The Mount Antelao, 3264 metre high, is the second highes Dolomites peak and, together with Tofana di Rozes is one of the most sought-after ski mountaineering itineraries of the Ampezzo basin. It is a demanding but highly panoramic and satisfying ski mountaineering excursion.
To reach the summit of the King of the Dolomites it is necessary to be physically fit and well-trained and to have good ski mountaineering skills. The itinerary is varied, it goes across rills, plateau, steep slopes and weather-beaten ridges and requires the knowledge of many different mountaineering techniques: the ascent wearing the ski skins, or with ice axe and crampons, rope-team ascent and descent progression on the steepest rock faces, off-piste skiing.
The last part of the ascent to the summit is particularly exciting, along a narrow and sharp ridge. The amazing view of the whole Dolomites range is the prize for the brave mountaineers that have climbed the 1700 metres up to conquer the summit.