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Etna Skitouring

Skitouring on Etna

"Emotional Excursion with mountaineering up to the Summit Craters (3329 meters) "

Skiing on the highest active volcano (3343 m) and larger (20 km radius) in Europe with a look at the sea is an experience that will remain in your memories! It will not be the usual skiing tour !! Etna offers a number of itineraries ranging from easy mountaineering to steep canals of great satisfaction. To discover the most fascinating and fascinating corners, entrust yourself to whom Etna has loved and attended as a child in all its seasons. And above all, you will be accompanied by mountain professionals, Alpine guides regularly registered in the Professional Alps Guidebook. The climate on Etna favors a fairly compact snow, and the inclination of slopes is also suitable for medium skiers. The routes are accessible from February to March, and often from April to May. Through the cable car you reach 2500 meters in less than fifteen minutes, allowing ski-mountaineers to continue with skis and seals and reach the summit in about three hours, being able to see closely the four craters sommitalifino at the quota of Over 3300 meters. We are in the heart of the Etna Park, the first to be set up among the Sicilian parks in 1987: its 59,000 hectares have the task of protecting a unique natural environment and the extraordinary landscape surrounding the highest active volcano in Europe To promote the eco-friendly development of local populations and communities. The Mediterranean atmosphere, the mild climate, the scents, the warm and cheerful Sicilian hospitality, the flavors of traditional and authentic cuisine will make our adventure unique in Sicily! Main Mountaineering Itineraries: Uphill to the Summit Craters The uphill to the Summit Craters is undoubtedly the most desirable skiing excursion on Mount Etna. Arriving on the edge of the highest crater in Europe with the smell of sulfur and a breathtaking panorama, it will not leave indifferent even those who are used to more demanding ski jumps ... The summit craters can be reached either from Etna South, and Starting from Etna Nord (Provencal Plan). The ascension from Etna Sud will have as its starting point, the square of the Rif. Sapienza, you can start with skiing at the foot or take advantage of the Etna Cable Car, which will take you to 2500 meters in a few minutes. From the cable car station, continue with mountaineering to reach and visit the places affected by the last eruptive event (still today is the effusive activity and paroxysms from the south-east crater), and then Continue to the summit area (3.300 m). From this point you can visit the central crater that divides into Bocca Nuova and Voragine, Southeast Crater and North-East Crater, as well as to admire a splendid view of much of Eastern Sicily, in particular the Ionian coast, and if the clarity of the horizon allows, to Calabria and the Aeolian Islands. After the visit to the summit craters, continue towards Piano Concazze, the Pizzi Deneri volcanological observatory, where a short stopping and where begins the beautiful descent along the northern slope of Mount Etna at the time of Tourist center of Piano Provenzana, as the end point of the itinerary. The descent takes place along the so-called Quarantore canal. The ascension from the Etna Nord, which is very scenic, will have the Provenzana Plan starting point, and the climbing will take place along the slopes of the area up to approximately 2400, then in the direction of Monte Dagalotto, crossing the latter, after a break The Concrete Plan will reach the North-East Crater. After visiting the summit craters, hoping for the serene atmosphere, to admire breathtaking views .. you will reach the volcanological observatory of Pizzi Deneri. After a short break, begins the wonderful descent along the northern slope of Etna, at the touristic center of Piano Provenzana, as the end point of the itinerary. The descent will take place along the so-called Quarantore canal. The Crossing of the Etna Tracks the crossing from the south side to the northern slope of Etna. The itinerary starts from the square of the Sapienza Rifugio Sud, at 1910 meters, from here with the help of the cableway up to 2500 m, you arrive at Piano del Lago, the theater of the last eruptions of Etnea. It has the seal hides, it reaches the foot of the summit craters, where the weather and volcanic conditions for the ascent will be evaluated. Then the descent towards Plan Provenzana, north side 1800 meters, will begin, passing between the Elliptical Crater and the Concrete Plane until the lifts at Monte Conca. Difference in height: + 800 m; - 1400 m Difficulty: Ms (average skier) Travel time: 6 hours Other itineraries: Itinerary for Punta Lucia After getting off from Sapie Refuge

Piano Provenzana - Etna nord

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Piano Provenzana

Crateri Sommitali - Etna (3329 m.)

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MTB Etna

Excursion on Etna MTB

Discovery Etna on MTB!!

Etna, a volcano-mountain that gives emotions, sometimes even to love, but that we, even in a strange way, continue to love and fear just because they are aware of being only guests. My is nothing but an idea or perhaps my way of interpreting Etna in the simplest way I know. I am neither a vulcanologist nor a botanist, but I have always lived on Etna where, thanks to the stories of elders, shepherds and peasants, I fell in love with this beautiful land, sterile in appearance but in fact full of fertility. My desire is to be able to convey emotions through stories or just visiting a place laden with energy so that I can give my guests a pleasing memory of the eternal journey. For many more info http://www.etnaguidemtb.it/

Piano Provenzana - Etna nord

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Piano Provenzana - Etna nord

Crateri Sommitali - Etna (3329 m.) o tanti altri itinereari...

Piano Provenzana - Etna Nord

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Etna caves

Cave and Trekking

La Grotta dei Lamponi, La Grotta dei Tre livelli, la Grotta Cassone, la Grotta della Neve e la Grotta del Gelo

Among the most fascinating attractions of the Etna volcano we find the numerous lava flow caves (over two hundred), of which some, including those with an horizontal extension, can be visited (accompanied by a guide and with appropriate equipment such as bats and light bulbs ).
Caves of this type can only be found in Europe on Etna and Iceland.
This particular type of cave is formed by swapping the lava during the castings. This process consists in the cooling and solidification of the outside of the cast, as it is in contact with the atmosphere, while the lava flow inside the casting continues to flow, maintaining its heat as in a tunnel, until it is fed . Once the casting begins to extinguish the pipeline begins to empty, leaving the place to a lava flow cave.
The length of the caves is extremely variable (from tens of meters to over a mile).
Inside the caves you can observe phenomena such as "dog teeth", or lava rolls that form along the walls, formed due to high lava temperatures.


Below are some of the most fascinating and easily accessible caves in Etna:

The Raspberry Grotto,
The Three Level Cave,
The Cave Cave,
The Snow Cave and the Grotto of the Frost, which contains a small perennial glacier.

Piano Provenzana - Etna nord

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