canyon exploring with Michele Angileri
The great Fiumara Saraceno, the most beautiful among the fiumare in northmost ionian side of Calabria, originates from a few creeks that go down
the steep slopes of mount Sparviere, made of sandstone, marl and flysch. These rocks are easily broken up, and it is this feature to make possible the
genesis of the fiumare, the very large river beds made of debris that are typical in Calabria. For the same reason rocks are not good for
I remember ...
It was Nino La Rocca who told me about the canyon of Saraceno. Of course I went there, bottom-up the first time. I climbed the whole canyon, till the bottom of the only cascade that requires the rope. Next time I went there top-down and I bolted the waterfall, which had no previous anchors.
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