Climb to Stromboli
Wed 28 May 2014 08:05
They fill their tour (maximum 20 people per group) quite quickly so it's better to make reservation early in the morning or by phone.
Ask to join a group making the longer rout to the north along the Sciara d'u Fuocu ridge and passing by the "observatory" a restaurant with a night view on the north side.
It is a bit more hard than the default route but with a much better view along the climb.
The descent is common to the over route and is after having reached the summit.
Bring warm clothes, long pants, hat and wind-breaker. Necessary equipment are climbing shoes and an head light since the descent will be done after sun-set.
Is possible to rent or buy shoes and head light from a shop in the main square.
Is getting very very cold and you spend quite a bit of time not climbing but waiting for the eruptions, in our case there were about 20-30 minutes apart.