The Euringer between Santner and Sciliar
You can find the Euringer, a mountain in the Dolomites, at the southwestern edge of the Alpe di Siusi in South Tyrol. The Santner is located in the north of the Euringer and if you look in the southern direction, you see the Sciliar.
With a height of 2.394 meters above sea level the Euringer characterizes, together with the Santner, the unmistakable appearance of the massif of Sciliar.
The Euringer - in Italian: Punta Euringer - gets their name from Gustav Euringer, the first ascent of the mountain.
The striking massif of Sciliar with Euringer and Santner today are the promotional Ambassador number one for the holiday region in this region. The distinctive view of this mountain range is the poster child of the western Dolomites and is to see on or in numerous advertising media therefore.
The first ascent
Euringer Gustav (1854-1922), a mountaineer from Augsburg (Germany), ascended together with Bernhard G. Battista for the first time the Euringer in 1884. Thus, the two climbers are considered as the first ascent of Euringer which they defeated from the south wall (third level of difficulty). Gustav Euringer is also the name patron.
How as Gustav Euringer described in his statement, which appeared in the reports of the German and Austrian Alpine Club (short: D. u Ö.A.V.), the two climbers passed from the notch of the Sciliar over some low peaks and rock-pinnacles. Firstly the route goes into the depths and finally to the foot of the Euringer rock. Over a steep and sometimes very difficult chimney the two climbers came to a ridge, which leds over crumbling rocks to the peak. Gustav Euringer and G. Battista Bernhard took one hour 45 minutes for the route from the foot of the peak.
On 10/13/1895 Hermann Delago conquered the Euringer by a route, of which he had the opinion that he was the first one who chose this route. The way, that chooses Hermann Delago, runs more southerly than the route has chosen by Gustav Euringer and G. Battista eleven years earlier. He is fundamentally different from that route.
In 2009, the UNESCO recognized the most of the Dolomites as a World Heritage. Therefore the entire massif of the Sciliar with the Euringer is part of the UNESCO-World Heritage.
The Euringer consists of Sciliar dolomite (Schlern dolomite). This rock is composed of a coral reef and coral and algae. The Sciliar dolomite was formed during the retreat of the Tethys Sea, the prehistoric ancient Mediterranean. This means that the Euringer – like the whole massif of the Sciliar – developed over millions of years.
The Euringer is part of the Natural Park Sciliar-Catinaccio, which was founded in 1974 and aims to protect and obtain this precious piece of nature.