150 years from the first ascent of Sassolungo - Exhibition
Paul Grohmann was born in Vienna on 12 June 1838 and is considered one of the most important mountaineers of the 1860s and 70s. From 1856 onwards, he regularly visited mountains and ascended countless summits. He turned to the Dolomites in 1862. He took it upon himself to record the massifs’ altitudes. And so, on 13 August 1869, he headed from Ortisei with two mountain guides, Franz Innerkofler and Peter Salcher, towards Selva Val Gardena. The Sassolungo was considered impregnable at the time due to the dangerous rock slides and the lengthy time required for the ascent. This didn’t stop Grohmann: the risky expedition was a success and, together with Innerkofler and Salcher, he made it to the top of the summit against all odds. A sensational and trailblazing conquest if there ever was one: Paul Grohmann had made a valuable contribution to mountaineering history.