Ascent of Pizzo Carbonara on 2012-05-10
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Thursday, May 10, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6493 ft / 1979 m|
Ascent Trip ReportHot sun and blue sky notwithstanding, quite extensive snowfields still blocked the path from the quarry car park. I skirted onto the ridge to get above the snow and found the way barred by a tangle of dwarf beeches. attempted to get through these, I was upended by a springy branch, landing quite heavily on my chest. Retreating and taking another route by the now roofless Sicilian Alpine Society hut, I managed to find a way through the vindictive little trees and onto a summit ablaze with golden asphodel. Etna to the south-east, a wild mountainscape west and too much haze to make out the Aeolian islands to the North. Made a circuit via the wonderfully-named Pizzo Antenna Grande and bouldery descent to the main track that meets up with a geological trail near the ski resort buildings.
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| Route Conditions:||Snow on Ground|
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