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canyon exploring with Michele Angileri

Riu Brecca

By its confluence in river Flumendosa, Riu Brecca flows through a majestic canyon that has a lot of beautiful spots and only a few technical difficulties.

Name Riu Brecca
Area Sardegna, Salto di Quirra
Nearest village San Vito
Entrance altitude (above sea level) 185 m
Exit altitude (above sea level) 10 m
Length 1400 m
Longest rappel 30 m
Rock Metamorphic sandstone
Shuttle Possible, not indispensable
Explored by Michele Angileri, Guido Biavati, Daniela Pinna, Elisabetta Pinna, Andrea Pucci: april 3 2011


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I remember ...

It had gone wrong before, two times ...

The first was in november 2010: a failure in Guido's car left us on the road to San Vito. We spent the whole day to bring Guido and his car back to Cagliari, and that was our last day in Sardinia ...

The second time was in march 2011. Our canyoning programs were heavily changed by 20 hours of continuous rain. The streams we had planned to explore were charged by cube meters of flow. Riu Brecca had something less than one cube meter per second of muddy water rumbling down ... We gave up.

At last, in april we had the third chance, and it was the right one!

Photographs in this website show ultralight ropes (6 mm ropes made of high tenacity fibers). Read multimedia book Ultralight ropes canyoning technique to learn how to use them.

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