canyon exploring with Michele Angileri

Vallone del Lupolo

Vallone del Lupolo is a tributary Rio Zagarone, known among canyoneers as one of the most interesting canyons in southern Italy. The Lupolo is beautiful too, featuring majestic narrows and waterfalls. Like the Zagarone, the flow is perennial and usually more abundant than what you see in the photos (taken in 2017, year of extraordinary drought).

Name Vallone del Lupolo
Area Campania
Nearest village Calabritto
Elevation loss 270 m
Length 900 m
Highest cascade 32 m
Rock Limestone
Rating6
Shuttle No
Explored by G. Antonini, P. Santinelli, T.Bisci, S.Romani, P. Grillantini; april 16 2003

 

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I remember ...

That time our aim was the descent of Rio Zagarone. The night before, however, weather forecasts became unfavorable: there was the risk of afternoon thunderstorms.
So we opted (not without discussion) for the Lupolo, shorter than the Zagarone and with an intermediate exit to be used in case of worsening weather.

Weather remained good for the whole descent. Then, as we walked through the path that led to the car, the heavy rainstorm went off ...

Photos and video by Michele Angileri and Giorgio Ecker

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