At seven years old I became fascinated with wood working. I was building motor-less wooden airplane models for competition, an exacting and rewarding experience that totally engrossed my life. At the same time I began to explore the mountains with my elder brother, solidifying my passion for the outdoors.
To me wood is truly a living material. Over the years I have developed a strong affinity for its diversity in the wild and how, through the woodworking process, I can transform its shape and feel and even its smell. The connection between nature, woodworking and climbing captivates me and so I am driven to continually improve my climbing and carpentry through innovation and experimentation.
For twenty years these two passions guided my life as separate endeavours. Then, in 2013 I had an epiphany, realizing that I could join them both. Therefore, Explore Climbing was born.
The mountains and carpentry have taught me that training and experimentation are essential components if we wish to surpass our limits. Climbing is a physical and spiritual journey that helps us deal with each new challenge with respect and determination.
See you at the crag. Buona scalata a tutti i climber