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canyon exploring with Michele Angileri

Torrente Pizzinno

Torrente Pizzinno is a tributary of river Noce, very near to Tirreno sea. Torrent is fed by rich karst springs, giving it a large flow even in summer.
Pizzinno digs a short tight canyon, where water make dangerous whirls and cascades impossible to be rappelled under the waterflow.
In the tightest point a splendid arch of stone adds more beauty to a very beautiful place.

A short but intense canyoning trail to be done with experience and caution.

Name Torrente Pizzinno
Area Calabria, alto Tirreno calabrese
Nearest village TÚrtora
Entrance altitude (above sea level) 300 m
Exit altitude (above sea level) 230 m
Length 400 m
Longest rappel 15 m
Rock Limestone
Rating6 (summer)
Shuttle No
Explored by Michele Angileri, Andrea Monaco, Gaetano Peluso; october 6th 2001


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I remember ...

I was tired, because the day before we had explored Canale dell'Arma. I didn't trust in my forces, didn't trust in that stream with so much flow ... At the top of first waterfall I say to Gaetano and Andrea to go on without me. They go, abseil the waterfall and disappear beyond the handle. I remain some minutes there, thinking.
But in a couple of minutes Gaetano's voice calls to me: "after the waterfall it is a comfortable escape, come and see!". So I go, so at last the exploration was done by three guys!

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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