September. Weekend and neither in the mood for longer hikes nor for lying on the beach all day. As our original destination, the “Via Ferrata del Caldanello”, had been declared off-limits by a decree of the local authorities we had to come up with a new plan. The nearby Monte Sellaro (1,439m) seemed a natural choice.Read more "Scrambles on Monte Sellaro"
The third day of this year’s summer trip to the Orsomarso range would not take us to its lofty ridges or any of its splendid peaks. Instead of climbing up a mountainside we would follow the Rosa torrent up its course to the its cataracts and pools of crystal clear and icy water.Read more "The gorge of the torrent Rosa"
August already drawing to a close and, finally, the long anticipated return to the splendid Orsomarso mountains! This time, as a group of three, three exciting days of hiking through the mostly pathless wilderness. Our main destination: Monte La Caccia (1,744m), the summit closest to the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea.Read more "Monte La Caccia … twice"
Returning from my short trip to the Grand Sasso I could not withstand the temptation of a little detour and to dash up to the high plains of the Sirente range. A full traverse of the serrated and aerial ridge would take me from Sperone Tiburtini (2,128m) to Monte San Nicola (2,012m), passing the summit of […]Read more "Monte Sirente – A full traverse"
Two days of rock and clouds, in the month of August at the heart of the Grand Sasso massif. This year I’d try to combine the three via ferratas – or better, equipped trails – with the normal routes to the top of Corno Piccolo (2,655 m) and the Eastern summit of Corno Grande (2,903 […]Read more "Corno Piccolo & Corno Grande (Vetta Orientale)"
The Majella massif has many interesting facets and holds some of the highest peaks of the entire Central Apennine. Although being one of them, Monte Sant’Angelo (2,669 m / 8756 ft) is perhaps one of the loneliest peaks of this range. Rarely climbed by those heading straight for Monte Amaro, or turning earlier for Monte […]Read more "Itinerary 7: Monte Sant’Angelo (Full traverse)"
“Little do ye know your own blessedness; for to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.” ~ (Robert Louis Stevenson) ~ Here some impressions from a visit to the remnants of the monastry of Colloreto, a relaxed stroll through the water-rich Colloreto valley and along the […]Read more "From Colloreto to Sorgente della Serra"