1869 - 2019
150 YEARS OF ALPINISM IN THE HOLIDAY REGION 3 ZINNEN IN THE DOLOMITES


The Great Scramble 
150 years first ascent Cima Grande
150 Years of Alpine History in the Sesto Dolomites
Sesto and its mountains. An ancient love affair that over the course of the centuries has repeatedly ensured some thrilling surprises. The striking summits of the Dolomites do not just dominate the setting of the village of Sesto, they have also long been responsible for helping to determine the fate and development of the area. And since every good love story has to start sometime, somewhere, we will take the first officially documented summit rendezvous between man and mountain as the beginning of our ruggedly romantic alpine story. It was on 18 July 1869, early on Sunday morning, when three mountain climbers shook hands on the Punta dei Tre Scarperi. The first ascent bar none and the starting signal for countless others. Just one month later the same party also conquered the Cima Grande. This was the start of the great summit rush in the Sesto Dolomites: alpinists from all over the world came here seeking great adventures, opened up new climbing routes and ultimately gave the enterprising Sesto natives the idea of welcoming tourists to their village. Yes, Sesto and its mountains – a great love story!
150 years of alpinism in the Sesto Dolomites. Join us on an exciting journey of discovery through ancient heroic tales.

07.06.2019 from 8.pm, Euregio cultural center Gustav Mahler
OPENING OF THE ANNIVERSARY IN DOBBIACO
Conference on history of mountaineering and film of
the North wall by Reiner Kauschke. Last September the mountaineering
legend Chrisoph Hainz accompanied Reiner Kauschke for his 80th Birthday
along the Route " Sachsenweg- the Superdirettisima" on the Cima Grande.
The route was first climbed by Kauschke together with Peter Siegert and
Gerd Uhner back in the winter of 1963. 55 years ago they spent 17 days in
the rock face, at the temperatures of minus 30 Degrees Celsius. This time,
the summer ascent took them 17 Hours. The extraordinary climb has been
filmed and it will be premiered in the Euregio Cultural Center Gustav Mahler
in Dobbiaco to honor Reiner Kauschke and open the celebrations. The evening
will be introduced by a lecture About the alpine history presented by the local
mountain guide Erwin Steiner.
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09.06.2019 Sunday from 10.00 am, Pavillon Haus Sexten
DOLOMITES UNESCO FEST
Grand opening of the “Mountain Time” festival, early morning drink and
snack with Sesto marching band and première of the “Bergsteigermarsch”
mountaineer’s march by Klaus Tschurtschenthaler.
Mountain Time: The unique Sesto Mountain Sundial is probably one of the
most striking skylines created by nature. The peaks - Nove (9), Dieci (10),
Undici (11), Dodici (12) and Una (1) tower high above Sesto and together
comprise the imposing craggy timepiece. You can tell the time from the
location of the sun over the respective summits. In June and July 2019 this
phenomenon will be especially clear to see due to a unique staging.

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26.06.2019 Wednesday from 6.00 pm, Pavillon Haus Sexten
THE ACCESSIBLE SUMMIT BOOK
The summit book is written proof of heroic deeds in the mountains. Each
spectacular first climb told of courage, great ambition, mental strength
and technical ability - not to mention a certain measure of madness. It
is these very conquests that have been documented in the books high up
in the mountains since the late 19th century and from 26.06.2019 Sesto
will be bringing the summit books down into the valley, exhibiting them
as an accessible art installation and enabling visitors to experience them
in authentic fashion. Representatives from Sesto’s twin town, Zermatt,
will be attending the grand opening.
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13. - 20.07.2019 Saturday - Saturday
SESTO MOUNTAIN WEEK
Mountain hiking in the Sesto Dolomites in the footsteps of great
mountaineers. The mountain week will delight visitors with a varied
itinerary of guided tours and hikes in the Dolomites UNESCO
World Heritage Site, plus several different evening events. Two very
special highlights should not be missed:

18.07.2019 Thursday from 6.00 pm, Fischleintal
PEAKNICK WITH A VIEW
It was on 18 July 1869, early one Sunday morning, when three
mountain climbers shook hands on the Punta dei Tre Scarperi.
The first officially documented summit rendezvous between man
and mountain in the Sesto Dolomites, and the starting signal for
many more. Exactly 150 years later, this remarkable milestone in
Sesto’s history will be fittingly celebrated, with great live music
and a gourmet picnic, in the “Stadile Winkl”, at the foot of the
Punta dei Tre Scarperi. Be there,when the original route will be
spectacularlyilluminated.

20.07.2019 Saturday from 8.00 pm, Haus Sexten
VERTICAL ARENA SEXTEN III
A get together between international greats and well-known
mountaineering names, who will inspire the public with tales
of their adventures. The evening ends with an exciting podium
discussion and opportunity to chat directly with the climbers.
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19. - 24.08.2019
Dobbiaco and Sesto dedicate to the 150 years of alpine history in the
Holiday Region 3 Zinnen in the Dolomites a whole week of celebrations.
The Inauguration of the time capsule at the Locatelli hut, the historical
Val Fiscalina, the film premiere of the documentary. "Die Große Zinne"
by Reinhold Messner, historical tours, markets, culinary Events, the
mountaineering party of the Alta Pusteria Mountain Rescue...and much
more awaits us.

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21.08.2019 Wednesday from 10.00 am, Drei Zinnen & Fischleintal
THE CIMA GRANDE
On 21.08.1869 the same rope team that overcame the Punta dei
Tre Scarperi also conquered the Cima Grande, whereupon the
climbers Grohmann, Innerkofler and Salcher became the very first
to achieve this feat. In their honour, a large mountain festival will be
taking place around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo and the surrounding
valleys. Special highlights include the time capsule installation at
the A. Locatelli Hut and historic experiences in Val Fiscalina. In the
evening there will be a film première of the documentary,
“The Grosse Zinne” with Reinhold Messner in Dobbiaco ice stadium.

THE HISTORIC VAL FISCALINA –
A JOURNEY BACK IN TIME
Val Fiscalina in 1900: Starting point for rope teams searching for
new routes in the mountains, meeting place for tourists and
mountain guides, popular destination for day-trippers,... Let
yourself be bewitched by the charm of days gone by, meet
legends of alpine history and listen to their tales!
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30.09. - 01.10.2019 Monday & Tuesday
DOLOMITES UNESCO FORUM &
“SEXTNER KAMINGESPRÄCHE”

“10 Years of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site:
What Now?” On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the
Dolomites’ inclusion in the list of UNESCO World Natural
Heritage sites, EURAC Bolzano, IDM South Tyrol,the
UNESCO Dolomites Foundation and Sesto tourist Information
association will be holding a two-day conference. The results
of the meeting will be presented during the popular evening
event, “Sextner Kamingespräche” (lit. fireside chats) organised
by the sextenkultur culture society.
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30.12.2019 Monday from 5.30 pm, Tastation Helmseilbahn
SILENT FIREWORKS AND
THE CONCLUSION OF THE
ANNIVERSARY YEAR
An extraordinary New Year’s Eve at Sesto. Also this year Sesto
is going to celebrate the New Year in a totally unique way: in order
to escape the hustle and bustle of the last day of the year, the
celebrations will be brought forward. In Addition to the traditional
torchlight descent by the ski school Dolomites of Sesto, we surprise
our guests with spectacular show effects and an incomparable
high light: big but silent fireworks.