Photo of the Day: Climbing in the Dolomites

climbing in the dolomites photo© Daniel H. Bailey/Corbis

Located in north-eastern Italy, the Dolomites are a craggy extension of Europe's Alps. The mountains are considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, classified as such for their natural beauty and the geologic significance of the area.

The Dolomites have long been the center of Italian alpinism. Here, a climber looks down onto the glacier below.

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