canyon exploring with Michele Angileri

Fosso di Castiglione

Descending the Fosso di Castiglione is a journey into a world made of white rock and holm oak trees, enriched by numerous little dryfalls.
Lower down, the compact white limestone is replaced by marly fractured rock, immersed in the typical woods of Sabine Mountains.

Name Fosso di Castiglione
Area Lazio
Nearest village Cottanello
Elevation loss 240 m
Length 950 m
Highest cascade 8 m
Rock limestone
Shuttle Possible
Explored by Michele Angileri; January 15th 2022


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I don't like ice in canyons. Sometimes I happened to find myself in a creekbed covered with an invisible layer of frozen humidity that made everything very slippery, exposing you to the continuous risk of falling badly, making the progression unpleasantly tiring to the point of pushing you to abandon the descent. Being in a stream in these conditions means, at best, having wasted a day.
So on cold winter days, when the shady areas are covered with frost and the puddles with a sheet of ice, the only acceptable canyoning destinations for me are dry creeks located on south-facing slopes, preferably unexplored (of course).
And sometimes on days like this a nice exploration comes out even where you don't expect it!

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