Planning, preparation and travel
We'd timed our visit in May/June; after this it gets a bit hot for the best climbing. We usually plan to visit with other couples. This time it was with a couple (Simon and Doranne) from Malta with their son and another couple. Five of the seven of us climb. Simon had arranged for some other climbers to join us for part of the week too.Main issue here is getting the climbing kit weight just down to Ryanair's constraints. It is a major failure if you do not use every kg of your allowance. A 70m rope, harness, chalk, quickdraws and climbing shoes go in. Some of the multi-pitch routes might need some nuts and slings as well. Oh, I suppose we'd better take some clothes and undies too! One case only - so it's all in a rucksack.
The Ryanair flight arrived on time; so we had to suffer the annoying jingle on landing.
Trapani airport is about an hour's drive away from San Vito (provided you do not go into Trapani itself). As usual, we hire the smallest car in the range. Four up and luggage gets even more cramped when we add about 6 shopping bags at the supermarket half way there.