From May and throughout the summer, excursions are possible reaching Campo Imperatore from Assergi, a small village near the Gran Sasso, either through a road ( 30 km) or in five minutes by cableway, then follow an easy path up to Monte Scindarella (a paradise for skiers in winter) 2250 mt a.s.l., to enjoy the view of all the mountains of the chain.
Ascent to Monte Corno
Altitude: min. 2114 mt.
Altitude difference: 810 mt.
Ascent time: 3.15 hours
Descent time: 2 hours
Itinerary with yellow-red signals.
Starting Point: Albergo di Campo Imperatore
Main Attractions: The excursion offers astounding, unforgettable views of high-mountain landscapes. As the song goes "So' sajitu aiu' Gran Sassu, so' remasto ammutulitu, me parea che passo passo se sajesse aj'infinitu" (I climbed up the Gran Sasso, I was speechless, it seemed to me one step after the other i was climbing to infinity").
At the end of the climb, you leave on your left the turning to Sella dei Due Corni [No. 7 on the map], and climb straight upwards, always following the CAI signals, along hard grainy terrain to the top 2914 (1.15 hours) [No. 8 on the map]. The view is astounding: Corno Piccolo, Pizzo Intermesoli, Monte Aquila, Piana di Campo Imperatore and to the east the hills of the province of Teramo and the Adriatic Sea. On very clear days with binoculars you'llbe able to see Rome and the Thyrrhenian Sea. Between the Western and the Eastern summits of the Corno Grande you will see the Calderone glacier, the Southernmost in Europe. Then you'll come down along the same itinerary, and two hours later you'll be back at the Albergo campo Imperatore.