Etna 2016

Winter 2016 Beni Böhm, Schorsch Nickaes and Patrick Jost were planning a spectacular speed ascent from the sea to the peak of the Etna ( 3500 m ) in one push. None of the three highly experienced mountaineers have ever climbed an active volcano.

The starting shot for the ‘Etna Speed Rush’ was on the grey beach of San Marco. The first 30 km they covered the distance walking on a tar-road that seemed never to end, after that  it went up steep through slippery grass-slopes and pulverulent volcano-sand which made it difficult to move forward. After that the ski-tour started through snow compressed by the wind and ice. All over sharp lava-rocks and -dust. At the peak all the effort was rewarded. The view from above to the starting-point at the beach, where a few hours ago between lemon- and orange-trees the trip started, was impressive. A scenery of the sea, ice, storm and fire – the speed-ascent ton the Etna was absolutely unique!

"Europe is so versatile and offers spectacular possibilities for ‘from sea to summit’ in one day. The Etna is extraordinarily appealing being so white sitting on Sicily like a throne."
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