Climbing Instructor Sentenced in Tito Traversa’s Death

In Italy, a judge in a court in Turin has convicted Nicola Galizia, 36, of manslaughter in the death of 12-year-old Italian climbing prodigy Tito Traversa. Galizia, the unofficial climbing instructor who was on site the day Traversa’s fatal climbing accident occurred, has been sentenced to two years in prison and will be forced to pay judicial expenses amounting to over 21,000 euros.

However, a prison sentence of two years in Italy, if it’s the first offense, actually means no prison time will be served. Galizia, therefore, is likely not going to prison. Prosecutors had sought a mandatory four-year prison sentence.

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An example of how the quickdraw was incorrectly assembled

An example of how the one of Tito’s quickdraws was incorrectly assembled.


One Response to Climbing Instructor Sentenced in Tito Traversa’s Death

  1. Emile May 17, 2018 at 8:48 pm #

    Long arm of the law.
    Sad, and a good reminder – rather be the “uncool” oke (/girl/woman / whatever gender you’re most comfortable associating with) and double checking stuff.

    PS: Fan of Mel sending with a helmet. Took me a while to catch on, glad there are some hotshots setting an example!!

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