ORIZZONTE AVVENTURA-MARCO PEDRINI: UN TALENTO IN VERTICALE
Switzerland / 2002 / 66'
This is a portrait of the young Ticinese alpinist Marco Pedrini, who died prematurely in 1986 after completing the first solo ascent of the Via Americana on the Dru on Mount Blanc. A very strong alpinist, Pedrini is remembered by everybody as a genial, curious and irreverent climber, always wanting to frighten and introduce innovations.
A protagonist of a season of great revolutions in the history of alpinism, Pedrini has left many exploits and intuitions on the development of the art of climbing.
The documentary is composed with footage of his activity and talks with his friend Romolo Nottaris and Fulvio Mariani.
The documentary ends with "Cumbre" by Mariani, which records the first solo ascent by Pedrini of the Cesare Maestri route (La via del compressore) on the east wall of Cerro Torre in Patagonia.