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Ascent to Monte Cinto

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Ascent to Monte Cinto
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Monte Cinto 2,706 m above sea level (Corsican Monte Cintu) is the highest mountain on the island of Corsica, in France. It is located in the Haute-Corse department between the Asco valley in the north and the Golo valley in the south. On the south side of the mountain is the mountain lake Lac Cinto.

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Monte Cinto

We start from the Lozzi campsite 1040 m above sea level. A challenging all-day hike awaits us with a total elevation gain of almost 1700 m above sea level. After visiting the top of Monte Cinto 2706 m above sea level, we take a sightseeing tour and so on we continue to the lake Lac du Cinto and from there we descend back to the camp Lozzi. The whole tour took us 12 hours, but I believe that more capable individuals can handle it faster :-)

Lozzi 1040 m

In the evening we set up tents at the Lozzi camp, where our ascent will begin.

Lozzi 1040 m
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Exit from the camp

The beginning of the ascent is after a fairly wide road to which a car would pass … in the photo on the right

Exit from the camp
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The first rays of the morning

..the ascent begins with the first rays of the morning and from the wide path we reach a small climb along a grassy meadow …

The first rays of the morning
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Long ascent

..whoing for us for the whole day .. we leave the camp at 5:00 in the morning..the sun will not wait long …

Long ascent
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Ascent to Monte Cinto

..we reconnect to a wide path .. we pass cows already grazing on the slopes …

Ascent to Monte Cinto
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1st point in sight ...

.. the first point is a wooden „shed“ where the cows from the pasture have a shelter and it is the last place where you can drive ..

1st point in sight ...
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Erco 1650 m

the first longer break was at the cottage „Erco – 1650“, where there is a washroom and sanitary facilities .. there is probably the possibility of accommodation, but during our exit the cottage was closed … in the photo we are already climbing further from the cottage Erco. the ascent path begins, which is led in the rubble and further on the cypress …

Erco 1650 m
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Ascent to Monte Cinto

..after a long time of climbing in the rubble we get to the first rocks, where sometimes we have to help ourselves with our hands and then the hike is much more interesting for nice views …

Ascent to Monte Cinto
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Ascent to Monte Cinto

..before the top there is a place to rest .. it should be noted that there are almost no markings on the way, the orientation is perhaps only possible according to the little stone men, who sometimes appear …

Ascent to Monte Cinto
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The summit of Monte Cinto 2706 m

..after a long and strenuous climb, we take top photos …

The summit of Monte Cinto 2706 m
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Views from the top

… the „Calacuccia“ dam can be seen from the top …

Views from the top
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Zoom in :-)

.. views from Monte Cinta to the sea …

Zoom in :-)
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Sea views?

.. in nice sunny weather, it is possible to see the sea …

Sea views?
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Top views ..

..weather for 1 *

Top views ..
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Via Lac Cinto

from the top we set off on the way back around Lac du Cinto, it's a very beautiful place, but the way to it seems quite challenging to me, the weather wishes us, I feel that it is at least 40 degrees …

Via Lac Cinto
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Via Lac Cinto

.. the head covering is important, otherwise the sun would burn us ..

Via Lac Cinto
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We descend to Lac du Cinto

..sometimes there is a slight climb … somewhere I-II is mentioned … just like before the top, here we help each other with our hands ..

We descend to Lac du Cinto
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Another peak

..we have another peak with views ..

Another peak
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In the rubble to the lake

… we are waiting for an unpleasant descent in endless rubble for me …

In the rubble to the lake
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Stony rubble

… we descend to the rubble in Lac du Cinto …

Stony rubble
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Lac du Cinto

.. we take a break by the lake, some bathing enthusiasts, but the lake is directly icy …

Lac du Cinto
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Descent from the lake

..the descent is no longer difficult from Lac du Cinto …

Descent from the lake
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Descent from the lake

..a wide valley to the east to the hut of Erc. We proceed along a stream flowing out of the lake …

Descent from the lake
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Erco 1650 m

… a view from the Erco hut after a full day hike … and we are still waiting for the descent to the camp …

Erco 1650 m
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The valley to the camp Lozzi

..the legs are barely dragging on me: D

The valley to the camp Lozzi
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To Lozzi

..last sections of the descent … we are already from „Erca“ on the same route as in the morning on the way out … and we are looking forward to the camp :-)

To Lozzi
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