LUCA MONTANARI | Experience the mountain in perfect balance between body and mind
Kayland continues the presentation of the members of the ambassador team with another top level Italian alpinist,, Luca Montanari. Born in 1981, alpine guide since 2008 and teacher at the mountain school of Tione (TN), Luca is a 360 degree mountaineer, ranging from climbing in the Dolomites on routes of great difficulty, to the opening of new routes, to very demanding ice climbs, steep skiing, up to the extra-European ascents of 6000, 7000, 8000, sector in which it has specialized over the years.
He regularly plans, one or two expeditions a year, as well as trekking, trekking peak and climbs where he accompanies as a guide from Italy. To date, he has completed climbing and acents on the peaks of the Rocky Mountains of North America, climbing the famous California walls of Yosemite Park, climbs and attempts from 6000 to 8000 meters in Nepal, Tibet, China, Ladakh, South America.
Some of its most relevant companies:
Gyanjikhang (7074 m), climbed in October 2017, first Italian and new route, Nepal
Canada Rocky Mountain: August 2017, opening a new route in the Bugaboos Regional Park.
Himlung Himal (7126 m), October 2016, Nepal;
Alpamayo (5947 m), August 2015, Peru;
Cho Oyu (8201 m) September 2014, Tibet;
Island Peak (6189 m) climbed 4 times;
Ama Dablam (6850m);
Peak Lenin (7134m);
Manaslu (8163 m) attempt to ascent and descent with skis from an altitude of 7100 m.
Muztagh Ata (7546 m) climbed 2 times.
In 2014 Luca gave life to XTravels, a organization that deals with the set up and planning of tours, trekking and non-European expeditions, with a selection of proposals that has gradually expanded and now includes over 30 trips, carefully prepared in each minimum detail.
As Luca says, "the mountain has always been a land of teachings and new incentives to learn and apply new challenges and projects. The expeditions outside Europe, the profession of mountain guide and teacher continue to give me strong emotions and new ideas, as well as to gain new experience in the field. "
Strongly convinced that the mind-body binomial is decisive for the achievement of difficult and ambitious objectives, in 2017 Luca has achieved the qualification of professional coach and started working on projects aimed at mental preparation in Sport Climbing and Alpinism.
For over twenty years the coach of Luca Montanari has been the mountain. Now he wants to put his skills and experiences on the line to help those who intend to work to achieve important goals.