Emanuele Confortin

About Emanuele Confortin

Independent journalist and photographer, he lives an hour away from the Dolomites. He is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines dealing mainly with crisis-hit areas, migrations, geopolitics and energy strategies. Holds a degree in Oriental Languages and Cultures, his primary focus is on the Indian subcontintent (majored on the tribal traditions of Kinnaur, Indian Himalaya), travels between Asia and the Middle East for work. Since 2008 he manages Indika.it and is co-founder of Alpinismi. Is a member of Officine Fotografiche. Hardened traveller, climbs wherever he can and whenever he can, ideally in the Dolomites and in good company.

Adam Ondra makes history with Project Hard. The first 9c in history confirmed.

By | 2017-09-04T19:35:46+00:00 4 September, 2017|

It's confirmed. Adam Ondra is now certain, Project Hard is the most difficult route ever sent as of today. A 9c, a grade that few in the world can really comprehend what it means. From our part, as commong mortals, in that 'grade' we see the combinatio of talent, determination and a life of sacrifices made by the strongest climber who ever lived.

Nepal, from the earthquake to Trento Film Festival. Anatomy of a country on its knees.

By | 2017-05-08T18:37:49+00:00 10 May, 2017|

Following the 2015 earthquake, Nepal is trying to leave behind the rubble to find once more a glimmer of autonomy. In fact, traditional economic activities are struggling to get back on their feet, partly also due to the direct effects of tourism, which although it is cloaked in healthy enthusiasm and good intentions, in the long run it has unmasked its own unsustainability, particularly in the most isolated and remote villages. Nepal and its crisis were topics of conversation at the Trento Film Festival

Renato Casarotto, the lonely king

By | 2017-02-07T22:01:25+00:00 30 January, 2017|

By Emanuele Confortin photo by Matteo Bailo & Emanuele Confortin The premise is simple enough: attempting to repeat a route opened by Renato Casarotto means you are in for a tough journey. I realized that a few years ago when I had the opportunity to ascend the route traced by the strong mountaineer from Vicenza [...]

Beyond the walls, Adam Ondra’s way

By | 2017-02-07T22:01:58+00:00 25 January, 2017|

by Emanuele Confortin He is universally recognized as the strongest climber around. It is hard to bind him to a specific category, or to attempt making comparisons with the past. Adam Ondra is a separate entity, the prototype climber, able to stand out in the competitive circuits on “plastic”, on boulders, and on the hardest [...]

Alpinismi at a glance

By | 2017-02-07T22:03:14+00:00 21 January, 2017|

Today Alpinismi makes its debut. We have been talking about it for a while now, we know. We have been navigating from one social medium to another, trying not to overdo it, to create the right suspense, and to catch the attention of a ‘pioneer’ group of readers to whom we dedicate this first piece. [...]