sell your artwork in digital format, on the internet

canyon exploring with Michele Angileri

Cascate di Trecene

On western side of Mount Gorzano, a few steep gullies go down Selva Grande valley, and join giving birth to the Fosso di Gorzano. The Fosso is known for two cascades featuring its lower part, called Trecene Falls (or Trecina Falls). In winter Trecene falls are a famous ice-climbing route, frequented since the eighties. In summer the two Trecene falls and the lower ones between the main cascades make a nice canyoning route, developing in an open valley covered by the forest.

Name Cascate di Trecene
Area Lazio
Nearest village Amatrice
Elevation loss 160 m
Length 700 m
Highest cascade 38 m
Rock marl
Shuttle No
Explored by First canyoning descent: Michele Angileri; june 12 2014


Detailed description: type your passcode  
Click here to buy passcodes
What you find in the detailed description

I remember ...

In Trecene canyon I had a silly accident that showed me one of the thousand unknown ways to get hurt while canyoning. Walking in the woods on creek's bank I put my foot on a few dead branches lying on dead leaves. Unfortunately in that point the leaves were covering a little hole, invisible from above. Pushed by foot one branch broke, the part before me jumped up hitting my face and a spike entered my left eye (if I wanted to do it on purpose I would not have made!) hitting the sclera.
Luckily the spike didn't make any cut nor left any splinter (most of the blow, light in itself, must have been absorbed by the face, evidently). In a few minutes I was able continuing the descent. As the hours passed an hematoma appeared in sclera, being reabsorbed within ten days or so. All right, then, but it could go much worse. And it is just another of the many ways in which you can hurt while canyoning.

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.

Copyright © 2002- Michele Angileri. All rights reserved.