Fabrizio Zangrilli is the man. He spends about 9 months out of the year in Himalaya guiding all manner of peaks from warm up routes to K2. He uses these expeditions as a launching pad for his huge personal climbing ambitions like the Rupal Face. He is a mild-mannered bad ass and one of the greatest climbing partners and friends we know. His commitment to the other side of the world and to the mountains is unparalleled. He returns to Colorado for a few weeks, maybe a month, each year and we get a chance to catch up. He arrives broke having blown what money he made guiding on his personal climbs and he is quickly in and out of Boulder and back in the Rockies or the Alps, literally within a matter of hours or days. He has not paid rent for as long as we have known him and his car is a hand-me-down from a special friend for being the kind of cool and committed soul searcher we all need in our lives.
Needless to say, Fabrizio is a person we trust our lives to. As an athlete, he is always above and beyond the call of duty with his input on product development and awesome use of technology to keep connected with the world during his long stays in the mountains. We truly believe he is one of the greatest living mountain guides.
And he is for hire! He is wrapping up some trips now in the Himalaya and will remain there until December. In the fall season he will be chasing some of his personal climbing ambitions, but in the near term, he is hoping to do more guiding. If you've had ambitions to climb in the Himalaya, Fabrizio would be the man to sign up with. You can get a much better picture of him than we can paint from his blog at http://fabriziozangrilli.blogspot.com/ where he has been posting video updates via sat phone from the Himalaya for two months now. His 'business' website is at http://web.me.com/fabriziozangrilli/FabrizioZangrilli/Home.html and this is the best way to contact him should the itch turn into the full on burn.
To climbing big mountains,
CAMP USA Inc.