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canyon exploring with Michele Angileri

Riu di Sarcerei

While descending Sarcerei you ask yorself if this is Sardinia or the Alps.

Name Riu di Sarcerei
Area Sardegna, Ogliastra
Nearest village Gairo
Entrance altitude (above sea level) 825 m
Exit altitude (above sea level) 550 m
Length 2 km
Longest rappel 60 m
Rock a few different rock kinds
Shuttle Possible. Can do without.
Explored by Michele Angileri, Renato Donati, Andrea Pucci, Stefano Siloni; april 30 2007. The canyon had remains of old rusted bolts, showing someone else had descended it before us.


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I remember ...

We were in Sardinia to explore unknown canyons, but unfortunately weather wasn't good. Rain and showers every day, and you know canyons are the worst place to be in case of showers. So it was not easy for us to decide to try Sarcerei exploration.

We were lucky: there was only little thin rain, and all went good. Sarcerei prooved to be harder than we imagined ...
At the end, while we went up to the car under thin rain, amidst the clouds, inside a green valley of grass and high trees, we felt to be in Val d'Aosta rather than Sardinia ...

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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