Since the beginning we faced this beautiful ascent with humility and full respect, without many expectations and with the only purpose of enjoying ourselves by climbing as high as possible. No spirit of conquest and therefore no record to break … because up there, there is actually nothing to conquer … no heroic deeds and no challenge or fight to undertake with “attacks, retreats, victories or defeats”, and the total absence of commercial pressure, media, sponsors and contract or media influences. Just a healthy mountaineering discovery, focused more on the recovery of human relationships than on achieving success at all costs, an experience lived without uproar and only with our own means, in no hurry, with no records to break or ascents that leave your fellows behind. We were not “announced” by anybody, and in silence, little by little, things happened by themselves and while climbing we gained self confidence, realizing day by day our Linea di Eleganza (Line of elegance).” Elio Orlandi
One of Trento’s most famous new-generation mountaineers, Elio Orlandi also loves art and film. During his numerous achievements in Patagonia and around the world, he has been able to shoot many climbs, which he then turned into films in an attempt to convey his great love of the mountains. His works have featured at a range of international film festivals and have won several awards. He has taken part in the TrentoFilmfestival on a number of occasions; he sat on the International Jury in 2008.