Torri del Sella towers

The Torri del Sella in the eponymous massif consist of five towers which are numbered consecutively.

The distinctive shape of the Torri del Sella consists of five rock towers which are connected to a bulky alpenstock called Lokomotive (locomotive), more than 2,400 m high. The highest tower is the Terza Torre di Sella (third tower) with 2,696 m asl. The first and second towers (Prima and Seconda Torre di Sella) are 2,533 resp. 2,598 m asl., the fourth and fifth towers (Quarta and Quinta Torre di Sella) are 2,605 resp. 2,500 m asl.

The Torri del Sella are famous climbing destinations, accessible via several via ferrata routes and short approaches. The first towers were climbed in 1899 for the first time, between 1900 and 1911 the other three Torri del Sella followed.

Well-known and a true challenge is the Torri del Sella traverse: from the first tower (Stegerkante) to the second tower (Kostnerverschneidung) and then to the third tower (Jahnführe). The tour starts on the 2,218 m high Passo Sella ridge near Selva di Val Gardena.

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