Tamara Lunger

Born in Bolzano in 1986, daughter of a well-known Italian ski-mountaineer, she has lived all her life among the mountains. Maybe it is for this reason that inevitably the mountains had such a strong influence in her life, so much so that it became her passion. In 2014 she reached the summit of K2 and became the second Italian woman to do so in the history of alpinism.

Ever since she was a young girl, Tamara took part in many different sports, even athletics (she was vice Italian champion twice in discus), but her true passion, mountains, throughout the years has remained unvaried. In 2002 she started ski-mountaineering and took part in her first races. As part of the national team she won important titles: among these she became Italian champion in 2006 and 2008, vice-champion in 2007, she won the Pierra Menta in 2007 and 2008 and the title of world champion on the long distance in 2008.

After this period of ski-mountaineering racing she needed new challenges in the mountains. At the age of 14 she already dreamed of climbing an eight thousand meter peak and had a clear idea on how to go about it. And in 2009, during her first mountaineering experience in Nepal she confirmed to herself that this was the right idea. From then on, things were clear for Tamara: “this is the life I want, nothing else”.

Since 2021 Tamara has decided to include within her expeditions a cycling part, the approach.
Whether on asphalt or off-road, Tamara has decided to ride the Cinelli King Zydeco, a carbon frame that is perfectly at ease in both long-distance gravel races and bike packing explorations.