Rendezvous with Claudia

It’s at least 3 years that I started courting “Claudia”. Since I first laid eyes on the vast north face of Monte Acquaviva I didn’t stop dreaming about climbing it. Some of its most conspicuous features one can behold even from the the Adriatic Sea. These few distinct lines keep snow long after the surrounding […]

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Vernal Direttissima – Dolcedorme

Early April, thawing period. Vernal air and the southern sun are hard at work and soon the remains of the last winter snowfall will be reduced to memory alone. Very last call for the relatively easy but long and strength-sapping routes that climb the south face of Serra Dolcedorme. What better way to salute this mountain than with […]

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