I was born in Milano in Italy. I studied Industrial Design at the Politecnico di Milano.
During my studies I had two foreign expériences: one Erasmus year in Lapland (Finland), and an internship in Argentina where I discovered the beautiful mountains of Patagonia... and met my beautiful husband!
Before working at BLUE ICE in 2009, I worked as a freelance designer and photographer in Italy.
What do you like at BLUE ICE
To me BLUE ICE was the possibility to live in my favorite environment – the mountain - doing my favorite job – designer - in link with my favorite activity – alpine climbing. In a word: perfect!
At BLUE ICE I like as much products as the fact we're like a big family.
Your won definition of the "mountain" word
The beauty of the Creation.
Your mountain specialty
I don't really have any specialty but I especially love mountaineering, ski touring and long rock climbing route in altitude.
Your best memory in the mountains
The sunrise on the glacier, when I reach one og the Mont Rose summits.
Your worst memory in the mountains
I as about 9 years old, we were climbing a Via Ferrata in the Dolomites. A big storm was coming quickly and lightnings were all over the sky. I was close to the end of the Via Ferrata but my mother was still far away. I was so scared !
A mountain ritual
I always keep a butterfly-shaped tissue in a pocket of my alpine jacket. I feel like I'm in good company during the trip.
Your favorite BLUE ICE product
Its' a bit difficult, for me as a designer, to only choose one product. In my top list I would say:
- The Choucas and Choucas Light harnesses
- The Warthog 28L and Dragonfly 18L packs for alpine climbing
- The White Tiger 25 pack for skiing
- The Octopus pack for traveling and crag climbing
A climber who inspired you
Your favorite spot for
Rock climbing: the long rock climbing routes in the Mont-Blanc massif for the full climb experience: ski or walk approach on glacier, climbing in a stunning environment, and possibly spending the night in the refuge.
Ski touring: The uncrowded Swiss summits I reach with a bunch of friends. And again the possibility to spend the night in a refuge. But to eat well nothing beats Italy!
A favorite hut: Rifugio Lagazuoi al Passo Falzarego, in the Dolomites. Its is special for the great childhood memories, when we spent the night there, in summer or winter, while we were on a week trek.