Almost 300 lines developed over the last three years is one of the main reasons that has led to the publication of this fourth edition. A further confirmation that this beautiful alpine valley is an inexhaustible source of boulders, whose potential is far from having been exhausted.
This new edition of Mello Boulder comes with new videos, of which there are almost 300 that include boulders of different difficulties and a wide variety of Valley sectors. Just use the QR codes and a simple app that can be downloaded for free on all smartphones. All you need is an internet connection and it is possible to view them anywhere. The guide book is aimed at the varied bouldering community: including those that want to try the more famous and hard lines, but especially for all those that love to climb on boulders and enjoy the moves and mag- nificent context in which they will become immersed.
Andrea Pavan, born and raised in Como, has lived in Sondrio for more than ten years where he works as a Geologist. In 2003 he became a member of the Ragni di Lecco. After his first mountaineering experiences (alpinism, ski touring and ice climbing), from 1996 he started to focus on climbing, firstly concentrating on multipitches around the Alps (especially in the Masino area) but also in Peru and Morocco. He has also sport climbed a lot and has relished bolting new routes. However, his great passion has always been climbing boulders. He has cleaned and freed numerous new lines, including hard ones, both in the Masino area and in other bouldering spots spread around the Sondrio province (Selvapiana, Dazio, Val di Togno, Val Gerola etc.), and also during trips to Morocco and Turkey in the company of his 'Ragni' friends.