Documentary / Chronicle
A 1931 article by Vittorio Varale begins this journey presenting the personalities and rock faces of the centuries-old mountaineering history of Grigna, a mountain in the Prealps, close to the big cities of the Lombard plain. Here varius generations with a passion for alpinism have written in different ways, but with identical enthusiasm, the story of these pinnacles and towers. The film ends with Marco Anghileri who interprets an original and ideal way of linking together thesebeautiful mountain routes, marked by the course of the sun, from dawn to dusk.
- 47 min
AvailabilityWatch Free DVD / BLU-RAY
Documentary / Expedition Journal
Ama Dablam - Cresta nord est is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Ama Dablam. It was directed by Casimiro Ferrari in 1986 and produced by Ragni di Lecco. It features Casimiro Ferrari, Giuliano Maresi, Sandro Liati, Bruno Lombardini, Carlo Aldè, Mario Panzeri and others.
- 20 min
Documentary / Climbing Journal
In 1937, together with his close friend and climbing partner Vitorio Ratti, Riccardo Cassin climbed the beautiful and enticing northeast face of the Piz Badile, an extraordinarily elegant line, crossing a massive 500-metre rock amphitheatre. Cassin, at the age of 78, climbed this route again in 1987 on its 50th anniversary. Not only that, he re-climbed it a week later for the press, a remarkable feat for a man of that age.
- 21 min