1 day ago
Preparando l'articolo con storia e intervista di Graham Wyllie, alpinista scozzese diventato amico e Giampaolo Corona sulla loro scalata allo Spantik (7027mt, Pakistan) ho avuto ieri una lunga e intensa chiacchierata con Giampaolo, scoprendo cose in comune, connessioni incredibili e ascoltando storie del suo alpinismo leggero e pulito che basterebbero per un libro.
È proprio forte il "filo" tra la famiglia Bernardi e la Valle del Primiero, dalla spedizione di nonno sul Dhaulagiri del 1976 in poi.
Felicissimo di aver trovato un nuovo amico, un fortissimo alpinista, guida alpina, soccorritore (e pure alpino paracadutista, a suo tempo).
Soprattutto, un uomo - che come me, nella mia modesta veste di cronista - sulla montagna non cerca il solo gesto tecnico, L'obiettivo della Vetta ma l'avventura e la conoscenza delle persone.
Presto, spero, tutta la storia e le belle foto su montagnamagica.com e sherpa-gate.com
(ph Giampaolo Corona C3, Spantik / di Graham Wyllie) ...
3 days ago
Soon on montagnamagica.com and sherpa-gate.com the story of the first high altitude, alpine style summit for Scottish climber Graham Wyllie : Spantik (7027mt) in Pakistan,occurred last 2019 summer.
Graham met there and joined the veteran Italian alpine guide Giampaolo Corona, a 8000ers experienced climber.
Graham wrote a very nice and detailed story of his experience and also gave me an interview.
"For the altitude I did nothing specific before the trip. The highest point in Scotland is 1345m so trying to get some natural acclimatization beforehand would have meant going abroad. I was more focused on fitness and my energy levels. I had quit my job at the beginning of the summer of 2018 and spent 2 months in the Alps. This combined with a lot of winter climbing in Scotland inadvertently provided me with a large specific base of aerobic fitness. "
Article will be available both English /Italian version
(ph Graham Wyllie, Spantik BC 2019) ...
2 weeks ago
On this day, in 1982, great mountaineer, climber, explorer, photographer Carlo Mauri died on his mountains suffering a stroke.
Carlo Mauri, a Ragni di Lecco member, climbed Gasherbrum IV in 1958 with his partner Walter Bonatti, led by Riccardo Cassin.
He also traversed Atlantic Ocean on "Ra", a boat made by papyrus like Egyptians built at their time.
He made Antarctica explorations and many other expeditions.
True explorer, photographer and strong climber.
He was a very good friend of my grandad and my personal hero during my young days.
A gentle, well bearded and funny man.
I miss him a lot, like I've lost a uncle and a model of life.
(ph archives Alfonso Bernardi, Mauri's book, his pics)
This night, something completely different for you.
This page, today, reached 7000 followers; it's overwhelming to me, as the spectacular view that I had last night, at 3 Am Italian time.
It's a blurry image I got using a Canon 600d camera connected to a 150mm telescope.
God bless the explorers, both on mountains as in the sky, like the two guys who departed just now with SpaceX Falcon ...