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The "King of Dolomites", highest peak of the eastern Dolomites. Great view over Cadore valleys to Adria. The easiest route is the northern one "Laste", a steep, narrow ridge which we called "stairway to heaven".

Elevation (feet): 10,709
Elevation (meters): 3,264
Continent: Europe
Country: Italy
Range/Region: Dolomites
Latitude: 46.452323
Longitude: 12.261586
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1860
First successful climber(s): Matteo Ossi
Nearest major airport: Milano
Convenient Center: Cortina d'Ampezzo

Thanks to Rhoenschaf and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Antelao.

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  • Log #17023 - by Michele Gusmeroli on Aug 08, 2002
    From Galassi hut 2020 meters on sea level to "forcella piccola" 2100 and then South (well marked path) till you reach 2400. Climb to "La Bala" is easy if the rock is dry and you...
  • Log #17024 - by Giuseppe Marengon on Aug 07, 2002
    Starting from Rifugio Antelao (mt. 1850), we climbed the Antelao southern peak Cima Fanton (mt. 3150). The route is very long (6 hours), mostly I and II, but with a 30 mt III step. One of the...
  • Log #17025 - by Giuseppe Marengon on Aug 07, 2002
    Not difficult, but requiring careful and expertise. If you are well trained, you can climb it in one day, leaving your car in San Vito di Cadore. Sleeping at Rifugio Galassi allows splitting the...