This is a panorama taken from the top of Sass Pordoi, which is one of the most visited mountains of the Dolomites. It is 2952m high and a cable-car leads up from the road pass Passo Pordoi / Pordoijoch to its summit. There is a restaurant there and a lookout platform, famous for its views towards the Marmolada and Langkofel Groups. The cable-car is free hanging – meaning that there are no pillars on the entire 800m ascent. Sass Pordoi is one of the southern ramparts of the huge bulk of the Sella Group.
The mountain is directly connected to the Sella plateau – the desert-like karst moonscape which makes up a big percentage of the whole group. There are only two faces – one on the southern, one on the western side. Both are vertical, the western face rises for 800m out of Val Lasties while the south face is divided in two parts by the famous Sella ring-band, a giant ledge which surrounds the whole group.