canyon exploring with Michele Angileri
Gole di Umbriatico: A Loscia
Hidden among the hills of Presila, not far from Crotone, Umbriatico village rises on a rocky hill surrounded by canyons. The tall sandstone walls all around
make the like a natural fortress, a huge castle with moats 100 to 200 meters deep. The only road to Umbriatico can reach the village only by a bridge!
The main Umbriatico canyon is on eastern side of the hill. It's called "Loscia", that means "Slit".
I remember ...
I passed by Umbriatico for the first time in 1991, while going to explore
Anyone who passes by Umbriatico cannot fail to notice the canyons but, of course, cannot say if they are interesting canyoning routes.
It was only years later that I realized the rock in upper Umbriatico valleys was not tender sandstone but tough gneiss, perfect for hosting
narrows and cascades.
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