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In this chapter we discuss one of the most famous, evocative and unmissable mountains of the Zoldo Dolomites, the Pelmo Group.

The Pelmo Group, a mountain massif in the Zoldo Dolomites in the province of Belluno, separates the Zoldo Valley and the Fiorentina Valley from the Boite Valley. It is divided into two main peaks: the Pelmo which reaches 3168 meters and the Pelmetto which, however, reaches 2990 meters. The first ascent occurred in 1857, from the Englishman John Ball, who chose Pelmo Mount as the first climb, with the simple motivation that this mountain seemed to him the most beautiful of all. The Pelmo is also remembered as the first peak of the Dolomites to be conquered.

The Pelmo Group

Another feature of the massif is its eastern side, where the wide glacial cirque looks similar to a seat, so much so as to be locally called "El Caregon de el Padreterno". A local legend, in fact, narrates that the Padreterno after having created the Antelao, the Tofane, the Sorapiss, the Cristallo, the Marmarole and the tops of the Cadore, was so tired that he decided to create the Pelmo just to rest.

The Pelmo Group

A very interesting climb is the one on Pelmetto, where it is possible to admire the footsteps of dinosaurs dating back 250 million years ago. On one of its faces, of this huge boulder, it has numerous dinosaur footprints, traces of a very remote and fascinating past. The first indication is due to Vittorino Cazzetta, from Selva di Cadore, fond of prehistory and the mountains.

This is where the interest of the University of Padua started, which sent some scholars to the site to make the first cautious surveys. At first this news was received with skepticism, because it is a rock born in marine environments, and therefore did not justify the presence of terrestrial beings such as dinosaurs.

The Pelmo Group

Subsequently, careful studies brought clear results, in fact more than one hundred footprints were cataloged in plaster casts, organized in defined tracks, and thus managing to give a name to the individual species of dinosaur. The publication speaks of Coleosaurs, very agile small carnivorous reptiles, of which most of the footprints belong, other footprints instead were left by Prosauropods, primitive ancestors of herbivorous Sauropods.

The Pelmo Group

The most spectacular and best preserved track belongs to an Ornithisk, with its characteristic three-finger footprint, with the elongated middle finger and the two shorter lateral spread apart. Once upon a time these dolomitic landscapes had to be very similar to today's Bahamas, where tongues of sea enter the hinterland leaving shallow tides at every low tide, ideal places for herbivorous dinosaurs.

The Pelmo Group

The Pelmo Group is also famous for the strong Enrosadira, which colors these magnificent peaks of the Dolomites, a world heritage site at sunset or sunrise. This natural event is attributable to the particular geological conformation of these mountains, and is dependent on many factors, among which the most important is certainly the position of the sun, the reflection of the clouds and the bodies of water.

This extraordinary result, in addition to being an interesting naturalistic fact, is also a unique event of its kind, which involves and excites the observer, giving a moment of poetry on the sunsets of these rugged peaks. Do not miss the opportunity to admire this spectacular Dolomite phenomenon if you pass these parts, passionate or not, choose the right mountain to contemplate the Enrosadira at sunset or at sunrise.

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The Zoldo Dolomites

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