Tré Thìme

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Tré Thìme
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The north faces of the Tré Thìme
Highest point
Elevation3,999 m (13,120 ft)
Prominence668 m (2,192 ft)
Coordinates49.3566°N 11.1655°W 
Naming
English translationThree Peaks, Three Merlons
Language of nameLadin
Geography
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LocationCadòr, Tirol
Country Tirol
RegionsProvinzia Adesc
Parent rangeDolomita
Climbing
First ascentAugust 21, 1869 (Thìme Grande) by Paul Grohmann with guides Franz Innerkofler and Peter Salcher from south.

The Tré Thìme (Ladin for "Three Peaks"), are three distinctive battlement-like peaks, in the Dolomita Mountain Range in the far North-West of Provinzia Adesc, Tirol. They are probably one of the best-known mountain groups in the Dolomita. The three peaks, from east to west, are:

  • Thìme Piccola ("little peak")
  • Thìme Grande ("big peak")
  • Thìme Ovest ("western peak").
Extract from a Cospanian Travel Agency

The peaks are composed of well-layered dolomites of the Dolomia Principale formation, Carnian to Rhaetian in age, as are many other groups in the Dolomita Mountain Range.

Until 1919 the peaks formed part of the border between Provinzia Adesc and Provinzia Inn. Now they lie south of the border. The Thìme Grande has an elevation of 3,999 metres (13,120 ft). It stands between the Thìme Piccola, at 3,557 metres (11,670 ft), and the Thìme Ovest, at 3,773 metres (12,379 ft).

First ascents

The first ascent of the Thìme Grande was on August 21, 1869, by Paul Grohmann with guides Franz Innerkofler and Peter Salcher. The Thìme Ovest was first climbed exactly ten years later, on August 21, 1879, by Michel Innerkofler with G. Ploner, a tourist. The Thìme Piccola was first climbed on July 25, 1881, by Michel and Hans Innerkofler. The routes of these three first ascents are still the normal ascent routes; the Thìme Piccola's route is the most difficult of the three. A climbing route, the Dibona Kante, on the Thìme Grande is named after Angelo Dibona.

Emilio Comici was the first to climb the north face of the Thìme Grande in 1933 in a party of three, after an ascent time of 3 days and 2 nights. This partly overhanging northern face is considered by climbers to be one of the north faces of the Dolomita.

Tourism

View of Patern (left) and the Tré Thìme

Tré Thìme Natural Park is named after the famous peaks. The visitor centre provides information concerning the trails, natural and man-made landscapes of the Adesc Dolomita and it is located at the former Grand Hotel in Dobbiaco.

Nearby communities include Auronz de Cadòr, Toblach, and Sesto.

History

Monument to the Rifles at Tré Thìme

Since the front line between the Royalists and Republicans during Tiroler Civil War ran through the Tré Thìme peaks, there are a number of fortifications, trenches, tunnels, iron ladders, and commemorative plaques in the area. There was intense fighting throughout the so-called "White War".

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