How to Mount Etna in Sicily
- Published on May 12, 2017
- Italian travel expert Brandon shows you how to get to the top of Mt. Etna.
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This is how you get up to the first level, which is what we’re doing right now. In a few minutes, I’ll be able to show you some of the beautiful scenery around us. We’re at base camp right now. There’s already a lot of snow on the ground, that’s why we’re bundled up warmly.
We’re at stage two on the lift up to the volcano at Etna. There’s snow all around us at the moment. We’re basically up with the clouds right now.
As you can on the right hand side, what’s going to happen is now in about 15 minutes, we’re going to take off in these jeeps, which I’ll show you right now. Kind of an off-road version of the jeep. That’s going to take us up even higher. Right now, I believe we’re at 2,500 meters. In the next step, I don’t even know how high this is going to be, but it’s going to be pretty high.
Guys, I am at 9,000 feet right now, on the top of the crater. Actually, you can hear the wind going by. It’s crazy on top here. It’s extremely cold. I can’t feel my hands. The sun is still burning down, and actually we’re right above the cloud. Right behind me is the massive crater. One of the few that we’re allowed to actually go up to after the bus-stop by foot. I can’t even feel my mouth. It’s so cold up here now. I want you guys to go to see this.
Now, I’m inside of the crater. It’s just a really cool feeling to say, “Yes, I’ve been inside of the biggest volcano in Europe.” I still can’t feel my mouth very much. The wind is bitter cold on top up here.
We survived the volcano crater. Now, we’re back in the jeep and we’re going back down. I’m going to film a little bit of the drive down in the jeep, to give you an idea of what it’s like coming up Mount Etna by the jeep. Some people actually do it by foot. Crazy.
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