Hiking in the Triassic

When visiting the dolomites of northern italy, you can combine hiking, biking and climbing with scenery dominated by towering pinnacles and plateaus. This spectacular late Cenozoic mountain range, home to many well known ski resorts, consists of carbonate rocks deposited in the vast tethys Sea in the triassic, more than 200 million years ago.
This article appeared in Vol. 5, No. 3 - 2008


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