Thomas Franchini is originally from the Dolomites in Italy, he is a mountain guide and ski instructor. He made his debut in alpine skiing and competitions, it was at this time that he discovered his passion for mountaineering and the "real mountains" as he calls them.

His philosophy

"The mountain's world represents all my life. This is my house, my freedom."

An versatile mountaineer, he now practices ice climbing, mixed climbing, ski touring or expeditions in very high mountains. Passionate about the great virgin and wild spaces, Thomas feels more at home in the mountains than anywhere else. He has carried out several solo expeditions and lines, notably in the Brenta Dolomites where he opened a mixed route "Passagio Solista".