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canyon exploring with Michele Angileri

Fosso di Macrana

Canyon of Fosso di Macrana is situated in the mounts on southern side of Fucino plain. This nice canyoning trail, not long nor short, easy but not banal, is a good chance for immersing into the typical sceneries of Abruzzo canyons, especially if done in spring, when water flows through the whole canyon.

Name Fosso di Macrana
Area Abruzzo, Fucino
Nearest village Lecce nei Marsi
Entrance altitude (above sea level) 1250 m
Exit altitude (above sea level) 1050 m
Length 1300 m
Longest rappel 16 m
Rock Limestone
Rating2 (spring)
Shuttle Needed.
Explored by Michele Angileri, Gaetano Peluso; june 1998


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Our perception of reality depends on our maturity level. We don't see reality as is, because our mind immediately give meanings to what our senses perceive. Our picture of reality is made only of what has or could have a meaning to our mind. All the rest simply doesn't exsist in our reality.
This happens everytime, in every perception. This happens when descending an unknown canyon too. So the first time Gaetano and I descended the Macrana canyon we saw a canyon not for what it really was, but for what our mind could understand. We descended a very easy canyon, few waterfalls, open gorge, all in all few interesting.

We went there again 8 years after. We needed an easy canyon to let Virginia take confidence again with rope and descender after a 4 years stop, to let Costanzo have his first swim in a canyon, to let me take some photographs to show in this website. But mind changes in 8 years, more features can be understood. As a result we saw a different Macrana canyon, longer, more fascinating, harder, more interesting. A typical fragment of Abruzzo worth to be discovered.

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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