This edition of Around the Crag puts some spotlight on our latest addition to the Crag staff, Paolo Amarena. Paolo is our head instructor for all of our youth programs and has been in the climbing for quite some time. Get to know him by reading below!
1. Where are you from?
Turin, Italy. Turin is a beautiful city at the foot of the Alps. The King of Italy actually lived there, before the democracy was established.. Turin is also the city where the Fiat 500 was designed and hometown of the Gianduiotti, a type of chocolate whose shape is similar to an upturned boat made with a paste of sugar, cocoa and hazelnut. Last, but not least,Turin was the 2006 Winter Olympic City.
2. How long have you been climbing?
I started alpine and sport climbing in my twenties.
3. What do you love most about rock climbing?
Exploration of and contact with nature.
It helps to build strong friendships.
I love the fact that the thing I love the most has developed into a job.