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1915/2015 MOUNTAINS IN WAR

Messner Mountain Museum Firmian – TEMPORARY EXHIBITION 2015
 
In the course of the First World War, the two sides were dug in in the Dolomites and on the Ortlerfor three whole years. For the soldiers at the front, conditions were appalling: freezing cold, bitterhunger and deathly avalanches and rockfalls - on both sides. Fewer lives were lost to enemy actionthan to natural disasters.
 
For the last thirty years, India and Pakistan have been fighting a static war on the Siachen Glacier inthe Karakoram mountains - with the front line reaching 6000 metres above sea-level. Again it ismainly the avalanches, crevasses and subzero temperatures that kill the soldiers. And all they arefighting for is a glaciated mountain, i.e. rock, ice and thin air.
 
Reinhold Messner
 
 
 
Opening hours: The exhibition can bevisited for the whole season 2015, from the 15th of March to the 8th of November, from 10 am to 6 pm, last entrance at 5pm. Closed on Thursday.
 
 
Published on 13.03.2015
 
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