On 23rd August 1899 the Austrian mountaineers Otto Ampferer and Karl Berger stood for the first time on the peak of the strangest pinnacle in the Dolomites, the Campanil Basso in the Brenta Group. This early historical ascent of the famous campanile or belltower is shown here trough the encounter between a girl aged nine, the daughter of an alpine guide who is teaching her the rudiments of mountain-climbing.
Born in Trento in 1954, he loves the mountains and is a keen sportsman in disciplines such as climbing, canoeing, skiing and gliding. His film-making activities began many years ago, concentrating particularly on documentaries. For many years he worked at the regional headquarters of the RAI as a journalist and cameraman. In the last few years he has also been involved in volunteer work, often following Fausto De Stefani in his journeys to Nepal.