It’s the Rock’n’Road life for Stefano
Living in the shadow of Arco’s limestone cliffs, Stefano is a world-class climber with a thirst for adventure. Exploring Europe from his trusty Fiat Ducato, he relies on the Hub 2 activity shelter to help him build the perfect base camp.
What’s your background?
I’m a professional climber from Italy.
What do you enjoy doing?
Climbing, taking pictures and videos, and travelling in my van.
What do you do?
I compete on the World Cup circuit, challenging myself to climb some of the hardest routes across the globe.
What does it mean to you to be a Dometic ambassador?
Van life is an essential part of my identity, enabling me to live the way I want to. Being supported by Dometic, a brand that shares my values, makes me immensely proud.
What kind of vehicle do you have?
A Fiat Ducato 540 van. It offers the perfect combination of comfort and mobility.
What Dometic gear do you use, and how has it helped you?
I’ve got a Hub 2. It provides instant shelter and shade when we stop to camp and is easy to put up. It’s made of recycled plastic bottles. I’ve also got a portable fridge that I use when we travel by car rather than camper van, and an air conditioning unit for when the temperatures soar.
If you could only pack three essentials to take on a trip, what would they be?
Probably climbing shoes, my camera, and the van.
What’s your favorite memory from your adventures?
Climbing Perfecto Mundo in Spain and Change in Flatanger, which are two of Europe’s hardest routes.
What’s the best thing about what you do?
I get to do what I love every day. I live for climbing and climb for a living. It’s the perfect combination.
What’s your dream trip?
Taking a road trip around America with my girlfriend.
What’s your greatest goal in life?
To climb the hardest route in the world.
Do you have any advice for someone looking to embark on a similar lifestyle?
Don’t wait. Start following your dream now.
Stefano is an Italian native. Originally hailing from Turin, he now lives in Arco, a town famed for its sheer limestone cliffs and ancient hilltop castle.
His dreams of a nomadic existence began when Stefano was a child, inspired by the active lifestyle and caravanning holidays he enjoyed with his parents.
As he grew up, Stefano developed a passion for rock climbing – which soon turned into a career. Today, he travels Europe in his trusty Fiat Ducato, taking on some of the hardest routes in the world.
Follow Stefano’s journey at stefanoghisolfi.it