Simone Salvagnin who suffers from retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative illness that has caused him to become almost completely blind over the past ten years, is the promoter and organizer of music-related cultural events as well as sports events connected with the Paralympics’ world. In 2010, he and his friend Dino Lanzaretti accomplished their project dubbed “Verso dove non so” (Where I am heading I do not know) during which they covered nearly 9000 kilometres on a tandem from Italy to Uzbekistan. Simone is also a champion of sports climbing (having won both a gold and a bronze medal at the 2011 Paraclimbing World Championship of Arco, in the category B2 for the visually handicapped). While his dedication to sports activities has earned him the prize “Veri eroi” (True heroes), he is a spokesman for the Carta Onu dei Diritti dei Disabili (UN Bill of Rights for the Disabled).

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The Vertical Ice by Luca Montanari and Simone Salvagnin