Maurizio Zanolla – Manolo (Italy)
25 September, Saturday
18:15h – Presentation of Maurizio Zanolla – Manolo (Italy) – one of the best italian rock climbers.
Maurizio Zanolla also known as Manolo (born in Feltre, 16 February 1958) is an Italian rock climber and mountaineer.
Manolo is one of the first Italian free climbers who became world-famous very young for his free solo ascents in the Dolomites. He is the first Italian ever to climb a route of the grade 8b (“l’Ultimo Movimento in Totoga” (Pale di San Martino)) in 1986 and of grade 8a in free solo on “Masala Dosa” on the wall of “San Silvestro” in 1992. He never took part to climbing competitions and contests.
In 1981, with another climber, Alessandro Gogna, he climbed the Aguglia of Goloritzè in Sardinia, initiating the original development of the Selvaggio Blu trekking route.