known as the "Laste", a steep, narrow ridge.[2] It involves a good deal of exposure, and a few short technical sections, such as a chimney, protected by cables.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c European high-prominence peaks". Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  2. ^ Monte Antelao on Peakware

External links[edit]

  • "Antelao, Italy".
  • Rifugio Antelao: one of the huts surrounding Antelao
  • Antelao on
  • Antelao on