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BRUNO PEDERIVA

BRUNO PEDERIVA
Bio

Let us begin with Luca Visentini’s words: «I used to know Bruno Pederiva. I’ve watched him climb the Eisenstecken on Punta Emma, unroped, and descend along the Steger route in the same way. He used to drink milk or, at most, lemon soda. His hair was always cut very short, and we spoke about women. His transformation occurred the day he got to know Heinz Mariacher, Luisa Iovane and Manolo. He took to drinking beer and let his hair grow way down to his shoulders. We still spoke about women...». Beer was to accompany a most tasty “fish” in 1984 (the route dubbed Pesce on the south face of Marmolada: this year it is Bruno, Heinz, Luisa and Manolo who bag its first repeat). In 1987 the same dish is presented, though with one variation: the Pesce is free-climbed, an absolute novelty, by Bruno and Heinz. The stories of the two climbers intertwine in just as many valleys, the Sarca valley and that of San Nicolò: as for today, you’re apt to meet them side by side in the  valley of San Nicolò. In case you shouldn’t know it, Bruno was born in Bolzano in 1959, but he also climbs with top exponents from other regions. In 2005, for instance, he returned to Marmolada with Mario Prinoth and established the second free ascent of Larcher-Vigiani (650 m, 8a).