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  • Nov
    22
    2019
    The Corti’s Archive: A full immersion in the Valtellina Alps

    He was one of the most important exponents of mountaineering in Valtellina and a photographer of rare sensitivity and culture.  I am talking about Alfredo Corti, who lived between 1880 and 1973, to whom the Valtellina section of the Italian Alpine Club of the city of Sondrio dedicated an archive of about 2,000 photographs, where

  • Aug
    30
    2019
    On the trails of Alfredo Corti

    After the first expedition stage conducted between the Mont Balnc and the Monte Rosa area, we move from Gressoney to Valtelline. In Morbegno, we reach Riccardo Scotti, glaciologist at the University of Bologna, and Marco Manni, who will help us logistically, both are part of the Lombard Glaciological Service and will join the team for

  • Aug
    13
    2019
    Pre-expedition “Alps 2020”: Comparisons in the Aosta Valley

    In November 2018, I officially started the iconographic research for the “Alps 2020” expedition, the last one planned in the framework of my project „On the Trail of the Glaciers”. Immediately, I had the confirmation that the amount of available historical photos of the glaciers in the many archives was huge. Assuming to cover the

  • Jul
    11
    2019
    Sella’s Foundation: A journey in the most exciting archive of mountain photos

    My new visit to the Sella’s Foundation could not be less exciting and thrilling than I expected. A confirmation of the very rich iconographic heritage, which never upsets me, despite my repeated visits. The Foundation stores, among others, the Vittorio Sella’s Fund, the main landmark for mountain photography: his work dedicated to the Alps is

  • Jun
    11
    2019
    Iconographic research in Turin: 15,000 photos in 3 days

    (Italiano) 15000 foto in 3 giorni. Non male come inizio lavoro di ricerca iconografica. Di ritorno dal Piemonte posso considerarmi soddisfatto per questa full immersion negli archivi storici di fotografie di montagna: Museo Nazionale della Montagna “Duca degli Abruzzi” di Torino, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Comitato Glaciologico Italiano.

  • Jul
    26
    2018
    Cho Oyu and its Glacier, Gyarag

    Today we move on from the Everest base camp and make our way to the base camp at Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth highest mountain. During a journey over mainly dirt roads we come across a Tibetan family grazing their yaks while, close by, we get a glimpse of a vulture close to a dead

  • Jun
    28
    2018
    Climate change from the roof of the world

    We have completed the first part of the expedition and are back in Kathmandu and need to know if the Chinese Consulate is going to issue us with a visa to enter Tibet. We have an appointment at the Consulate the morning after our arrival and are received by the Consul himself. The meeting turns

  • Jun
    04
    2018
    Descent to the Jannu, an enormous transformation of the landscape

    After the high-altitude exertions of the previous day we decided to set the alarm clock at a reasonable time and got up at 7am. I emerged from my sleeping bag and shook off the frost that my condensed breath had formed and switched on the light of my tiny tent. Before me lay the peaks

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