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Like a light shining in the darkness, Arco is the arrival point for all climbers. Arco is the name we all know no matter where we come from. At Arco it is possible to climb almost all year round, and the rock is a gem.
At Arco there is the Rock Master and the highest concentration of climbing shops in Europe, just as good if not better than Chamonix and maybe even Yosemite. And there is also the most spectacular ice cream ever tasted by a climber (to the envy of both Chamonix and Yosemite). But Arco is also the point of departure: the window opening on to the Sarca Valley, our mother rock par excellence and all her sisters.
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Antonella Cicogna, Davide Negretti, Mario Manica
01 February 2015
152mm x 210mm
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absolutely the first in the whole Paine group (Chilean Patagonia), and the East wall of Cerro La Catredal always in the Chilean Patagonia. In the remote north, and the right corner of Mount Nalumasortoq in Greenland., between 1988 and 2000, he has opened new wonderful extreme ways on some of the most spectacular granite walls of the world. Among these, he is one of the few alpinist at international level to make, in Patagonia, in the Lotus Flower Tower group, Mario Manica, member of the French haute montagne Groupe and alpinism instructor at the alpine training centre of the state police of Moena. He has in his curriculum more than 20 years of extra European expeditions, the bigger number of first ascends on Big Wall in the most remote and different areas of this huge territory. Among these: the south face of Mount Dickey in Alaska, the North of Cerro Piergiorgio, the north wall of Mount Harrison Smith in the north-west land of Canada, the south corner of Mount Asgard on the Baffin island in Canada, the West face of the central tower and the north Tower of Paine, the winter repetition of the north and south Tower of Paine, was born on 19/09/1962 and lives in Rovereto He is academy of C.A.I. (Italian Alpine Club)