Punta di a Vacca (Tower III)
|Range/Region:||Italian Peninsula and Islands|
|Nearest major airport:||Ajaccio,Bonifacio|
Thanks to Rick Kieffer for adding this peak.
Starting from the Col de Bavella you climb 45 minutes ( first following the GR20 and then the Alpine Variant marked with YELLOW waymarkers to the Col de l'Oiseau. This is a very picturesque ascent.The trail descends past the face of Tower I( Punta di l'Acellu)and then past Tower II (Punta di l'Ariettu). DO NOT CLIMB TO THE GAP BETWEEN TOWER I AND II.During this stretch, there is a chain to help negotiate the steep section.Skirt around the base of Tower III by following yellow markers to the right untill reaching the col between Tower III and IV.1 hour from the Col de l'Oiseau.From here, you need only about 15 minutes to scramble up to the highest point (cairns,easy scrambling,Grade 1+)of Tower III. Return by the same route or complete the loop on a never-ending trudge back via the RED AND WHITE marked GR 20.
Thanks to Rick Kieffer for this description.