“If you are a free man, then you are ready for a walk” These words were written by Henry David Thoreau, who left his home of Concord, Massachusetts, in July of 1845 to live alone in a hut on Walden Pond. He stayed there for a bit more than two years, and this experience became […]
I’m often asked which mountain, summit, adventure I would like at the top of my bucket list. And every time I can’t put a name to an answer. This is followed naturally by the question about which climb has stayed with me and in the stories. Here again my declaration is still decidedly vague. How […]
A test run of “Mamma Sandra”, val di Zemola (above Erto), in the area of the Dolomites known as Oltrepiave. Level of difficulty: 7b This wonderful route was established by Daniele Geremia, Nicolò Cadorin and Maurizio Fontana in March of 2017. We are in a forgotten valley overlooking the south face of Mount Duranno, in […]
Did you succeed in any of your first ascents you planned? H: To introduce the answer, I must say that we didn’t reach the Sugulu peak. We slept sixty metres in altitude under the peak with the remaining distance being a relatively easy climb. We got to this level on the fourth day at about […]
Do you know what it takes to climb a six-thousander on an expedition? A first ascent attempt in Karakoram. A couple of mountaineers Honza Haráč and Martin Ksandr from Ostrava, the Czech Republic, made an expedition in August this year to Sugulu, a six-thousander in Karakoram, Pakistan. They managed to climb the northern pillar as far […]
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