“In this experience, I shook off every rule and every mental scheme for the umpteenth time, I returned to my habitat with the excuse of staying alone as much as possible. Only the snow under my feet accompanied me, the wind in my hair, the gaze turned to the horizon and only the sound of my breath in my ears. I chose to tackle this path by putting everything that is part of my mountaineering: light, fast and alone, choosing the most technically beautiful and demanding slopes.
" had planned the start in spring or in any case after the winter, but this year the snow in February was very settled and hard, a consequence of snowfalls followed by rain even at high altitude, and I had to anticipate. These conditions, although treacherous, allowed me to be very fast, especially on the ridges with crampons on my feet. I didn’t plan too much, I simply wanted to tackle the countless peaks day after day, I only chose a starting point without knowing what the arrival point would be in the evening.
"To move I relied only on my instinct, no paper, no technological means to help me. Simply my gaze and my eyes to guide me towards one peak after another that I saw in front of me. Much of the route took place on even highly exposed and demanding ridges that went far beyond the classic mountaineering and ski mountaineering itineraries and often with the unknown factor of not being able to pass. It was not a feat but a great adventure: walking, climbing, skiing I saw deer, chamois, eagles, grouse and wolves, I once again felt part of this environment and I enjoyed it. And all of this goes far beyond pure sporting performance.
"In my activity as a mountain guide I have known many mountains, but every time I gladly return to the Lagorai because here I find a tranquility, a different air than in other valleys. Tourism has only touched these mountains forged by peasants, which still smell of agriculture, huts and grazing cows, they are different mountains, there are no ski resorts except a few on the edge, only a road crosses them and is closed off. winter, there is no mass tourism and so they have remained alive and authentic, they are not yet a funfair, a tourist proposal to be delivered to tourists in mid-August.
"I work here, not only as a mountain guide, I also work as a farmer, I have a farm, I cultivate the land, I cut the forest, I experience the mountains at 360 degrees as a mountaineer, as a sportsman, as a person who was born there and here the his life”.