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Monte Canin – geomorfologia glaciale (1 day) / Pre Conference excursion – 10 September

September 10


Min. participants: 20 (refunded if the minimum is not reached)

Sunday 10: Demanding hike to Mount Canin – in case of bad weather, short tour close to the Gilberti Hut seeking glacial deposits and glaciokarst features

Guides: Renato R. Colucci (Institute of Polar Science, CNR); two mountains guides.

From the small mountain village of Sella Nevea (1124 m), in the Julian Alps, a cable car will bring the group up to the Gilberti Hut (1830 m). From here, thanks to a rather demanding hiking walk (about 450 m in altitude), we will reach after almost 1.5-2 hours the terminal moraines of the Canin glacier (2200 m a.s.l). All the area is characterized by well-preserved sets of Holocene moraines and glacial geomorphologies, in a typical high altitude glaciokarst landscape.
In case of unfavorable weather, a shorter path close to the Gilberti hut will allow the group to see a small glacial body from the Little Ice Age but still active, as well as several glaciokarst features in the area.

Lunch: bring your own lunch
Difficulty: demanding
Equipement: Good mountain shoes, Raincoat, Technical clothes

6:00 am: Departure from Trieste – Piazza Oberdan.
8:00 – 8:30: Arrival in Sella Nevea (1124 m).
9:00 – 9:30: Cable car up to Gilberti hut (1830 m).
Hike of about 2 hours (demanding)
up to the terminal moraines of
Canin glacier
12:00: Lunch
14:00 – 14:30: Return to Gilberti hut and Sella Nevea
16:00 – 16:30: Departure for Trieste
18:30 – 19:00: Arrival in Trieste (in time for the icebreaker of INSTANT Conference)

Fees include:

  • Bus renting
  • The support of 2 Alpine guides
  • Cable car to/from Gilberti hut

Fees do not include:

  • lunch on Sunday 10.
  • other personal expenses
  • individual insurance
  • equipment


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