Alberto Magliano, 57
years old, boasts more than twenty years experience in climbing
mountains and facing challenging expeditions all over the world.
His current mission
is to become the second Italian alpinist (after Reinhold Messner) and
the first non-professional Italian alpinist, to climb the ‘seven
summits’ (including the disputed eighth summit Kosciuszko). Alberto has
actually just returned from Australia where he
successfully completed Mount Kosciuszko, the fifth summit of his quest
(his first was Aconcagua in 1998, followed by Kilimanjaro in 1999,
Everest in 2002 and Mount Vinson at the beginning of 2003). His aim is
to complete all seven summits by the end of 2003. This is a particularly
interesting challenge as Alberto is not a professional climber but a
professional manager, a consultant with a vast experience in the
business world, and it is for this reason that his challenge can be
considered to be ‘unique’.
Chiesa in Valmalenco, Central Alps
He has with one
daughter - Silvia, 28 years old
Cesare Beccaria - Milano.
Studi di Milano - graduated in Law
Various courses in
economic, financial and legal subjects at company universities and
spoken: French, German and English
Profession: Manager – consultant
"Obviously apart from alpinism and the mountains, I have various
interests especially ancient history, international politics and classic
literature. I like to think of my life as a exploratory expedition
through varied lands, that is both in a literal and geographic sense and
also on a cultural and mental level: without any limits."
Alpinism: "I started
climbing late in life, after I turned 35, during a hectic period at
work. Luckily I was fortunate to find a very talented instructor, Paolo
Masa, an alpine guide and great climber, from whom I learnt a lot and am
now great friends with."
"I could write a
never ending list of the challenges that I have faced and the wonderful
places that I have seen, but I will summarise very briefly the
significant areas that I have explored: Mont Blanc, the Central Alps,
the Dolomites, various areas of Italy, the USA and the Himalayas, and
the great challenges that are especially important to me: Mont Blanc
(Central Pillar of Freney) (Grand Pilier d'Angle, via Bonatti-Gobbi),
Grand Capucin (Bonatti, Voyage selon Gulliver, Elixir d'Astaroth),
Grandes Jorasses (Walker Spur), Aiguille du Fou (Classic Route, Les
ailes du desir), Tour de Jorasses (Etoiles Filantes), Cima Grande di
Lavaredo (Hasse-Brandler, Comici), Marmolada (Vinatzer, Messner, Gogna),
Civetta (Philipp-Flamm, Aste), El Capitan (Nose route), Half Dome
(Regular north-west face). Not to mention the expeditions to reach my
objective of the ‘seven summits’: Denali, Aconcagua – summit reached in
1998, Kilimanjaro in 1999, Everest in 2002 and Mount Vinson in 2002. The
How will the
adventure end? I still don’t know, but I am certain that there is still
a long way to go yet." Alberto
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
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