The conquest of Mount Etna: a trek designed for experienced hikers who want to experience the thrill of climbing in toto the highest active volcano in Europe!
Half day. Meeting time: 08.00. Ending time: 19.30
Difficulty: High. Quite Technical. Actual trekking time: 10 h (>15 km) Total Altitude Drop: more than +1600 m
Meeting Point: to be agreed
Prezzo: From 99,00 € per person (*)
The tour include: Accompaniment by a geologist specialized in guided hiking in the area and a Mountain Guide for the active Creater; packed lunch including water and energy drinks; helmets and flash lights and other common materials. If you need backpacks, trekking shoes, walking sticks etc.. contact us to book it in advance!
NO EXTRA CHARHES FOR THE EXCURSION
The tour NOT include: Any transport cost to get to our meeting point or any other transfer service. we organize private transfers from Catania and the suburbs and the meeting point in collaboration with a trusted shuttle service. The shuttle service is NOT included in the quote and depend on the number of participants.
This trek is considered among the most difficult of southern Italy and is made with an authorized Mountain-Volcanological Guide. The aim is to offer the possibility to the brave adventurers to conquer the summit of the volcano without using jeeps or cable car: an authentic contact between man and the power of the volcano.
Time and place of the meeting will be agreed upon booking. The walking route starts from the north-east side of the volcano, fascinating theater of lateral eruptions and following the sharp ridge north of the Valle del Bove to the seductive and desert forms of “pizzi Deneri”. During the tour the guide will also propose introduction of Volcanology in accordance with its personal knowledge not to forget that every Sicily Wild Trekking experience also means teaching and passion. Following the paths of blacks desert of volcanic ash, in a difficult terrain and in a surreal scenario, we will go to the summit crater of the North East, the highest point in the real aim of the expedition. Once overrun the saddle at the base of the summit craters, we safely face the actual climb to the crater and we will be able to perceive and put gas constant hum that are emitted from the top. After a challenging ascent here finally the crater rim, a steaming pit overlooking the whole Sicily. The show from the top will be worth every effort made and can be said to have successfully completed a route reserved for a chosen few. A spectacular trekking with a gain in elevation more than 1,600 meters and a path between lava and ash over 16 km, the view from Europe’s highest active crater smoking gases and water vapor and then finish the adventure with a downhill breakneck speed by couloirs of volcanic ash