Holidays in South Tyrol's mountain world
The Latemar Mountain Group is one of the smallest mountain massifs in the Dolomites and is located south of the Catinaccio Mountain. The abrupt change between gently corrugated pastures and the steep limestone reefs is characteristic of this area. The name of the mountain range comes from the ancient Ladin term "cresta de Lac-te-mara", which means something like "the mountain ridge over the lake in a cirque", meaning Carezza Lake. Lactemara became Latemar.
Latemar Mountain Group:
- The Latemar Mountain Group is characterised by a horseshoe shape which opens towards the east. The group is divided into two sub-groups. The northern group stretches from Poppekanzel (2,460 m) to Torre dei Muss (2,402 m). The second group towers up around Monte Agnello (2,358 m). The border between South Tyrol and Trentino runs along the peak.
- The Diamantidi Tower (2,842 m) is the highest peak in the Latemar Group. The mountain is named after the Viennese mountaineer Demeter Diamantidi who conquered the mountain via the vertical and difficult north wall in 1892; he was however not the first to reach the peak.
- The towers after Diamantidi Tower have no individual names, but are grouped as the Western Towers (or Latemarpuppen). From the north these towers look inaccessible and imposing; at the south however they are flatter and easy to access.
Also the Latemar Mountain Group impresses with a popular legend…
- The most beautiful and most renowned view of the Latemar can be enjoyed from Carezza Lake, in which the mountain is reflected.
- The "Campanili del Latemar" fixed-aid climb leads from Carezza Pass (1,600 m) to Latemar Peak (2,791 m).