An amazing video published by RedBull channel: with that 360° HD Interactive video, you can explore the Northeastern Italy’s Dolomites from an eagle’s point of view.oint of view.
Dolomites are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy. They form a part of the Southern Limestone Alps and extend from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley (Pieve di Cadore) in the east.
The Dolomites are renowned for skiing in the winter months and mountain climbing, hiking, cycling (the Italian grand tour Giro d’Italia every year visits some passes of the mountain range), and BASE jumping, as well as paragliding and hang gliding. Free climbing has been a tradition in the Dolomites since 1887, when 17-year-old Georg Winkler (1870-1888) soloed the first ascent of the pinnacle Die Vajolettürme. Unfortunately, Winkler was killed by an avalanche on the face of the Weisshorn (a major peak of the Alps and Switzerland) at the age of 18, in 1888.
The mountain range also known as the “Pale Mountains”. They were named after the carbonate rock “dolomite”, a mineral which take its name from 18th-century French mineralogist Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu (1750–1801), who was the first to describe the mineral. Dolomite is a common rock-forming mineral, a calcium magnesium carbonate with a chemical composition of CaMg(CO3)2.
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