Sarapo, South Face Ascent and West Face Ski Descent. Italians Toni Valeruz and Tita Weiss made the ascent of the west face of Sarapo in seven hours in late June. Valeruz had intended to descend by paraglider, but the winds seemed too strong. Instead he skied the very difficult west face, which in places was nearly 60°. The first ascent of the west face had been made some years ago by an Italian expedition led by Casimiro Ferrari.