After the eight-graders
here is Martina, a female climber
from Alghero, in order to listen to
who has just begun to climb and understand
their dreams and hopes… Alghero is
a beautiful town and the Capo Caccia
cliffs have not been completely exploited
comparing to other famous areas in
Sardinia. We are sure that Martina
will be able to bring climbers from
Alghero to the Capo Caccia rocks,
creating once again that nice group
which gave life in the ‘80s to the
desire to equip the nice Casarotto
cliff. For now, let’s wish Martina
to find the satisfactions and feelings
that she is looking for on Sardinain
"Clandestino" by Manu Chao
Many...it depends on the
period and on my mood. I like Almodovar!
And a writer?
Massimo Carlotto, a genial
innocent unfortunate man!
you discover climbing?
Almost 2 years ago.
was the spark which started this passion?
I don’t know, probably the curiosity
to start something new and discover
the wellbeing and satisfaction once
you are in chain!
a cliff of your dreams?
More than one! I believe
there are many places to discover
and where to practice.
And the cliff
where you usually go?
At Casarotto, near Capo Caccia, in
my beautiful Alghero!
Being able to climb with
grit and elegance on almost every
type of route! For now, just learning
to put my feet decently and make the
most of my rests, since I still make
great mistakes! And naturally always
A myth in
An enterprising person,
capable, self-confident, humble and
is friendship in climbing?
Climbing is beautiful!
But climbing with friends with whom
you feel comfortable, who give me
good advice and encourage me is great!
And after a day on the cliffs it is
nice to meet to drink a beer together
and have a good laugh!
Do you feel
like risking more than in your everyday
I have sometimes taken
some risks and I paid the consequences
with some flight! Nothing serious,
luckily! However, although I always
do everything safely, I must admit
that I like the feeling you get when
your heart beats faster, you feel
frightened and you are then able to
overcome a difficult situation.
is it for you to feel physically fit?
Fundamental! It makes
me feel better and it helps me concentrate.
I have always been involved in sports
since I was small, I used to play
basketball and it has helped me a
If you stopped
climbing you would…
I would like to try an activity which
could allow me to appreciate the beauty
of our sea, windsurf or kite-surf.
What do you
love most in Sardinia?
EVERYTHING! The mild climate...I
don’t like the cold! And who has climbed
with me knows that! During a winter
weekend in Calagonone I moved Eddy
to pity to a point that he gave me
his heater for the night! My teeth
chattered for the cold during the
day on the cliffs! Then I adore the
crystal-clear sea, the rocks, pane
carasau, the hospitality and sincerity
of the Sardinian people...not only
do you hate?
There is nothing I hate. The things
I don’t like in Sardinia are not connected
to the world of climbing, but to the
world of work...other business.
like to live and climb somewhere else?
Absolutely not! Why should I leave
our paradise island when you can only
go away for a vacation?
In your opinion,
Sardinian climbers are:
There are few women climbers.
My friend Mary is 250 Km away, therefore
I would like to meet more girls, because
although it is nice to climb all together,
sometimes I would like to confront
with them to improve my limits and
maybe discover my strength! Generally,
I have met nice persons, passionate
Do you like
the current concept of climbing?
I don’t think I have enough experience
to answer this question. I can only
say that I understand more climbers
who always want to improve and try
with grit and passions, no matter
which level they have achieved, rather
than those who do things just to do
so or who talk, talk, talk... But
this is true in everything!
For now, I think I could
only dry the sweat of those who really
compete! Anyway, I would like to try
in the future. It would be fun to
test myself, maybe against some haughty
the end, what is climbing for you?
It is one of the
best ways to feel happy and satisfied!