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Italy : Sicilia

1.9 km (1.2 miles) S of Montalbano di Elicona, Messina, Sicilia, Italy
Approx. altitude: 917 m (3008 ft)
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Antipode: 38°S 165°W

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#2: Leaving Peter's home by car #3: Properly dressed for the expedition #4: Thicket through which we had to crawl #5: Blossoms of the chestnut tree, typical of the area #6: Both of us at the point #7: View pointing North #8: The tree at the point (facing East)... #9: View to the South #10: View to the West

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  38°N 15°E (visit #2)  

#1: The confluence point is in this gap

(visited by Captain Peter and Hans Augdoppler)

06-Oct-2001 -- Mr. Augdoppler paid me a visit at Taormina. At 1130CEST we left my home by car and went via the villages of Francavilla di Sicilia / Moio Alcantara and Roccella Valdemone to the Monte Castelazzo road crossing. Contrary to my first attempt we proceeded a little bit more, in order to find a way down to the gap were we supposed the point to be.

Hans drove the car down a winded dirt road until there was no longer a chance to proceed. Then we dressed properly and started to crawl several hundreds of meters through dense thicket with thorny plants.

Finally we found the point. There is a tree where we fixed our plate. This is the view towards East, too.

We duly made the other directions, please note the fascinating variety of a Sicilian thicket forest in the Peloritani Mountains region! (North, South, West).

The typical fruit in the area is the chestnut tree. Here you see the chestnut blossom.

It was a hard point to make but I am glad to having converted my attempt into a successful visit with Hans' help.


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#1: The confluence point is in this gap
#2: Leaving Peter's home by car
#3: Properly dressed for the expedition
#4: Thicket through which we had to crawl
#5: Blossoms of the chestnut tree, typical of the area
#6: Both of us at the point
#7: View pointing North
#8: The tree at the point (facing East)...
#9: View to the South
#10: View to the West
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