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Escursione sull'Etna - arrampicata al vertice crateri (07 Ott)

Come parte del nostro tour da Stromboli dell'Etna, saliamo solitamente crateri sommitali dell'Etna. Nel mese di ottobre, una tempesta di neve precoce aveva appena passato prima il nostro tour, copertura di gran parte delle aree superiore dell'Etna in una coltre di neve bella.
1900m a.s.l. After a good breakfast, we start climbing Etna - the easy way... Here on the lower southern flank, most of the snow has already melted away in the still strong sun of Sicily at the end of October. October).   (c)
1900m a.s.l. After a good breakfast, we start climbing Etna - the easy way... Here on the lower sout... [info]
(1758 visti)
While some enjoy the short cable car ride from 1900 to 2450 m a.s.l. ... (c)
While some enjoy the short cable car ride from 1900 to 2450 m a.s.l. ... (c) [info]
(1499 visti)
... others prefer not to look down and around from the cabin. (c)
... others prefer not to look down and around from the cabin. (c) [info]
(1580 visti)
2900 m a.s.l. At the site of the former Torre del Filosofo mountain hut, now buried beneath the cinders from the violent eruption in 2002, the jeep road ends and we stand in front of the summit craters, Bocca Nuova and Voragine to the left and the Southeast crater on the right.  (c)
2900 m a.s.l. At the site of the former Torre del Filosofo mountain hut, now buried beneath the cind... [info]
(2170 visti)
2950 m a.s.l. We start hiking towards the Bocca Nuova. The first part only gently climbing. (c)
2950 m a.s.l. We start hiking towards the Bocca Nuova. The first part only gently climbing. (c) [info]
(1777 visti)
Our group mirrored in Rosario's sunglasses. (c)
Our group mirrored in Rosario's sunglasses. (c) [info]
(1754 visti)
The first half of the climb to Bocca Nuova is in the relatively flat area around the summit complex known as the Piano caldera (probably formed during a violend summit eruption in 122 BC). (c)
The first half of the climb to Bocca Nuova is in the relatively flat area around the summit complex ... [info]
(1794 visti)
3100 m a.s.l. Rosario points out the 1999 lava flows on the west side of Bocca Nuova.  (c)
3100 m a.s.l. Rosario points out the 1999 lava flowsinfo]
(1721 visti)
3150 m a.s.l. The last 100 meters to the Bocca Nuova's west rim are moderately steep. (c)
3150 m a.s.l. The last 100 meters to the Bocca Nuova's west rim are moderately steep. (c) [info]
(1753 visti)
We have reached the steepest section. With the frozen snow, caution is necessary. (c)
We have reached the steepest section. With the frozen snow, caution is necessary. (c) [info]
(2619 visti)
Rosario prepares footholds on the path and crushes the snow using his axe. (c)
Rosario prepares footholds on the path and crushes the snow using his axe. (c) [info]
(1739 visti)
3200 m a.s.l. Only a few meters left to climb! (c)
3200 m a.s.l. Only a few meters left to climb! (c) [info]
(2699 visti)

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