"I am a dreamer in love with the mountains"
Born in Bolzano in 1986, daughter of a well-known Italian ski-mountaineer, she has lived all her life among the mountains. Maybe it is for this reason that inevitably the mountains had such a strong influence in her life, so much so that it became her passion. In 2014 she reached the summit of K2 and became the second Italian woman to do so in the history of alpinism.
"Each moment I spend in the mountains helps me to be increasingly aware of who I am as well as being more grateful towards life."
Ever since she was a young girl, Tamara took part in many different sports, even athletics (she was vice Italian champion twice in discus), but her true passion, mountains, throughout the years has remained unvaried. In 2002 she started ski-mountaineering and took part in her first races. As part of the national team she won important titles: among these she became Italian champion in 2006 and 2008, vice-champion in 2007, she won the Pierra Menta in 2007 and 2008 and the title of world champion on the long distance in 2008.
After this period of ski-mountaineering racing she needed new challenges in the mountains. At the age of 14 she already dreamed of climbing an eight thousand meter peak and had a clear idea on how to go about it. And in 2009, during her first mountaineering experience in Nepal she confirmed to herself that this was the right idea. From then on, things were clear for Tamara: "this is the life I want, nothing else".
" In my way of living the mountains confrontation with other alpinists is not important as much as the challenge with myself…"
Twice Italian Champion
2008 _ World Champion (under 23)
2009 _ Island Peak (6189 m)
2010 _ the youngest woman on Lhotse (23 years old), with oxygen
2010 _ Cho Oyu (8210 m), no summit
2011 _ Khan Tengri (7010 m)
2012 _ Muztgah Ata (7546 m)
2012 _ Broad Peak (8047 m), no summit
2013 _ Pik Lenin (7134 m)
2014 _ K2 (8611 m), without oxygen
2015 _ Winter ascent attempt on Manaslu (8163 m) with Simone Moro. During the acclimatization phase they opened a new route in alpine style on the North face of Island Peak (6182 m) and made the first ascent of Kang Lemo Central (6100 m).
2013 _ 2o place at the Transalpinerun partnered with Annemarie Gross
2014 _ 1o place at the Transalpinerun partnered with Annemarie Gross
2013 _ The great crossing - The great crossing – ski-mountaineering traverse in Pakistan with the ascent of two unclimbed peaks with no name (6345 m and 6489 m)
" What am I still able to reach, to what point will I manage to bear the physical and psychological strains? "
"Der Lange Weg” in German means “the long road” and this is the title which was given to the memorable traverse of the Alps, from Vienna to Nice, completed by an Austrian team in 1971.
We are an international team who want to follow in their footsteps: it is me, Italian, together with a German athlete, an Austrian, a Spanish, a Swiss and a couple of Americans, just like they did, we will walk about 2000 km, over 85000m of vertical height gain, and all that with the goal of reaching the destination in 35 days, 6 days less than the team in 1971.
We will have many obstacles to overcome, physical effort, and last but not least, the weather conditions. This is the most difficult project I have ever faced.
Quick facts of 1971:
1947 km on foot
85,510 m. vertical height gain
415 hours of walking
48 km ascent per day
2013 vertical meters per day
For me this is a fantastic challenge, and thanks to my Garmin InReach you can experience it with me. Follow me live on: