Simone is the only mountaineer who has successfully climbed four 8,000-meter peaks during the perilous depths of winter. This is but one example of his countless extreme expeditions and projects over the past few decades.
The Italian's willingness to take risks and his versatile set of skills distinguish him from other high-altitude mountaineers. He has endangered his own life many times in rescue operations in extreme conditions and altitudes, for which he has received numerous awards.
helicopter rescue services
Simone is also a helicopter pilot specialized in rescue missions in the Himalayas. In 2012, he carried out a long-line rescue on Tengkangpoche at an altitude of over 6,400 meters, an extremely dangerous operation that illustrates his exceptional piloting skills. His high-altitude helicopter rescues have set records, and the combination of his alpine experience at extreme altitudes and his piloting expertise led him to develop new techniques and establish his own helicopter rescue services in the Himalayas.
Author, speaker & instructor
Simone has shared his experiences in 13 books. These insights into his alpine adventures, his thoughts on and philosophy regarding mountaineering, motivate and set standards for others. As a charismatic speaker and motivational instructor, he shares his knowledge and conveys his values to a sizeable global audience.