Dolomites

Dolomites

Dolomites

My flickr contact chris schroeer-heiermann who usually is shooting architecture (he’s an architect) took a trip to the Italian Alps (Dolomites) and posted this nice series, taken, as always, with his Canon S95 point and shoot camera. Amazing.

The Dolomites get their particular look from being made up primarily of the rock dolomite, a sedimentary rock that’s much like what many know as limestone.

Dolomites

Dolomites

Fred Beckey in the Dolomites

A short piece on the climber Fred Beckey who, at 89, is the grand old man of North American mountaineering having made more first ascents than anyone living or dead.

And, the Dolomites (Italian Alps) offer spectacular scenery as a backdrop to this great little piece.

Here’s a nice little piece on Beckey in the Wall Street Journal: The Old Man, His Mountains

[via Gary Sharp]