System 8: Rio delle Foglie/Bletterbach

BletterbachBletterbachThe area of Rio delle Foglie/Bletterbach is located in the Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano and it’s a gorge cut by the stream Rio delle Foglie/Bletterbach (attachment 2.12). This narrow canyon is roughly limited to the northwest by the village of Aldino/Aldein, to the north by Monte Pausabella, towards the southeast by Passo di Oclini/Jochgrimm (1,989 m), towards south-southwest by Redagno/Radein and Monte Colle, and towards the west by the village of Olmi. The whole area is characterized by modest elevations compared to other Dolomitic areas. The only notable peak is Corno Bianco/Weisshorn, which is located in the eastern-most section and has an elevation of 2,317 m.

Lithological sketch representing the geometric relationships between geological units in the Rio delle Foglie / Bletterbach area.Lithological sketch representing the geometric relationships between geological units in the Rio delle Foglie / Bletterbach area.