François Cazzanelli, Alpinist and Mountain Guide www.francoiscazzanelli.it
How would you explain the Fast & Light philosophy in one sentence?
Freedom and absolute confidence with the mountain.
Who inspired or mentored you to go in this style?
What are the plus and cons for you?
Plus : safety because we remain less exposed to the objective dangers of the mountain
Cons: a lot of experience and top physical preparation are necessary. Few climbers have both!
What does an ascent in fast & light style make you feel compared to traditional style?
I feel much free and more comfortable with the mountain
Do you remember the first climb on f&l ?
The South ridge of the Lyskam Nose 4272 m. plus the Sella Ridge of the Lyskam orientale 4417 m. In 6 hours and 18 minutes
Your best climb/s in fast & light style?
The ridge of the Matterhorn up and down in September 2018 with Andreas Steindl in 16 hours and 4 minutes! Super nice memories about this project!