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Matteo Della Bordella and Silvan Schüpbach on the summit of Pizzo Badile having climbed Crossway of Friendship, in memory of Matteo Bernasconi
Photo by Silvan Schüpbach
Matteo Della Bordella and Silvan Schüpbach on Pizzo Badile climbing Crossway of Friendship
Photo by Matteo Della Bordella
Matteo Della Bordella and Silvan Schüpbach on Pizzo Badile climbing Crossway of Friendship
Photo by Matteo Della Bordella
Pizzo Badile and the line of Crossway of Friendship climbed by Matteo Della Bordella and Silvan Schüpbach, November 2020
Photo by Matteo Della Bordella

Matteo Della Bordella, Silvan Schüpbach follow their instincts on Pizzo Badile

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Alpinists Matteo Della Bordella and Silvan Schüpbach have climbed Crossway of Friendship on the northeast face of Pizzo Badile. This variation is dedicated to the late Matteo Bernasconi.

News just in from Val Bregaglia where Italy’s Matteo Della Bordella and Switzerland’s Silvan Schüpbach have climbed a logical winter connection on the northeast face of Piz Badile. Taking advantage of almost perfect conditions, the two mountaineers climbed a line they called Crossway of Friendship, dedicated to their friend Matteo Bernasconi who for many years yearned to establish a mixed climb up the legendary northeast face. The new variation climbs a first section of the North Ridge, then traverses across a series of ledges before following Linea Bianca, established in August 1978 by the Slovakians Igor Koller and Stanislav Silhan.


Writing on Instagram and addressing Bernasconi, Della Bordella stated: "It was your dream and not mine… That I got under this wall almost by chance, driven by curiosity and by the simple desire to live and adventure in the mountains with a friend, as you also liked. It's not the line you had imagined, it's not a new route, but rather a combination born by the instinct... That's what many times made your eyes shine bright: the north-east face of Badile in piolet traction!!"

Links: ragnilecco.comFB Matteo Della BordellaKarposKongSCARPAVibram

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