211km #FAI#triangle in just under 10 hours of flying and new personal best. What an incredible day in the #southern Alps. After a short night in the car the day started early at 6:30 with a hike up to the takeoff near #grentealm at 2350m. After an early start the first Turnpoint in the east was near #großglockner at around 12 followed by a race with many pilots towards the west across Sterzing and the #brennerpass . The last Turnpoint in the #dolomites was the most spectacular. Climbing next to the 1000m vertical wall of the #heiligkreuzkofel at dawn was absolutely impressive. One last climb to #cloudbase at over 4000m was enough to enjoy the last kilometers after this exhausting flight and glide towards the shaded valley of #Antholz .
Heiligkreuzkofel dominates the Val Badia in the Italian Dolomites. A huge expanse of rock that hosts countless classics, including the world-famous Mittelpfeiler, established in extremis by Reinhold Messner (@reinholdmessner_official) with his brother Günther in 1968.
In summer 2016 Italian mountain guides Simon Gietl (@gietlsimon) and Andrea Oberbacher (@oberbacherandrea) forged a new line to the left of the Livanos Pillar. Established ground-up, without bolts and with difficulties estimated at X-, Stigmata is reserved to the select few. Link in bio. 📷 @matteo_mocellin @storytellerlabs #alpinism#dolomites#dolomitesclimbing#valbadia#heiligkreuzkofel