Etna gives us an extraordinary day for our first ski mountaineering of the season. The contrast between the snow, the explosions of the north-east crater, the view of the Aeolian Islands and a sunset on the Cyclops stacks give us unique emotions

They call her Mamma Etna. To the inhabitants of the eastern part of Sicily, the stillactive volcano is a neighbour they sometimes fear. Nevertheless, they enjoy living on the slopes strewn with black rocks.