A new addition to the CAVES support team, Alessio seems like he has always been there, and I can hardly imagine a course without him.
Cesco suggested Alessio when we were looking for a technical instructor to assist him this year, and we met Alessio in June, during the dry runs.
His integration with the rest of the team was seamless. He is fast, organised, always ready to help with photography, rope manoeuvres, logistics and prompt to respond to requests for help but also to anticipate and take charge. An attentive and reliable companion in any expedition.
During the extended caves exploration phase he was always the first to be ready in the morning, in fact he is always the first to be ready at any time.
And to top it all, Alessio entertains us with his wits that combined with his typical Tuscany accent, made each dinner on our underground rock-table at cave-basecamp an entertaining and joyful event.