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Cerro Torre: Ritmo Latino en la Cara Oeste

posted May 30, 2012, 3:35 PM by Marco Martino   [ updated Jun 8, 2012, 12:45 PM by Italo Balestra ]
In a very nicely renewed place in the beautiful quarter of Rome that inspired the movie La Dolce Vita, a Patagonia partner store has recently come into existence. Originated from the volcanic minds of Fabiana and Luca, this is a place for people who love outdoor. Going beyond clichés, the store doesn't want to be simply a store, but something more. It is also a gathering point for outdoor lovers and a place where outdoor adventures can be told and outdoor life can be promoted.

With this spirit, on the 29th of May, the Patagonia partner store in Rome has hosted a nice event with the projection of the movie “Cerro Torre: Ritmo Latino en la Cara Oeste”. The movie tells the story of a group of six argentinian mountaineers and musicians, who, motivated by passion for music and mountain, perform surreal concerts surrounded by some of the most beautiful natural sceneries on Earth, including the mythic Cerro Torre in Patagonia. The movie won several awards, two at the Trento Film Festival in 2007 and 28 at other international festivals around the globe. It has been considered among the best 5 mountaineering movies of all times at the Banff Film Festival.

The movie has been presented by the mountaineer Marcello Cominetti and it has been commented by the special guest, Rolando Garibotti, one of the climbers that best knows the Torre.

Rolando, a.k.a. "Rolo", has conveyed to the audience, with very profound realism, what climbing the Cerro Torre really means. Through simple words, profound humbleness, and great fun he described sceneries, routes, and feelings that only few have been so lucky to experience. In the very nice atmosphere of the event, however, the real protagonists have been the wonderful images of those unique places, which made us dream.