Crampons needed?: start 27 may north part


Posted: Thu, May 25, 2017, 14:01


We leave this saterday from calenzana for the north of the gr20 and are wondering if crampons and/or piolet is still needed?

Randoblog didn't update since 19 may so newer news would be welcome.

Thanks in advance


Posted: Thu, May 25, 2017, 16:58

If possible start in the South from Conca and travel without the technical stuff....lighter pack and when you reach the North what will it be...4th or 5th of June at area prior to Manganu Poles should be what you need. No two years are exactly alike. I began from the South in 2013 on the second of June and poles were all I needed. But then no Northern descent from area of Cintu to reach Ascu...different route for that stage then.




Posted: Thu, May 25, 2017, 17:05

Thanks for the reply. It's true that the conditions are changing everyday but we only got a week and the plan was to do the Northern section.


Posted: Fri, May 26, 2017, 8:36

just take trekking poles you will be fine.

axe and crampons are for extended ice sections and there shouldnt be