Gran Zebrù

The Königspitze (Italian: Gran Zebrù; German: Königspitze) is a mountain in the Ortler Alps on the border between South Tyrol and the Province of Sondrio, Italy. It is the second highest peak in the Ortler Alps, at 3,859 meters, following Ortler.The mountain was first climbed on August 3, 1864.The mountain can be dangerous in warm weather, when the snow and ice can become unstable. The worst day for climbing fatalities occurred on August 5, 1997, when seven were killed in two separate accidents. On June 23, 2013, six were killed, also in two separate accidents. The top of the mountain Königsspitze is second from the left covered by clouds. I made this panoramic photo by merging three single shots.