Taken on La Spada di Damocles above the village of Colfosco in the Italian Dolomites. This is the start of the 3rd pitch leaving the characteristic ice cave.
Climber: Francesco Cappellari
Passo Sella is the highest mountain pass in the Dolomites, reaching its summit at 2240m as it winds across the west side of the Sella Massif. It is best known as one of four passes of famous ‘Sella Ronda’, the circuit of roads encircling the Sella. Just west of the summit lies a picturesque chapel that provides a fairytale foreground to Sassolungo (Langkofel), one of the most beautiful mountain groups in the Dolomites. This shot was taken just after a spectacular thunderstorm as the clouds cleared to reveal the moon hanging above Sassopiatto, the westernmost tower of the group. The chapel is lit by a mountain rifugio just off-frame to the right.
A beautiful morning in late autumn as the sun rose just out of shot on the right above Monte Pelmo.