Hi, my name is Anna Monari. I don’t really like to talk about myself, but I’ll try my best. I was born and raised in Milan : from 1968 (birth year) until 1993, the year in which I graduated from the Politecnico in Civil Engineering, Hydraulics. Before falling in love with the Alpinism, I swam and played volleyball. My passion for the mountain began in 1992 with a course in ski touring by the FALC (a sub section of CAI in Milan). From that moment I have always tried to spend all my free time in the mountains. This passion “escalated” when I fell in love with an Alpine guide…disastrous!: for me there is nothing more beautiful than sharing this deep passion with the person you love: free climbing; ice falls; off piste skiing; ski touring trips; outdoor life; camping in a tent in the wild; wandering around wearing climbing skins and sleeping in unmanaged refuges. I lost my head, nothing else existed anymore, but I felt so completely alive, positive, full of faith, satisfied and I feared nothing. I’ve completed many projects with this guide at my side and we also have a daughter. Even if we are not together anymore, I still wanted to complete one more project: become a guide, which was an important goal for me and finally to be able to work as one.
For a while I continued working as an engineer, following constructions (Bormio, Courmayeur, Maen), in 2006 I closed my VAT number, entered the guide school of Alagna and since then, am trying to “survive” as much I can from this new profession. I work with Arpa and CNR, to monitor landslides, thermometric measurements for permafrost models and nivological reliefs.Now and then I do other little jobs like temporary teaching at High schools. My passion is free climbing and high altitude ski touring crossings. I would like to go on a trip or expedition, but it would not be fair towards my daughter, so I am happy with what I am and what I have which is a lot.
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