The Croda del Becco, whose summit is 2818 meters high, is part of the Braies Dolomites. Thanks to its position it marks the border between the Ampezzo and Tyrolean territories, and delimits the northernmost point of the municipality of Cortina. At the foot of its northern side is the famous lake of Braies. Its Italian name “Croda del Becco” derives from the fact that along the slopes of this relief, a large community of ibex thrives; its German name “Seekofel” simply means “Peak on the lake” (of Braies); Ladin denominations, on the other hand, have two different origins (taken from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia):
- the name Sass dla Porta has mythological origins; in fact, it derives from the saga of the Reign of the Fanes, an ancient realm of Ladin mythology that would have existed in the current Dolomite valleys in time immemorial. Every year, on a full moon night, the few survivors of the Fanes people, destroyed by the greed of a usurper king, come out of the enormous natural hole dug in the rock of the mountain and travel by boat around the lake of Braies, guided by his own queen and by Lujanta, the mythical heroine .