From sculpture to rock: a portrait of Federica Mingolla

Federica Mingolla is one of the most versatile athletes on the climbing scene. The film Un Nuovo Mattino shows the exciting personality and how her passion for trad climbing came about.

Federica Mingolla was born in Turin in 1994 and became known to a wide audience when she was the first Italian to climb Tom et Je Ris in Verdon, Digital Crack on the Mont Blanc massif and The Path through the Fish on the Marmolada.

Federica is one of the most interesting athletes on the climbing scene and European mountaineering today. She developed her passion for climbing at the age of 14 in the climbing hall. From 2000 to 2014 she climbed competitions at national level and in 2013 won silver in the lead discipline at the Italian National Championships.

Trad climbing discovered as a core discipline

In 2014 she discovered her passion for rock climbing and left the competition circuit. She quickly found a discipline that appealed to her the most: trad climbing.

Your most important achievements so far:

  • First ascent of the multi-pitch route Addio al Celibato (8a +) with Matteo della Bordella,
  • First ascent of the multi-pitch route Monster (8a) with Matteo Giglio,
  • First ascent of the multi-pitch route L'isola che non c'è (7b +) with Gabriele Carrara
  • First ascent of the multi-pitch route Itaca nel Sole Multipitch (8b)
  • First ascent of KTM (8a +)

The following video from her sponsor La Sportiva tells the interesting and moving story of an interesting and versatile athlete.

Federica Mingolla - The story of a passion

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Credits: Cover picture Andrea Cossu

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