Imposing mixed route in the Dolomites first climbed

Nicola Bertoldo and Diego Dellai open a new mixed route on Monte Agnèr in the Dolomites: Ultima Perla (350m, 5+, M6, 50°). Its line follows a spectacular ice formation that rarely forms on this part of the north face.

While many ice fans are still waiting for the damp water outside to change its physical state as the temperatures drop, the two alpinists Nicola Bertoldo and Diego Dellai already had an impressive tour behind him. On the north face of Monte Agnèr they found a previously untouched ice and mixed route and climbed it for the first time: Ultima Pearl (350m, 5+, M6, 50°).

Nicola Bertoldo and Diego Dellai on the first ascent of the Ultima Perla mixed route on Monte Agnèr. Image: Nicola Bertoldo and Diego Dellai
Ultima Perla follows the impressive icicles that rarely form here. Image: Nicola Bertoldo and Diego Dellai

To get to the breathtaking ice formations, the duo rappelled 6 times from the summit of Monte Agnèr. The two alpinists then climbed in a continuous 7-hour push to the top, followed by a 4-hour descent into the valley.

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Credits: Cover picture Nicola Bertoldo and Diego Dellai

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