When Turin native Francesco Ravelli (1885-1985) took his first steps at high altitudes with his brothers between the eighteen and nineteen hundreds, classical mountain climbing was still writing its own history. The quality of his achievements is such that his name is always significant, as is the originality of his photographs, which were regularly published in Italian Alpine Club magazines. Their excellence is reflected in the recognition and prizes they received.
[Nella capanna Valsesia al Monte Rosa: da destra Francesco Ravelli, Battista Gugliermina, Pinin Lampugnani, a sinistra Pinòt Gugliermina] [autore non identificato]
[Battista Gugliermina in cima all’Aiguilles Blanche de Peutérey, poi ribattezzata Picco Gugliermina, alle sue spalle Aiguille Noire de Peutérey] Francesco Ravelli