Mount Ortigara

Mount Ortigara (2,105 m, 6,906 ft) is one of the peaks, about 2,000 m (6,000 feet) tall, which delimit to the north the Seven Municipalities Plateau (in Italian: Altipiano dei Sette Comuni), falling sheer on the underlying Sugana Valley with a jump of over 1,500 meters (4,500 feet). With the neighbouring mountains, it forms an imposing ridge easily accessible from the Asiago Plateau, but only reachable through steep paths from the Sugana Valley.

Mount Ortigara
Summit of Mount Ortigara
Highest point
Elevation2,105 m (6,906 ft)
LocationNorth-east Italy
Parent rangeVicentine Alps
Easiest routeThrough the Asiago Plateau

This mountain made history in World War I, when it was the theatre of fierce fightings between Italians and Austro-Hungarians, both of whom fell by the thousand trying to conquer its summit.

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.