Luca started climbing in Val di Mello with is dad when he was a kid. After more than twenty years and many mountains visited around the globe the valley is still his favorite place. He loves those steep rough granite slabs, but he also had to learn how to deal with cracks in order to climb bigger mountains. As a profession, Luca is an orthopedic technician but he spends most of his time climbing and is also part of the well-known Ragni die Lecco Alpine Team (http://ragnilecco.com/).
Home town: Erba (Italy)
Current home: Val Masino
Favorite MAXIM rope: Airliner
Tell us how and when you got into climbing?
I started climbing when I was a child with my dad in Val di Mello.
What do you think was the highlight of your climbing career (so far)?
Cerro Mariposa in a remote valley in Northern Patagonia.
What are you doing when you are not climbing?
Resting for another climb :-) flying and working
What is the soundtrack of your life (favorite song)?
Wake up, rage Against the Machine
Do you have any peculiar eating habits?
What stokesyou the most?
To discover new things.
If you could choose a super power, what would it be?
What was your favorite climbing adventure?
The ascent of cerro Mariposa in Patagonia.
What would you be doing if you weren't a pro climber?
Don't really know, for sure something that involves adventure.
Produci Consuma Crepa
Country/City: Rio Turbio, Patagonia
Grade: 6c, A2
I was with Paolo Marazzi with nobody else in a remote area of Patagonia, at the end of the valley there is a big granite wall with a serac on the top which we climbed in one day and one night, we descended a scary river with a small packraft full with our gear.
L'Appel du Vide
Country/City: Campo de Hielo Norte, Patagonia
Grade: 6c M4
A granite spire in the middle of the flat glacier, this is the only thing we knew before departure.
Notti Magiche, torre Egger
Grade: 7a A2
It was the first time for me that I was climbing far away from the Alps, we managed to complete the route at the very end of the season beyond every expectations.
© Emma Svensson, Gianluca Cavalli, Matteo De Zaiacomo, Paolo Marazzi, Camila Cerretti