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Alpinism

Matteo DELLA BORDELLA

1984, Italy
Biography
Matteo started climbing at the age of 12, on the small rocks surrounding his home town, Varese, with his dad. In 2006 he joined the group of Ragni di Lecco and thanks to that he had the opportunity to grow both as a mountaineer and as a man. In 2008 he graduated in Management Engineering and continued the studies attending a PhD until 2012, but without ever getting away from his true passion: alpinism. His favorite terrains are the biggest and most remotes walls in the planet, where the challenge and the adventure is aleady getting there and come back home. He likes to climb those mountains in free climbing, with little material and on high difficulties. He's truly in love with Patagonia, where he has been 10 times, but some other favorite destinations are Greenland, Pakistan, India and Baffin Island. Matteo likes to practice an essential, concrete, light mountaineering, which compares the man with the mountain on equal terms. In 2019 he published his first book "La via meno battuta" edited by Rizzoli, in which he tells the stories behind many big adventures and reflects on what the mountain taught him in all these years.
Accomplishments

2021

Expedition "by fair means" to Siren Tower, Greenland. Opening and free climbing the new route "Forum" 7c max ,700 meters

2020

First ascent of the route "Il dado è tratto" on the North ridge of Aguja Standhardt, Patagonia, Argentina

2019

First ascent of the West face of Bhagirathi IV (6193 m), Indian Himalaya, alpine style and in a day