With an elevation of 3168, Mount Pelmo is a symbol of the Dolomites.
It is an enormous and isolated Dolomitic massif with imposing vertical faces to the North, while the opposite face to the South has the curious shape of a chair called “God's Chair”.
The first ascent dates back to September 1857, by Irishman John Bell with Giovanni Battista Giacin, a hunter and great expert of the region. It is also important to remember the other significant climbing expedition in 1924, when the Swiss roped party Simon-Rossi opened the first sixth degree route in the Alps.
The Pelmo is an uncompromising mountain: we regretfully remember the loss of Alberto Bonafede-Magico and Aldo Giustina, two rescuers from San Vito di Cadore during a rescue attempt to retrieve two Austrian climbers along the North Face in August 2011. A huge landslide landed on the rescuers who were swept away and lost their hold on the face.