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Monte Antelao from the west
Elevation 3,263 m (10,705 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,734 m (5,689 ft)[1]
Listing Ultra
Antelao is located in Italy
Location Province of Belluno, Italy
Range Dolomites
Coordinates 46°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]
First ascent 18 September 1863 by Paul Grohmann, F. Lacedelli, A. Lacedelli, and Matteo Ossi [1] or perhaps already around 1860 by Matteo Ossi [2]
Easiest route Exposed 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".) 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.

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

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