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Excursion summit crater Etna North

90,00 85,00

The hike on the summit craters is certainly the most fascinating that can be done on the ETNA.
During the trek it will be possible to observe the vastness of the crater depressions, impregnated with sulphates, from which the great part of the explosive activity is expressed, arousing in visitors a feeling of arcane power that other few places in the world are able to transmit.

Excursion Etna North

    • € 85
    • 6/7 ore
    • Marzo – Ottobre
    • Maximum people: 20

Ascent by 4 × 4 jeep along the panoramic road on the north side of the volcano, up to 2965 m. From this point the ascent will start on foot along a path, surrounded by bombs and volcanic slag for a total height difference of 300 meters up to the edge of the Central Crater of Etna, at an altitude of 3300 meters.
Once on the summit, we will stop to admire the greatness and uniqueness of the volcanic environment and the processes connected to it, together with the spectacle of the panorama from the roof of Sicily (visibility variable according to atmospheric and volcanic conditions).
The descent will take place on soft slag and volcanic ash passing from Piano delle Concazze 2750 mt. at the base of the Volcanological Observatory and then continue into one of the sandy gullies that make up the north-eastern slope of the volcano, surrounded by endemic plants and seasonal streams before reaching the descent track and the beech forest just above Piano Provenzana, point of arrival of our excursion.

 

Departure / Return
Piano Provenzana
Departure time
  • 09:30 / 11:30
  • kindly arrive 30 minutes before departure.
Program
  • Initial briefing and purchase of 4×4 jeep tickets.
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  • Ascent by 4 × 4 jeep from Piano Provenzana.
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  • Arrival at 2965 m.
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  • Beginning of the trek to the Summit Craters of Etna 3300 mt.
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  • Descent on land consisting of sand and volcanic slag.
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  • Arrival at Piano delle Concazze 2750 mt.
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  • Continuation of descent into the gullies of sand and volcanic ash.
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  • Arrival in Piano Provenzana 1800 mt.
Price includes
  • Volcanological or Alpine Guide
  • Helmet
Price excludes
  • K-way
  • Trekking shoes
Compulsory equipment
  • Packed lunch
  • Layered clothing
  • Trekking shoes
  • Windbreaker or down jacket
  • Helmet