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  • Sep
    14
    2021
    Gorner and Aletsch, the ancient grandeur that no longer exists

    15 – 18 August 2021 – Zermat Today is the 15th of August and me and my travel companions Marco Manni and Dario Alaimo find ourselves in the Valais Canton in Switzerland. As scheduled, we reach Zermat and then climb to the Gornegrat (3,100 meters) with the characteristic cogwheel train. From this mountain, we can

  • Aug
    31
    2021
    Ecrins and Mont Blanc: a glacial spectacle lost forever

    6 – 9 August 2021 We are finally off! Direction Ailfroide in France. As first stop of the expedition, we will visit the Écrins Massif, where the Barre des Écrins is located, the only 4,000m of this mountain range and also the most western and southern of the Alps. I already visited the area during

  • Feb
    01
    2021
    From the Julian Alps to the Gran Sasso: the circle closes on the “home mountain”

    Having completed our fieldwork in the Marmolada group, we resume our journey towards Friuli Venezia-Giulia. Approaching the Falzarego Pass, we cross the valleys most affected by the Vaia storm, the extreme weather event caused by the tropicalisation of the Mediterranean climate. With its destructive power, it put down millions of fir trees in just 4

  • Nov
    17
    2020
    The Adamello is in agony and the queen of the Dolomites is losing his coat forever

    August 25, 2020 The activity on the Adamello starts from the “Mandrone, City of Trento” Refuge, which is located in a wonderful position in the middle Genoa Valley. We wake up very early, invigorated by a breath-taking landscape, to go and find some photographic points we had identified during the pre-expedition in the summer of

  • Aug
    30
    2020
    East of Monte Rosa, the Himalayan wall of the Alps

    August 8-9, Macugnaga – Joderhorn It is the first time I see the east face of Monte Rosa live, but I could not imagine it would be so impressive. I have seen and photographed many great mountains during my expeditions in the Himalayas and Karakorum, but now I understand why the east face of Monte

  • Aug
    06
    2020
    Valle D’Aosta: the adventure of Alpi 2020 begins

    July 24 –On the way to Valle D’Aosta Finally we’re off! First stop in Milan to meet all the researchers of the State University, then in Turin where, at the National Mountain Museum, the exhibition “On the trail of the glaciers” is in progress (until August 30).  From this place, which is the historical seat

  • 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

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