22 maggio 1971
Mountain guide and ski instructor, he has summited several giant peaks in the Himalayas and the Karakoram. In 2008, K2 has marked him in body and soul and yet he remained indomitable, simply unwilling to desist. Eager to return to the world’s highest mountains, he climbed Manaslu (8163 m) in 2012 and Lhotse (8516 m) in 2013. At the moment he climbed 8 eight thousand. He is the author of the autobiographical book Giorni di ghiaccio that tells the tragedy of K2 and Ricominiciare about hisreturn to the world of the mountain after the amputation of all 10 toes.