Yesterday to escape from the Roman heat (38 degrees celsius all day …) my 12 year old son Emilio and I decided to take the car and go camping in Abruzzo at high altitude and the next day to climb a mountain of at least 2000 meters. to try a little fresh. We have chosen the Monte Camicia I/AB-310, a splendid summit of 2564 meters. of the Gran Sasso group, which can be reached in about two hours by car from Rome. Yesterday we arrived at around 17:00 at the base of the mountains and we looked for a place to be able to place our tent. We climbed up to 1780 meters. near a splendid wood and not too far from a source of water. The night was splendid, we were awakened at 5:00 by dawn and by the cries of a young chamois very close to our tent. After having breakfast and recovering some fresh water around 8:30 we left for the top, the difference in height is 1000 meters. and it is therefore a long and demanding climb. Once we reached the top, we finally enjoyed fresh air and a splendid panorama. I rigged my fishing rod and Elecraft Kx3 and did 27 qso cw / ssb using 30 and 20 meters.
The propagation was not the best and the top of the summit was filling up with people (asking me too often why there was a fishing rod … as always) and then we went down towards the valley. Overall a beautiful weekend in the mountains, waking up in the mountains is a feeling that I want to redo as soon as possible!