Last Friday, the Italian alpinist Matteo Pasquetto was killed in a fall in the Grandes Jorasses area.

Matteo Pasquetto and his two climbing partners Matteo Della Bordella and Luca Moroni were descending the Reposoir Ridge when Matteo slipped and was fatally injured in the fall. The three alpinists previously opened a new route through the east face of the Grandes Jorasses.

Young and successful on the way

Despite his young age, tomorrow would be Matteo's 26th birthday, Matteo Pasquetto mastered numerous impressive ascents. For example, during his stay in Patagonia at the beginning of the year, when he opened the route Il Dado e Tratto at the Aguja Standhardt together with Matteo Bernasconi and Matteo Della Bordella. It was also during this time that he succeeded in repeating Route 40 for the first time° dei Ragni di Lecco on the Aguja Poincenot and the first ascent of Jurassic Park on the north face of El Mocho.

It was only a few months ago that a good friend of Matteo Pasquetto's, Matteo Bernasconi, with whom he was in Patagonia this year, had a fatal accident on a ski tour.

Beauty and freedom: Matteo's strength. Thank you very much for the news and sympathy.

The goodbye message on Instagram after Matteo's death

Matteo Pasquetto with the also deceased Matteo Bernasconi and Matteo Della Bordella in Patagonia