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Alps, Dolomites, Mont Blanc, Provence

Posted by White Lightning on May 6, 2009
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Activity Details

Date: Anytime
Location: Italy
City or Place: Castel Guelfo di Bologna
Categories: Gym/Training, Hiking, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Social
Partner Status: Want Partners


My name is Matt and I am looking for climbing partners. I am American living in Bologna studying Italian. Not sure where, but I will be in Europe until sometime in the fall. I don't have any plans yet but I am working on it.

Here is a little about my experience. I have climbed quite a bit in the US. I went to college Colorado and climbed there. Also in New York state. I have lead up to grade 3 ice but have no experience with glacier travel. Last summer I was leading 5.9 YDS trad climbing. 5.10 sport. With me in Italy I have a full trad rack, draws, helmet, ice tools, crampons, mountaineering boots, snow clothing, and other small things. Don't have a rope though.

My intention is to climb a lot in the Alps. Particularly alpine rock, but also mountaineering. Really am up for anything. Destinations I am really keen for are the Dolomites, Mont Blanc area Chamonix Courmayeur, rock climbing in Provence, the Calanques, and Val Masino Alps.

Last weekend I went to Cortina. Too much snow to really do anything but hike around a little. It was my first time in the Alps. Actually the week of May 18 to May 23, I am taking a week off from school. Looking to climb as much as possible. It will be too early for a lot of things but maybe mountaineering and snow climbs. Maybe climbing at lower elevations. Am willing to travel some else in in Europe too.

Email, call, or send a summitpost message
schafermh@gmail.com, 333 75 22 664, White Lightning
Matt Schafer


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hey Matt,

Let me know if you want to meet up in Austria sometime, preferrably in central Austria. I have some very experienced climbing friends here. I would like to climb in Italy sometime myself.
Posted May 25, 2009 1:15 am

lovetoclimbmMt. Blanc and alps
I will be in Europe/Switz. from July 3rd-29th and am looking to climb as much as possible, mostly mountaineering. Want to climb Matterhorn (prob with guide) and Mt Blanc and any others I have time for. Let me know if you're interested in getting a group together to do some climbing. Will be leaving for Europe in a few weeks so if possible respond asap.
Posted Jun 6, 2009 3:15 am

maurochiaraRock Climbing



I will go to Europe in the next September and I looking for a partner to climbing with me. Probably I will stay in Czech Republic, but I can go to Italy or others countries around.

I’m a Brazilian rock climber, I started three years ago and my experience is with trad climb. I’m leading comfortably until 5.10a in trad and 5.11a in sport. I have a full trad rack, single rope, a lot of quickdraws, binners, and the others gears.

You can see a little about me in www.youtube.com/maurochiara.

Mauro Chiara
Posted Jul 6, 2009 10:05 am

kurtcmonte rosa area in august


Hi Matt,

Will be based in Gressoney starting Aug 8th. If you're still available to do some stuff in the monte rosa area just reply. Kurt
Posted Jul 27, 2009 2:41 am

AustralopitecusHi Matt


I sent you a email 5 minutes ago

Jose Rosen from Chile.
Posted Feb 28, 2011 9:06 pm

absinthe52Hey there


Looking to climb there in July...
Posted Mar 20, 2013 4:14 am

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