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Expedition Riso Patron Sur February/March 2018

By Matteo Della Bordella & Silvan Schupbach From February 9th to March 3rd 2018, we spent a total of 22 days in Chile’s O’Higgins...
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The Flying Dutch: new route in Mello’s Valley by Pedeferri and Schiera

Simone Pedeferri and Luca Schiera have established ‘L’Olandese Volante’, a new multi-pitch rock climb up Precipizio degli Asteroidi in Val di Mello, Italy. In...
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Around 9a, with Stefano Carnati

Here is the video, starring Stefano Carnati, who explains to all of us, and you, the incredible beauty and complexity of climbing around the...
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Madagascar: the Ragni route on Tsaranoro Wall

But we all knew that we would probably never see each other again… There is a comfortable sofa in the living room of my...
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Jabel Misht…interested?

We had the first news about the ascents of Luca Schiera (Ragni di Lecco) and Andrea, in Oman in November 2013, through this simple...
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Ragni sulla Czech Direct al Denali

For photos and Videos Luca and David brought: Since reading the stories of Jack London as a kid I had dreamt about visiting this...
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PATAGONIA-new route on CERRO MARIPOSA

On 15 and 16 March 2017 Luca Schiera and Paolo Marazzi made the first ascent of Produci consuma crepa, a new 900m rock climb...
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Patagonia Cerro Murallón, new East Face climb by Ragni di Lecco

  “First ascent Murallon East Face in storm, descent down opposite face. All safe down on glacier. The wrong one though.” These are the...
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La lunga attesa

Paolo Spreafico reports about ‘La lunga attesa’, the new rock climb established together with Fabio Palma up the marvellous Wenden limestone in Switzerland: Read...
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WENDENSTOCKE, new route

This is the fifth route we opened in Wendenstocke PORTAMI VIA ( Matteo Della Bordella, Fabio Palma, Domenico SOldarini) COELOPHYSIS (Matteo Della Bordella, Fabio Palma,...
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Val Masino, new rock climb-MONGOLFIERA

On the Mongolfiera face (Val Masino, Italy) Daniele Bianchi and Simone Pedeferri have made the first ascent of ‘Pana’ (8b, 265m). The route is...
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2016: grand courses on the top of Europe for David Bacci

2016 was an extraordinary year for David Bacci, who, after the first repetition of the Ferrari route at Fitz Roy, honored his admission into...
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Stefano Carnati climbs 9a at Céüse and Entraygues in France

During a few short trips to France, Italy’s Stefano Carnati repeated Condè de Choc 9a at Entraygues in the Briançon region and Le Cadre...
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Stefano Carnati climbs Action Directe in the Frankenjura

18 year-old Italian climber Stefano Carnati has repeated Action Directe, the legendary 9a sport climb established by Wolfgang Güllich in Germany’s Frankenjura in 1991....
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GREECE, LEONIDIO: new route

On the East Face of Garden of Dionysus above Leonidio in Greece the Italian climbers Dimitri Anghileri, Simone Pedeferri and Luca Schiera have opened...
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STEFANO CARNATI: GOLDRAKE, CORNALBA, 9a+!!

On Sunday 20 March 2016 at Cornalba, Italy, Stefano Carnati made the third ascent of Goldrake, the 9a+ sports climb freed by Adam Ondra...
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MEXICO, new route by RAGNI DI LECCO

In November 2015 Simone Pedeferri, Paolo Marazzi and Marco Maggioni made the first ascent of El Chaman Loco up the El Chaman face at...
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FIRST 9a for STEFANO CARNATI!

17-year-old climber Stefano Carnati, son of our great member Adriano Carnati and the lead guy of our youth sport team, has redpointed his first 9a...
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KING OF THE BONGO, new route on Qualido in Val di Mello

In autumn 2014 Paolo Marazzi, Matteo de Zaiacomo and Luca Schiera completed the first ascent of King of the Bongo, a new climb that...
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CHINA, LIMING and TRAD CLIMBING

ITALIAN VERSION: http://ragnilecco.com/la-cina-e-vicina/ THE VIDEO: Luca Schiera introduces Liming, the famous trad climbing area in China. The Italian alpinist and member of the Ragni di...
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Val di Mello, Scoglio della Metamorfosi -Simone Pedeferri climbs new route

In April 2015 Simone Pedeferri made the first ascent of “Io non ho paura” (225m, max 8b+, 7b obligatory) a new rock climb established...
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PATAGONIA 2015

The expedition to Patagonia, which took place in the months of January and February 2015 and involved the three “Ragni” Luca Schiera, Matteo Della...
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KIRGHIZISTAN 2014

While Luca Schiera “Luchino” and Matteo De Zaiacomo “Giga” were going up and down the big walls of Kirghizistan, we were impatiently waiting for...
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PATAGONIA 2014

The 2014 season has been though in Patagonia, at least from a meteorological point of view, as the weather went back to the bad...
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MOROCCO IN LIGHTNESS

  The first tour of Lecco’s Spiders project just came to end, in Todra gorges. The goal of this project is to travel into...
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SARDINIA

Happy new year to everyone! As the most of the people who are familiar with this website already know, the Ragni group in the...
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Ragni route on Saint Exupery

The stay of Matteo Della Bordella, Luca Schiera and Silvan Schupbach in Patagonia is close to its end. In the last days a short...
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Report from Latin America

The vertical Kilometer of unclimbed granite in the Cochamò valley was only the first stage of a South-American tour “on the road” and “on...
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GREENLAND – Dating with Berta

Now it’s really over: last Saturday, Matthew, and Christian Silvan reached the village of Ittoqqotoormit, the final leg of the expedition. But even the...
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KIRZIGHISTAN, massive LUCA SCHIERA report

  AK-SU VALLEY di Luca Schiera In mid-June Matteo De Zaiacomo ‘Giga’ and I, excited after reading an article that had been published in an...
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WENDEN, new route by Luca Schiera and Silvan Schüpbach

ITALIAN VERSION: http://ragnilecco.com/wenden-nuova-via-luca-schiera/ On 6 and 7 June 2014 Silvan Schüpbach and Luca Schiera made the first ascent of El Gordo (6c/7a, 450m) on Wendenstöcke,...
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THE QUEST FOR ADVENTURE

German climber Tobias Wolf recounts his vertical adventures, together with Stephan Isensee, on three demanding climbs in the Alps first ascended by the Ragni...
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APULIA, SALENTO: a new spot climbing

Italian Version:http://ragnilecco.com/arrampicare-nel-salento-il-video-dei-ragni-di-lecco/ LA PIETRA DEL SUD, the Ragni di Lecco project from a Fabio Palma’ proposal, has supported many new amazing crags in South...
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Torre Egger West face – Notti Magiche

Technical description of the route The overall length of the route is 1000m, with 800m of new terrain and the last 200m in common...
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GROTTA DEL FERRO, Val di Mello, by SIMONE PEDEFERRI

ITALIAN VERSION: http://ragnilecco.com/27-07-2011-val-del-ferro-update-nuove-libere-portfolio/ Simone Pedeferri has freed Dream of love 8c at Grotta del Ferro, Val di Mello, Italy. All pics in this article are...
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TOMMY CALDWELL and RAGNI DI LECCO routes

Climbing in Europe from the point of view of ace American climber Tommy Caldwell who ascended a series of difficult multi-pitches in Rätikon, Val...
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24h for Pedeferri and Spini

24H   Italian Version Sometimes dreams happen to be the result of a general sense of uneasiness. Actually we should say that we grow...
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Titlis Letze Ausfahrt for Matteo Della Bordella

By Matteo Della Bordella Between me and the Titlis it has been love at first sight. In 15 years of intense alpinistic activity I...
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MAKE A WISH: an emotional 8c+

ITALIAN VERSION: http://ragnilecco.com/28-06-2012-make-a-wish/   Before the arrive of the summer 2012 Luca Passini succeeded in free climbing a project bolted some years ago in the...
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Velocità Limitata – new route in Raetikon

Rätikon, new climb Velocità Limitata by Spreafico and Soldarini 20.12.2011 Traslated by Planetmountain This summer Paolo Spreafico, Domenico “Dodo” Soldarini and Lorenzo Martinelli established...
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Infinite Jest – a MEGA route in Wenden

Infinite Jest – new route in Wenden Italian Version Without any doubt this is one of the best climbing spots in the Alps. I’ve...
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Il mito della Caverna – new route in Val Bavona

Della Bordella establishes a new route in Val Bavona, 09.07.2011 Translated by Planetmountain Matteo Della Bordella has freed the route “Il mito della Caverna”...
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WENDENSTOCKE, Infinite Jest

On 03/09/2011 Matteo Della Bordella and Fabio Palma made the first one-day ascent of their “Infinite Jest” (640m 8a+/8b max, 7b obl.), the new...
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Simone Pedeferri and the first free ascent of Non sei più della mia banda

Translated by Planetmountain.com  ITALIAN VERSION: http://ragnilecco.com/29-09-2010-non-sei-piu-della-mia-banda-all-free/ Once again Simone Pedeferri has undertaken a vagabond journey up one of the massive rock faces in Italy’s Val...
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GREENLAND-4 new routes in pure alpine style

Simone Pedeferri, Matteo Della Bordella, Lorenzo “Pala” Lanfranchi and Richard Felderer have just returned from a successful expedition to the relatively unexplored eastern Greenland...
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WENDENSTOCKE, new route-COELOPHYSIS

NOTE: the cove photo has been shot years later by Mikey-Schaefe, and climber is Tommy Caldwell Matteo della Bordella and Fabio Palma have recently...
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RAETIKON, new route by PALMA and SOLDARINI

ITALIAN ARTICLE: http://ragnilecco.com/11-09-2006-ripetizione-in-dolomiti-e-una-nuova-via-in-ratikon-per-i-ragni/ Fabio Palma and Domenico Soldarini have established “Follie di Fine Estate” a ten pitches route in Ratikon Fabio Palma reported that “the...
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PATAGONIA – CERRO MURALLON first ascent – 1984

  “To let it go far, let even the rain in his shoes be sweet, even the solitude” (Francesco De Gregori – Santa Lucia)...
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Cerro Torre, 1974

  italian version Can a mountain represent an alpinist? Sometimes yes, sometimes surely no. It often happens to be prisoners of a mountain, more...
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MC KINLEY 1961

1961, Ragni di Lecco become famous all over the world Ph. Luigino Airoldi From the diary of Riccardo Cassin Ghiglione was the first who...