Tales of climbs from 1420 to 1935
“I assure you that it must not blow because it would be in great danger. Even without wind it is terrifying to see the valley from all sides and especially to the right hand; because it is so horrid due to the precipice and the height that it is very difficult to believe (…) because if unfortunately the foot is missing, there is no other strength than that of God that could save it “.
“The wayfarer fights, he fights all day, but in the evening when he has left some of his blood on the stones, he launches his song of joy and victory to the sky from the top, while the white fairy vanishes, never to return more, bearing the name of him who dared with him in heaven. “
From Antoine de La Sale to Angelo Maurizi, the stories of ascents in the Sibillini Mountains are linked by a profound and powerful motive: adventure.
Alberico Alesi, architect and mountaineer known among the experts, has been involved in and writing about the mountains since the 1970s. In addition to numerous articles in magazines, he is the co-author of mountaineering and hiking guides on the major mountain groups of Central Italy. He is currently president of the Marche Regional Delegation of the Italian Alpine Club.
Publisher: SER Società Editrice Ricerche
Author: Alberico Alesi
Date: January 1999
Format: 15 x 21 cm