Langkofel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Langkofel
Saslonch / Sassolungo
Saslong udu da Sacun ora.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 3,181 m (10,436 ft)
Prominence 1,124 m (3,688 ft) [1]
Coordinates 46°31′29″N 11°44′7″E / 46.52472°N 11.73528°E / 46.52472; 11.73528Coordinates: 46°31′29″N 11°44′7″E / 46.52472°N 11.73528°E / 46.52472; 11.73528
Geography
Langkofel is located in Alps
Langkofel
Langkofel
Location in the Alps
Location South Tyrol, Italy
Parent range Dolomites
Climbing
First ascent 1869

The Saslonch, Sassolungo or Langkofel (Ladin: Saslonch; Italian: Sassolungo [ˌsassoˈluŋɡo]; German: Langkofel [laŋˈkofl]) (3,181m) is the highest mountain of the Langkofel Group in the Dolomites in South Tyrol, Italy. The name translates to "long peak" / "long rock" in all three languages. It stands over the Ladin community of Val Gardena.

Climbing[edit]

The mountain is a serious climb, and it is essential to bring full climbing equipment. Pitons line the main routes. The normal route starts at the Sella Pass, at about 2,200m above sea level. Paul Grohmann was the first to reach the summit in 1869.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Langkofel - peakbagger". peakbagger.com. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sassolungo - Langkofel - summitpost". Summitpost. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Langkofel group at Wikimedia Commons