Known as the ‘Rooster’, Davide Galizzi is one of the Italian national ski mountaineering talents. Born in Trento in 1983, Galizzi is an athlete in the Brenta Team, entering the Italian circuit in 2013. This was an amazing season for him, culminating in fourth place in the Italian stage of the World Cup on the Presolana; recognition after years of hard graft, countless sacrifices and training between one shift and another at work. As though equipped with a custom-built engine, he also knows how to hold his own in the technical and downhill sections leading him to be considered one of the most well-rounded athletes on the circuit. With his skis stored away for the summer, he works at mountain lodge Rifugio Pedrotti under the watchful eye of Franco Nicolini, one of his first instructors, coach, and now a great friend.