You can see a ridge with the “south shoulder” and the “east shoulder” from the southeast which are like armrests, with Valòn, an ancient glacial cirque, in the centre.
Legend has it that God, exhausted by his efforts to create the stunning Cadore mountains, completed his task with Pelmo so he could finally rest.
The mountain has two main massifs: Pelmo (3168 m) in the centre and Pelmetto (2990 m) towards the west, separated by a canyon. It is home to three Alpine refuges: the Venezia Refuge – Alba Maria De Luca (1947 m, to the east), the Città di Fiume Refuge (1918 m, to the northwest) and the Passo Staulanza Refuge (1766 m, to the west).
Pelmo also has its fair share of history. At the foot of Pelmetto, at 2050 m and not far from the Staulanza Refuge, is one of the most extraordinary paleontological sites in the Dolomites. On an enormous collapsed rock you can see the footprints left by dinosaurs on their prehistoric “walks”.