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Rolando Larcher making the first ascent of Never the same - Mai più così, the first route up Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar
Photo by archivio Rolando Larcher
Erik Svab, Marco Sterni and Rolando Larcher on the summit of Never the same - Mai più così, the first climb on Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar
Photo by archivio Rolando Larcher
Madagascar Tsaranoro Atsimo, Mai più così - Never the same:
Photo by Andrea Polo

Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar, film of 1998 first ascent by Rolando Larcher, Marco Sterni, Erik Švab

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Online the film documenting the first route up Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar, 'Never the same - Mai più così' established in 1998 by Rolando Larcher, Marco Sterni and Erik Svab.

20 years have passed since the first ascent Madagascar's Tsaranoro Atsimo, one of the most popular rock faces in the world for big wall climbing. Back in September 1998 the Italians Rolando Larcher, Marco Sterni and Erik Švab free climbed their way up the peak, reaching the virgin summit via their Never the same - Mai più così. In agreement with the local population, they called this summit Tsaranoro Atsimo (south). To celebrate the 20th anniversary, here’s the original film documenting the expedition and climb which was finally climbed free in 2015 by Andrea Polo, Gabriele Gorobey and Carlo Giuliberti.

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