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Melloblocco 2013, today the special evening dedicated to Valle di Mello


While the bouldering continues, expectations are high for this evening's show dedicated to Val di Mello and its climbing. The evening kicks off with Patabang, the film by Andrea Frigerio and continues with the presentation of MitoMello, the guidebook written by Jacopo Merizzi. Guest speakers also include Paolo Masa and Simone Pedeferri.

It's an important day today at Melloblocco. Firstly because tonight celebrates a special event dedicated entirely to Val di Mello and the history of "sassismo" - i.e. what would later be called bouldering. From here, from the magnificent Valley and from a group of young visionaries, it all began. It is clear that during the 10th anniversary, the tribute to this "alpine garden", its climbing, beauty and climbers is of very special importance.

The evening starts at 21:00 at the Mello theatre (Centro Polifunzionale della montagna – Val Masino) with Patabang, the new film directed by Andrea Frigerio. This is a documentary of those unmissable stories of anarchy, rock climbing and imagination that made this granite and the unique Val di Mello - the world's most beautiful valley - famous worldwide. Jacopo Merizzi will then introduce "Mellomito", his guidebook which focuses on the Val di Mello Nature Reserve with its splendid granite walls, waterfall games and lush green, century-old forest.

Guests and "prime players" during the event will be, in addition to the aforementioned Andrea Frigerio and Jacopo Merizzi, the incredible Paolo Masa and local climbing artist Simone Pedeferri. But other guest stars are expected...

In the meantime, the games this morning n the (covered) boulders continued with... success. A few minutes ago the (crazy as usual) Columbian Christian Aristizabal Serna sent Nona misura naturale, bringing his tally to 2. The strong team of Enrico Baistrocchi, Riccardo Caprasecca and Silvio Reffo are busying away and Reffo, upon arriving last night, sent Alpha Male right when it got... pitch black. The trio are hard at work trying to double their takings. The women are busy ., too, with Barbara Zangerl, Julia Abramchuk and Anna Borella all out there this morning. We'll let you know how things progress.

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27/04/2013 - Melloblocco 2013: sparks of imagination during day 1
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24/04/2013 - Melloblocco, 10 years of history, climbing and culture in Val di Mello – Val Masino

23/04/2013 - Melloblocco Backstage, an exhibition documenting the birth of the boulder problems

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