Timpa della Falconara – Spring Scrambling

In late April the highest peaks of the Apennines are still covered with snow. But wading through knee-deep and regrettably wet spring snow is anything but fun. It’s the right time instead to pay another visit to those bare and rather severe looking peaks of the eastern chain of the Pollino range. After last year’s tour de force to the summit of Timpa di San Lorenzo it seemed appropriate to drop a gear. Even more so as this year’s first spring outing would be undertaken in company.

Already acquainted with the nasty road, or dirt track, that leads from the small village of San Lorenzo Bellizzi to the really savage parts of the Pollino National Park, we took it slow and reached our trailhead at about AM 10.00 and made our way to the onset of the south ridge of Timpa della Falconara.

Although the weather was not excellent, it was a very pleasant scramble amid those heavy laden spring clouds. Here only a few impressions from this short but memorable trip: