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 […]

Read more "Rendezvous with Claudia"

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 […]

Read more "Vernal Direttissima – Dolcedorme"

Celsa Bianca – South ridge

December 2015, little snow and bad weather conditions all month long. A few days before the turn of the year and the urge to follow the summons of the mountains prevailed. A long hike and, what I didn’t know at the time, the last solo effort for a long while. I started from Colle d’Impiso […]

Read more "Celsa Bianca – South ridge"

Twenty Four Hours – Majella

A warm and sunny November weekend, too warm indeed for the advanced time of year, and I felt, once more, that I had to follow the call of “Mother Mountain”, how the locals use to call the splendid Majella range. The idea I came up with: explore an apparently seldom frequented area, spend a quiet […]

Read more "Twenty Four Hours – Majella"