The western Breithorn
A new route on the west face, The route of friend

October 2001

Late in the autumn I eagerly welcomed my father’s proposal to open a new route on the western Breithorn, in the Monte Rosa Massif. For the first time in my life I could take the chance to live that kind of experience with him. The result of that day was a 400 meter line of rock and ice which still now gives alpinists a new possibility, along with the other routes opened by my father at the end of 1980s. That’s like an open challenge for all those who wish to leave the normal and easily accessible routes, the ones just a few steps away from home. My father showed me that adventure still existed.