Austrians and Germans on the Gran Sasso from 1875 to 1910
In August 1910 two mountaineers from distant Germany, Hans Riebeling and Hans Schmidt, climbed the highest and most spectacular ridge of the Gran Sasso for the first time, the one that culminates in the peaks of Corno Grande. Over the years their itinerary has become classic. But the story, the technical details, even the meaning of the two Germans’ crossing have been forgotten.
This book tells the rediscovery of Riebeling and Schmidt’s enterprise. A work that has had as its theater the specialized Italian, Austrian and German libraries, where Ilona Mesits has searched for stories and reports of ascents for years. And which also took place on the crest of the Tre Vette, where Francesco Burattini returned many times (one of these in a roped with Ilona) in search of a beautiful and forgotten itinerary.
In addition to the report by Schmidt and Riebeling, the book is completed by the stories, largely unpublished in Italian, of the ascents to the Gran Sasso made by other Austrian and German mountaineers and hikers of those years, in love with Italy and the Apennine mountains. . A book to read in one breath, dedicated to the love of Austrians and Germans for the wild heart of the Peninsula.
Ilona Mesits-Born in Austria in Bad Gaslein, at the foot of the Al ﬁ Tauri, she has lived in Ancona for years. She teaches German at the Polytechnic University of Marche, she works as a translator, and is one of the founders of the Italian-German Cultural Association (ACIT) of Ancona. She is a great lover of the mountains, she practices mountaineering, hiking and above all ski mountaineering. She with Francesco Burattini you published Alpinism and Climbing in the Province of Ancona 1932-2007.
Francesco Burattini – Born in Camerano, CAI National Mountaineering Instructor in the “La Fenice” School, he is one of the most experienced mountaineers in the Marche region and has a thousand classic ascents in the Apennines and the Alps. Passionate about Corno Grande, he knows its walls and ridges very well, and has made the crossing of the Tre Vette a dozen times.His most successful book is the Guide to the Conero Park.
Publisher: Iter Edizioni
Author: Ilona Mesits, Francesco Burattini
Format: 13,5 x 20