Freerider and steep downhill skier
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Federico took a very important trip a few years ago, when he left his native Milan to respond to the irresistible call of the mountains. And he has not stopped since then. A mountain climber, freerider, trainer and steep downhill skier, he is the first Italian to challenge the icefall on skis. He tells us about his excitement together with his favourite line, Piquadro travel.
The very essence of Piquadro lies in the leather goods products designed for a key activity: travel. To travel is to discover new places, to have unique experiences, to meet extraordinary people. To travel is to rediscover ourselves and attain goals impossible for those who do not take a step forward. One who moves quickly is Federico Colli, who is always racing downhill toward his next destination.
I'm a pursuer of dreams. I fell in love with skiing when I was a young boy. My parents handed it down to me, and then it took its natural course. Every mountain has its own special "design". There are more vertical mountains that make an impression upon first glance; there are more sloping mountains that rise less to the sky less vertically; and both can contain beauties and dangers. I believe that inspiration counts for everything. It starts from a dream, a desire, something that has made an impression on us. They might be photos or videos we have seen, or simply stories we have listened to. I adore travelling. It is learning, and broadening one's mind and one's ideas. I can't even imagine my life without travelling. It can be more or less extreme, for pleasure or for business, but it is by necessity a part of me. Everything comes almost natural to a person who has style. It is neither planned nor construed. That is the way it is. Period! Even when you ski. You know how to go up in the climb. It almost seems that your movements are a dance, that everything is simple even if in reality it is not. The more fluid the movements, the more work you have done and the more motor knowledge and high technical capability you have.
"Passion is everything, the driving force of every action"