I was born in Aprica (Sondrio, Italy) in 1978. It is from the mountains that I learn my first lesson: to cling to the rock and hold on, always looking for a foothold, even when the support seems to be lacking.
It is this philosophy that since the year 2000 has pushed me to explore the most hostile environments on our planet.
In 2001 I ran the Marathon des Sables, a 250 km stage race in the Sahara desert.
In 2002 and 2003, I walked through Alaska, pushing a sled for a total of 2,000 kilometers.
In 2005 I rowed alone for 11,000 km across the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean for a total of 227 days.
In 2008 I did it again and I rowed 18,000 km across the Pacific Ocean, from Peru to Australia, in 294 days, alone once again .
In 2011 I ran 5300 km across the United States: from Los Angeles to New York, in 70 days.
In 2017 I crossed the Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in Europe (Iceland) with skis and a sled in 15 days.
Since 2019 I have been involved in the 10 rivers 1 Ocean project with the aim of navigating the ten most polluted rivers in the world.
To find out more, visit 10rivers1ocean.com
As a motivational speaker, I have participated in 4 TEDx Conferences (in Italy and in England) and I have spoken in over 600 conferences for very important clients (Automotive, Finance, Tech and Pharma).
Since 2014 I have been working with the psychology of maximum performance. I support athletes from various sports including golf, tennis and sailing and other professionals in the mental management of maximum performance.