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Direttissima {f} most direct route; direttissima [Br.] (mountaineering)

die Direttissima nehmen to take the most direct route

in der Direttissima taking the most direct route

Sollen wir die Serpentinen ausgehen oder die Direttissima nehmen? Shall we follow the switchbacks or take the direct route/direttissima [Br.]?

Beim Flug zum Merkur kann man nicht die Direttissima nehmen, man muss sich dem Planeten in einer ausgeklügelten Spirale nähern. You cannot take the most direct route to Mercury, you have to approach the planet in a sophisticated kind of spiral.

Von da an ging es in der Direttissima Richtung Gipfelkreuz. From that point on we took the straightest route/direttissima [Br.] to the cross on the summit.

Sie gingen querfeldein durch den Wald, in der Direttissima durch Unterholz und Gestrüpp. They cut across country through the wooded area, making a beeline for their destination, through underbrush and thickets.