Filippo, Davide and Erica, Tommaso, Paolo. The victims of the Marmolada have happy faces in the photos on social networks. In the background you can see peaks and glaciers, a love for the mountains that – one imagines – will have carried them who knows how many times on ‘normal’ routes and via ferratas, rock passages and peaks to be conquered. Normal stories, anyway, before yesterday. Today they are the first names of the Italian victims ascertained between 7 of the collapse of the serac at Punta Rocca. In the case of Erica, one of the now certain missing. The symbol of this tragedy is the selfie taken on Sunday morning on the Marmolada by Filippo Bari, 27, shortly before the collapse of the glacier killed him. In the photo sent to friends and family – “I’m here!” says the post – Filippo appears full of energy, the expression is enthusiastic. He lived in Malo (Vicenza), and worked in a hardware store in Isola Vicentina. “The Marmolada – explained his brother, Andrea, arriving in Canazei with his parents – was supposed to be a preparatory outing in view of the Cai consortium on Monte Rosa, scheduled for next week”. “Filippo was a great lover of the mountains and nature in general – he added – he had already done several high altitude outings, always accompanied by expert people and with all the necessary equipment”. He leaves his partner and a 4-year-old son. The mayor of Isola Vicentina, Filippo Gonzo, was the first to spread the selfie of the young man from Vicenza in the morning, adding a few lines: “Filippo slipped away, the great Marmolada wanted to keep him with him”.
In Veneto there are three other victims of the collapse of Sunday 3 July. Tommaso Carollo and Paolo Dani, from Vicenza, have also been identified and formally recognized today to relatives. Carollo was a 48-year-old manager from Thiene, well known in the Altovicentino area. Yesterday he was on the ‘normal’ route with his partner, who was injured and hospitalized in Trento. Paolo Dani, 52, was a mountain guide from Valdagno, very experienced and respected by his colleagues and by fans of high altitude excursions. The three – Bari and Carollo both enrolled in the CAI section of Malo – were together in one of the consortiums hit in full by the river of ice and rock, which fell on Pian dei Fiacconi. The story of Davide Miotti, 51, and his wife Erica Campagnolo, on the other hand, is the story of a broken family. The mountains were their passion and their work. For years they had been running a super-specialized shop in technical equipment in Tezze sul Brenta (Vicenza). Today the shutters have remained down. Miotti would be among the victims already recognized. His wife Erica, on a consortium with him, would instead belong to the missing on the glaciers. In Cittadella, where they were well known, the hope of seeing them return home has also disappeared. They had two children, a 15-year-old boy and an older girl. “I remember Davide as a smart boy, an expert in mountaineering, he had made his passion into a job, with him his wife Erica Campagnaro, a united couple” remembered them the mayor of Cittadella, Luca Pierobon, childhood friend of both. . “They were born and raised here, added Pierobon – we are almost the same age and we spent many evenings together as kids. More than 20 years ago they opened this super-specialized shop for climbing and mountain hikes. We are saddened by the family.”