The ride of a thousand passes

All pictures © Jered & Ashley Gruber. Phil Deeker, founder of the Cent Cols Challenge (CCC), rode 1,000 mountain passes – or cols – in just 100 days of riding. Not a bad way to celebrate his 60th birthday!

Mountain lover: the photographer Paolo Sartori

Before meeting Paolo Sartori in person, I already had the chance to admire his photographic work. From his images, I immediately understood Paolo is a very committed person, with a strong passion for nature, and extremely good skills not just as a photographer,

Briançon: four days of pure pleasure

An another amazing weekend dedicated to climb has just ended. Direction Briançon, beautiful medieval town, Unesco heritage, located at 1500 mt above the sea level and place rich in crags. I went to France with a group of young guys excited for this great adventure which provided a four-day basic climbing course with Nicola Sartori as a mountain guide from Verona and his wife Claudia. A preparatory course to climb no longer in top rope, therefore with the rope already secured from above, but bringing it up from first. Adrenaline, anxiety, happiness and a bit of fear were almost palpable.

Trekking in Val di Mello

In una fantastica giornata di sole, ho deciso di prendere la macchina e partire ma dove andare? La decisione fu di andare in Val di Mello. Lasciata la macchina nel piccolo paese di San Martino, si cammina fino a su in valle dove si apre uno spettacolo che solo la natura può dare. Un piccolo laghetto con acqua cristallina, oltrepassato questo ci si trova una piccola passeggiata che circumnaviga la valle, adatta a tutti.
Beh che dire…Godetevi una fantastica avventura.