Pizzo Carbonara

  • Pizzo Carbonara
  • 1979 m
  • Prominence 1196 m
  • Difficulty: YDS class 1.
  • Location: Sicily
  • Location: North 37.89410, East 14.02544 (GPS)
  • Climbed: June 13, 2022


How to get there:
This mountain is located in a local park named Parco delle Madonie. Good access from A-19, then SS-120. The trailhead parking is located at N37.87924, E14.02845, elevation about 1640 meter.
A quick summary of the peaks climbed in Italy 2022.
Continue the road a short distance west, then a clearly marked trail forks uphill to your right hand side. Follow this trail (marked with paint all the way) to the summit. The summit is marked with a pile of rocks and a sign with the name and elevation.
I left the trailhead around 1035, easy trail. However, when it started a slight descent, I decided to look at my GPS. It showed that Rob W. had taken a right in a previous trail fork. I returned, then followed this track. That turned out to be a mistake. Rob's route did not have any trail, quite a lot of rocks, no serious issues. I arrived on top approximately one hour after departure and enjoyed the views for about 15 minutes. Two young guys from France arrived and I helped taking a summit picture. On descent, I followed the trail, well marked all the way. Back down after slightly less than an hour.
I drove back via the village of Petralia Sottana. Nice, old and original. I almost got stuck in a narrow street, squeezed through with only centimeter margins. Back at the hotel around 1400.