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EXCURSION IN FRONT LAVICO - ERUPTION 2017 - ETNA SUD

 

 

 

 

What are you waiting for ...? It's not every day you go to see with their own eyes, feel the warmth of a lava flow ...

 

Take the opportunity now, our mountain and Volcanological Guides, will take you safely to look closely this extraordinary spectacle that nature, the 'Etna gives us. The meeting point will be the square of the Rif. Sapienza - Etna South (1910 m. S.l.m.), then cable car up to an altitude of 2500 m s.l.m. and then begin the trek on foot up to 2850 m s.l.m. (1 hour and 30 minutes of trekking). After reaching and stationed on the lava flow until sunset, at 20:00, will start the descent to Rifugio Sapienza the duration of 2 hours, for a total length of 8 km. (It must be pretty fit, even for the long descent !!)

 

 

Detailed plan:

 

Meeting point at 15.00 at the square of the Rifugio Sapienza (Nicolosi- Etna Sud).

Departure at 15:15 with ascent by cable car up to an altitude of 2500 mt.

Start of trekking from an altitude 2,500 meters, until you reach the lava flow near Craters Barbagallo (Craters of 2002/2003), powered by an effusive mouth present at the southern base of the Southeast Crater. (Stop of about 2 hours)

At 19:30 / 20:00 departure for return to Rifugio Sapienza. Arrival expected at around 22:00.

 

Equipment required: headlamp, hiking boots, jacket, gloves and hat.

PRICE: full travel of the cable car and Alpina / Volcanological Guide for the trek: 55 € per person

For info and reservations please call our number: 3337863282

 

Notes:

- The excursion will take place within the limits provided by the relevant trade union ordinances in force.

- Minimum age 14 years

- This route depending on the type, is suitable for people in good physical health status, and sufficiently trained to walk about 400 meters difference in height, but also its long descent of 8 km, from an altitude of 2900 meters, up to 1900 meters. Not suitable for people suffering from cardio vascular diseases.

 

 

CLASSIC TOURS

 

 

 

Reach the top of a volcano, to feel his breath, his mutterings, is undoubtedly an indescribable feeling. The summit of Mount Etna can be reached from the North Slope or (Provenzana Plan) or by Versant Sud (Ref. Wisdom).

 

From the slope North ETNA - PROVENZANA PLAN

 

the ascent may be carried out in two types:

 

CLASSICAL TOUR: Up and down with 4x4 vehicles

 

Check out from Provenzana Plan (Etna North, altitude 1800 m), ascent with the means 4x4 up to an altitude of 2900 m. From here continue on foot. Visit the Central and Bocca Nuova crater. After returning to the place where the 4x4 bus had left the group and return with 4x4 vehicle to Piano Provenzana.

 

The feasibility of the excursion depends volcanic activity present and the weather conditions.

 

THE EXCURSION IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN TO CARDIOPATICI, asthmatics and hypertensive.

 

Excursion time: 2 hours and a half.

 

Difficulty: easy / medium

 

The place for the meeting with the Alpine Guide is the ticket office of the company that is located in Piano Provenzana-Etna Nord.

 

NOT MAKING RESERVATIONS.

 

THE TICKET OFFICE OPENING HOURS TO 9:00.

 

BEFORE STARTING AT ABOUT 10:00

 

THERE ARE OTHER DEPARTURES DURING THE DAY.

 

RETURN TO TREK:

 

GETTING ON WITH CASH 4X4 and DOWN ON FOOT

 

The excursion starts from Provenzana Plan, aboard buses 4x4, you will rise a few meters along the fracture createsi eruption of 2002, in about 25 minutes you will reach the floor Concazze, in a lunar landscape, will continue until the quota 2990 approx. Then walk in just under half an hour you will reach the Summit Craters, first we will visit the Central Crater and Bocca Nuova, then we will carry on Crater Northeast (the 'high), and the latter will start the descent walk in the direction of the Observatory of the Concazze Plan. After a short break, it will begin an exciting descent into the canyon of the "forty hours", that will take us directly to the Plan Provenzana.

 

Travel time: 5 hours Difficulty: medium.

 

Necessary hiking boots and mountain clothing.

 

Ability to hire locally.

 

must book

 

 

 

FROM THE SOUTH SIDE - REFUGE WISDOM

 

The climb will take place first in the cable car, then minibuses 4 × 4 to a height of 2900m in the Tower of the Philosopher area, from here after about 1.5 h of walking uphill to arrive on the brink of Bocca Nuova (3250m), which opened in 1968 , probably the most impressive crater. Circling the Bocca Nuova you find yourself on the edge of the Central Crater and from here going up a steep but short climb to the North East Crater, formed in 1911 and real summit of Etna (3340m). From the top we can enjoy a 360 ° with a look, and if the weather permits glimpse to the north the Aeolian islands. From the top we begin the descent down a steep but easy sabbione through the volcanic amphitheater of the Valle del Bove, a spectacular caldera 8km long and 4km wide, until you return to the starting point at 1900m altitude.

 

Recommended equipment: Data winds mighty Mount Etna and 'recommended the use of a windproof jacket in Gore-Tex, a pair of goggles to protect themselves from sudden gusts of wind, and of course a pair of boots from high mountain.

 

 

 

Elevation gain: 300m. descent: 400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other itineraries:

 

Great Crossing North Etna - Etna South or vice versa.

 

Ice Cave and Cave of the Raspberries

 

Monti Sartorius

 

Bottoniera 2002 - Provenzana Plan

 

 

 

Altomontana MTB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last modified onMartedì, 18 Aprile 2017 20:13

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