1 day ago

Montagna Magica

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)
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3 days ago

Montagna Magica

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)
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2 weeks ago

Montagna Magica

Today, 90 years ago, Walter Bonatti was born in Bergamo

(ph by Fosco Maraini 1958, mont Blanc training before Gasherbrum IV expedition, archives Alfonso Bernardi)
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1 month ago

Montagna Magica

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)

#carlomauri
#ragnidilecco
#karakorum
#alpinism
#climbing
#montagnamagicaweb
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1 month ago

Montagna Magica

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.

Saturn.

God bless the explorers, both on mountains as in the sky, like the two guys who departed just now with SpaceX Falcon
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1 month ago

Montagna Magica

Today, May 29th in 1953 two gentlemen stood on top of Everest for the very first time.
Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, friends until the end of their extraordinary life.
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