Ascent of Monte Soro on 2020-08-15
|Date:||Saturday, August 15, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||6060 ft / 1847 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter an evening ascent of Cozzo del Pellegrino and an early morning ferry.
From SW, road badly potholed in places; I soon gave up and parked. The last 2km made a very pleasant stroll up thru meadows and cyclamen studded beechwood. Highest point appears to be a boulder 15m inside comms compound fence, standing at N fence my head was level with its top, good enough for me. Ground E side near NE corner is probably a similar height, main gate a little lower I think. 1h20 round trip.
This was the first summit of a brief visit from the mainland. Ferry tickets to Messina easy to buy online but you have to pick up a paper ticket from the ticket office once you reach the actual queue. Alternatives are to buy a ticket in arrival either from the machine or the kiosk operative.
Google Maps tried to take me from Messina to the trailhead via a completely unfeasible route (gated unpaved roads). Odd, as there's a perfectly respectable paved road route. I found a layby at about 0400 and continued a few hours later!
Monte Soro photos
Early afternoon I climbed Pizzo Carbonara.
|Summary Total Data|
| Grade/Class:||YDS 1(2)|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail|
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