Hailing from Dosolédo di Comélico Superiore, Italo is a climber and writer who is an honorary member of the Italian Alpine Club (CAI) and its Academy. Editor of the Alpine Club’s national publications for 16 years and of Le Dolomiti Bellunesi for 30, he has written several mountain guides and important books about the history of climbing in the Eastern Dolomites. He is also a past president of the Trento Film Festival. In his climbing career he has repeated many climbing routes and opened numerous new ones in the Dolomites, as well as in Karakorum and on the Siberian Altai, and has taken part in twelve climbing expeditions in Central Asia, Africa, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Siberia and South America, as expedition leader in some of them. His achievements also include many high altitude treks: the Himalayas (round the 8000m elevations of Nepal), the Karakorum, Altai, Tien Shan, Tibet, Ladakh and the High Atlas.