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Ski Mountaineering with a Group on Mount Etna in Sicily (3 days)

Join IFMGA aspirant guide Marco for a thrilling 3 day ski mountaineering adventure on the famous Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy.

Group

3 Days

Feb

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Spend 3 days ski mountaineering on beautiful Mount Etna in Sicily.
  • Also enjoy great ascents of Pizzi Deneri and Montagnola.
  • Enjoy fantastic views and skiing on the highest volcano in Europe.

Description

At an astounding 3,340 meters, Mount Etna in Sicily is an amazing sight to behold. The highest volcano in all of Europe, its impressiveness is rivaled only by its beauty. And on this 3-day trip, you will not just get to admire the great volcano you will get to enjoy thrilling ski mountaineering on it.

The first day of this adventure will begin when you arrive at Catania. Once there, you will transfer to the Sapienza Refuge (1,910m). From there, we will climb to Montagnola (2,700m). At this point you will get to enjoy some amazing views and skiing. When evening approaches, we will take a bus to Linguaglossa, where we will spend the night in a comfortable B&B.

On the second day of the trip, we will make our way to the south crater of Mount Etna, where you can enjoy hours of amazing skiing and views before we return to the B&B at Linguaglossa.

Finally, on the third day of the trip, we will take a panoramic tour along the shoulder of Pizzi Deneri to the Citelli Shelter (1,740m). Afterwards, we will climb Pizzi Deneri (2,847m) before taking a transfer back to Catania.

Throughout this 3-day tour, you will get to see, explore and experience Mount Etna. To enjoy this amazing experience for yourself, just send me a request. I look forward to guiding you.

I can also take you ski mountaineering trip in the Brenta Dolomties on this 5-day trip.

Prices per person

Price last updated by the guide on: Oct 21, 2022

Group of 1

EUR 2000 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1000 Each

Group of 3

EUR 700 Each

Group of 4

EUR 550 Each

Group of 5

EUR 400 Each

Group of 6

EUR 400 Each

Group of 7

EUR 400 Each

Group of 8

EUR 400 Each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include transportation, meals, guide expenses and accommodation.

For people who do not have their own ski mountaineering equipment, you can rent what you need in Linguaglossa.


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Details

Accommodation

A comfortable B&B in Linguaglossa.

Meeting point

Catania

About the guide

My name is Marco Bigatti, nicknamed “Il Biga”. I was born in Milan, I started climbing in 2006 and since then I have not been able to tear myself away from the vertical world. I turned my passion into a job, becoming Mountain Guide in October 2017, the first mountain guide that lives all the year in Sardinia.
I experience the mountains from a 360-degree point of view. I have practiced all disciplines of climbing in the Alps: rock climbing, alpinism, ice climbing , as well as ski mountaineering.

In addition to alpinism, I love pure sport climbing, seeking out the best climbing sectors throughout the entire Alpine range. But it was in Sardinia that I found a paradise of crags, in particular in the south-west of the island, where you are able to enjoy all types of climbing throughout the year.
I offer climbing day or trips for beginners or experienced climbers who need a guide, multipitch packages for those who want to live an alpine experience, climbing courses, all-inclusive climbing holiday with accommodation in our nice B&B by the sea, guided trekking and mountain biking tours.

Languages

Italian | English

Certificates

UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Italy


What people are saying about Marco Bigatti

Cozette Lehman

1.00

November, 2022

I spent a lot of money to fly to this location and to stay multiple nights at the guide’s b&b. If I had known I would only spend two hours doing one multi-pitch climb (and not the Pan de Zucchero climb I had paid for), I would’ve saved my money and gone elsewhere with another guide. As a result, I will not be using Explore-Share guides in the future if this is the model. In addition to a very short day climbing, the second day I had planned to add on was canceled when my guide had a stomach ache. He did not refer me to any other guides in the area. I was a woman on my own without transportation on an island in a remote town with a population of 700 people. As a consolation, I spent the day at a nearby beach where a local proceeded to grope and sexually assault me. When I mentioned this to Marco before leaving on my last morning in town, his irreverence was disappointing to say the least.

Richard Beck

5.00

October, 2022

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Rosemarie daly

5.00

July, 2022

Fantastic experience. Thank you Marco!

Cally Archibald

5.00

July, 2022

We had the BEST day climbing with Marco in the Masua Cliffs. It was our first multi pitch so I was a little nervous but Marco made the whole experience seem so relaxed and fun. He was super professional and adjusted easily to suit our level, and sang me lots of songs when I got scared 😅. The climb itself was amazing. Because it was our first time we did an easier 5c route but it had lots of fun challenges - crack, slab, chimney. For me it was super technical and fun. The abseil down was one of the most spectacular feelings I have ever experienced. I will remember it forever. Grazie Marco for a great introduction to outdoor climbing. We can't wait to get more experienced and come back to stay longer and do some of the harder routes.

Christian Schlegel

5.00

June, 2022

Marco is a gentleman and a very conscientious guide. He was prepared and always ahead of the game. We will try to go climbing with him again. Thanks Marco! The choice of route was an alternative due to closure on the Pan di Zucchero. It did provide a similar experience from what we can tell. So far I like the Explore-Share Service. It has been efficient and uncomplicated with reminders and an easy way to put us in contact with our guide.

Ping-hsuan Shen

5.00

October, 2021

Really good experience booking via Expore and Share. We've been in contact with several companies to arrange a climbing class but non of them were able to book a guide for us, Expore and Share managed. Put guide Marco was super friendly and experienced, we strongly recommend him.

Alessio Pinna

5.00

March, 2020

Dear All Due to Coronavirus situation we couldn’t do the excursion, can I please get a refund? Regards Alessio Alessio

Elena Ntagka

5.00

September, 2019

Marco was an excellent guide! Our communication before, during and after the tour was excellent which helped us be very well prepared and enjoy our adventure. Furthermore, he was very well prepared and supported us thought the tour. I'd highly recommend this tour with Marco!

Theo Williams

5.00

September, 2019

Marco was an excellent guide. He made both my girlfriend and I feel very relaxed and safe, whilst pushing us when needed. Would highly recommend!

DeVette Taylor - Scripps

5.00

July, 2019

Marco, was simply amazing! Very helpful and accommodating especially with working with our schedule. He pushed us all to be keep going(and watch our footing)!

Mary Claire Sheridan

5.00

July, 2019

Really enjoyed the Pan Di Zucchero, perfect for beginner climbing like myself. Marco was a great guide, lovely to chat too and I felt really safe during the climb.

Franz Both

5.00

July, 2019

Marco is a perfect climbing guide. He takes maximum care of his guest. I felt absolutely safe all the time. He knows the local area best and finds always shadowy routes which was very important at this time 34°C.

Ryan

5.00

September, 2018

The multipitch we did at Pan di Zucchero with Marco was fantastic. A great spot to climb, with amazing views. Marco was also a great guide – friendly, experienced, and willing to pick us up from our accommodation which was very helpful.

Helene Steuer

4.00

September, 2018

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