These set of pages are a more thorough account of our visit to the National Park of the Majella and our climb of Monte Amaro. The National Park of the Majella is located in the province of the Abruzzo. Abruzzo is a mountainous place, with many peaks above 8000 feet. It is also known for its old castles and interesting hilltowns.
The National Park of the Majella encompasses an area known as the Maiella Massif. The mountains in this massif are generally rounded, weathered limestone, more suited to hiking than outright climbing. There are acres and acres of barren alpine terrain, perfect for trekking. We set out to climb the highest mountain in the Majella: Monte Amaro, at 9163ft (2793m).
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