Summit Crater 3350 m - 13 - 16 km trekking
Now that we have acclimatised and our legs are well prepared, we have a tough day climbing to the trekking summit of Mt Etna, the highest and most active volcano in Europe. We head directly north trekking for 8km on the steep slopes of the mountain. After about 4hrs we will have lunch with superb views over much of the southern part of the island. The weather here is often windy and harsh and we are almost certainly climbing over a pristine layer of snow to Etna’s Refugio Alpino at 2900m. This year Etna has erupted 5 times already and from the safe areas it is an incredible sight. From here it’s a direct steep descent back to our refuge at 2000m. On arrival we take a transfer to our comfortable hotel in the centre of Catania and this evening we have a great celebratory meal to mark the end of an incredible challenge.
Meals: B,L,D Accom: Hotel