Korra Pesce: Vertical World
Korra started mountaineering alone on the 4000 meters peaks of the Monte Rosa group. He learned everything the hard way. Climbing the long and dangerous east face of Monte Rosa and the Brenva face on Mont Blanc on his own and before ever doing a day of sport climbing or getting a driver’s license, he could be considered an old-school climber. After moving to Chamonix to pursue a life in the mountains, he shared his rope with some of the best climbers and honed his skills so that he could tackle the hardest climbs. A mixed climbing specialist, he’s opened new lines and freed old aid climbing routes turning them into modern test pieces. His favorite wall is the north face of Grandes Jorasses, where he’s climbed 14 different routes.
Some of his most notable climbs in the Alps include the first ascent of Ghost Dog on Sass Pordoi, as well as mixed climbing ascents of Full Love on Aiguille du Peigne and Dry Hard on Aiguille des Pelerins. In Patagonia, he made the second ascent of Tiempos Perdidos on Cerro Torre, where he also climbed the Ragni Route and attempted a direct new route up the mountain’s north wall. He completed the second ascent of Psycho Vertical on Torre Egger and climbed the Fitz Roy North Pillar.
In India, he completed an alpine-style ascent of the Bhagirathi 3 West Pillar.