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D AV I D E F I O R A S O Starting again. The sun is there, trying to pretend nothing is happening. These are the last days of a season that is no longer in control. In the air, the scents and colors of a middle land, of a transitional period between one dimension and another, chase each other anachronistically. This is that time of the year in which work starts again, projects begin. With a hint of nostalgia, and a bit of resignation, or with that force deriving from the many beautiful things seen, experienced and understood during the summer break. Every year, when the routine starts again, the question that arises is always the same: do we still have something to learn or do we already know everything? Are we back here bored and satisfied, or curious and open towards what we can discover? If you notice the pattern of the holidays, and its stories, is always the same: first things went wrong, we were tired, then, at a certain point, we met Heaven and everything went well, every piece came together. Why does this happen? Because in the end, all the breaks, all the trips reassure us that life, at some point, meets its happy ending. We nourishes that illusion that there may be something that will solve our problems forever, that will give us back the much loved freedom. We dream of an existence in which we always feel good and never out of place. But such a thing does not exist in time, nor in history. All witnesses, each dream location have their own reality behind the postcard faรงade. A reality that is not shot, that is not told, but that exists and that is the one that allows the very work necessary to understand and regain some words, some truths, some certainties. To start again means exactly this: to be sure that our life is not based on myths, illusions or feelings, but that it is built on the exact place of the world we live in. The place that was assigned to us; the place where the greatest miracle can happen. To start again, and walk every morning.
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EUROPEAN OUTODOOR FILM TOUR 19/20 With an invitation premiere held on October 9th in Munich, started the new edition of the E.O.F.T.,
the largest outdoor film festival in Europe: over 500 evenings in 20 different countries. For 19 con-
secutive years, the European Outdoor Film Tour has brought to the big screen exceptional films and documentaries that talk about travel, action and adventure. Alongside classical disciplines,
such as mountain biking, freeriding, climbing or alpine expeditions, the tour is also interested in new destinations of the outdoor world, far from the known terrain, to offer moments of suspense and unexpected surprises. Info, dates and complete program on www.eoft.eu.
M A M M U T A N N O U N C E S A N E W PA R T N E R S H I P W I T H AVA L A N C H E G E E KS Mammut announced its partnership with Bruce Goodlad and Mike Austin of Avalanche Geeks, the leading avalanche education company in the UK. Bruce, a mountain guide for 19 years, worked as a
mountaineering instructor and guided groups all over the world, from Antarctica to Greenland. He is a former technical director of British Mountain Guides (BMG), and he participated in the development of their safety program. Mike is an Alpine skiing assistant in American Mountain Guides and
is a professional member of the American Avalanche Association. Bruce and Mike will work with Mammut to develop the product, sharing their experiences also with their students.
PATA G O N I A O P E N S A N E W S T O R E I N B E R L I N Patagonia has opened a new space in Berlin designed to be both a retail store and a reference
point for activists and the outdoor community. The store in MĂźnzstraĂ&#x;e, in the Mitte district, sells
clothing for climbing, winter sports and trail running. It also houses a permanent Worn Wear repair point, a space dedicated to NGO networking, events, screenings, conferences and works by
local artists. Patagonia currently has 9 single-brand stores throughout Europe and the opening of the Berlin store will join the existing location in Munich as a second German destination.
NIMS PURJA IN THE OSPREY EUROPE TEAM Osprey is proud to welcome into its team the alpinist Nirmal "Nims" Purja, a member of the Order of
the British Empire (MBE). Having spent more than 16 years in the British armed forces, also holding roles in the special forces, and more than 6 years as a mountain guide and expedition leader, Nims
is currently engaged in the Project Possible, or the attempt to scale the 14 eight thousanders in only 7 months and beat over 7 speed records on these altitudes. The challenge marked his first milestone at 5.40am on May 22nd, when Nims reached the top of Everest with his Aether Pro 70 backpack.
WOOLRICH REBRANDING Woolrich renews itself giving a contemporary twist to the unmistakable Buffalo Check, the iconic pattern also presents in the new FW 19-20 collection. The company, which has recently appointed a new CEO, Stefano Saccone, talks about heritage, expertise and dynamism. The redesign goes through the historical reason that has always represented the contamination
between Scottish tradition, English heritage (from the founder John Rich) and American roots. The restyling was carried out by the London design studio Pentagram. Starting from the new collection the emblem will be present on all the garments.
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ORTOVOX PROTACT 2024 ProtAct 2024 is a comprehensive plan of actions for sustainable production that Ortovox presented
at ISPO 2019. Starting from a series of "pillars" of its philosophy, Ortovox will carry on projects
and actions in order to arrive by 2024 at a structure that is as sustainable as possible. In particular the following initiatives will be amplified: the Ortovox Wool Promise, the compliance with all the
requirements of the Fair Wear Foundation, the Alpine Origin (by 2024 60% of production will be
in Europe), mountain protection, elimination of PCFs from all products, the recycling and reuse of raw materials (recycled wool and synthetic fibers).
THE BOA PERFORMANCE FIT LAB IS BORN Boa Technology has announced the opening, at its Denver headquarter, of the Boa Performance Fit Lab, a 250 mÂ˛ laboratory where test fit solutions and innovations, to obtain the maximum benefits
in performance. The biomechanical data collected in the three main areas (speed and agility, health and resistance, power and precision) will serve to scientifically demonstrate the advantages of
fit in the field of competitive sports. The tests will be conducted using innovative tools and technologies, such as a metabolic cart, force plates, an artificial hiking trail and more. Before being used in the research and development phase, the data will be validated by the University of Denver.
C H R I S H U F N A G E L I S M E R R E L Lâ€™ S N E W G L O B A L BRAND PRESIDENT Wolverine World Wide, a company that owns, among other brands, Chaco, Saucony and Sperry,
announced the appointment of Chris Hufnagel as Merrell's new global brand president, a role
previously held by Sue Rechner. For 10 years at Wolverine, Hufnagel has recently been president
of the brand Cat Footwear and senior vice president of Wolverine Way Forward. Before joining Wolverine, he held leadership roles in Under Armor, Gap and Abercrombie & Fitch. Hufnagel will report directly to Todd Spaletto, president of the Wolverine Michigan Group.
N I K E E X PA N D S I T S E U R O P E A N L O G I S T I C S C A M P U S With the new distribution center in Ham, Belgium, Nike is expanding its European logistics campus, opened in 1994, which today includes six facilities located between Laakdal, Meerhout and
Herentals. It has been renamed The Court and expands Nike's logistical capabilities while promo-
ting a highly sustainable architecture, in which 95% of the waste generated is recycled. 140,000 square meters fully powered by wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric and biomass energy. The network of surrounding canals allows 99% of incoming containers to reach their destination, eliminating about 14,000 road trips each year.
K AT H M A N D U B E C O M E S T H E L A R G E S T B C O R P O R AT I O N I N AU S T R A L A S I A With the recent recognition of B Lab, Kathmandu has become one of the largest outdoor clothing and equipment brands, to globally obtain the B Corporation certification, the first publicly listed in New Zealand. The evaluation process measures a company's performance in five categories:
governance, workers, customers, community and environment. The purpose of the movement is to ensure that the environmental and social performance is measured as solidly as the economic
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The second ideal layer to wear before, during or after training. The particular knitting process facilitates air circulation and allows a perfect balance of your body temperature. Every detail is designed to offer a high level of comfort and great freedom of movement thanks to the seamless structure and the use of ultra-light and breathable fibers. A design easy to wear during every occasion.
The smartwatch designed to withstand the most extreme environmental conditions. It is developed according to the US 810G military standard which guarantees thermal and water resistance up to 100 meters. 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter, multi-reception of GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellite systems capable of a more precise data acquisition, even in remote areas. The tactical functions include the Stealth mode which interrupts and deactivates any communication.
Resistance and style in a classic model designed for All Mountain, Enduro and Freeride. The palm is made of a single piece of leather that avoids annoying seams and provides an optimal feeling on the handlebar grip. The back has a breathable mesh structure with additional protections on the knuckles and a microfibre insert to wipe sweat from the face. The Digital_Tips feature facilitates the use of any touchscreen.
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A new travel companion for outdoor life enthusiasts. W20 by Outxe is a 20,000 mAh wireless power bank capable of charging up to three devices simultaneously. It has a solar panel and a practical LED flashlight with 3 lighting modes. It is resistant to dust, shocks and crushing. It features an IP67 protection rating and can be submerged up to a depth of one meter.
Kammok, a brand that became famous for its hammocks, has just launched on Kickstarter its first collection of backpacks and travel bags: the Burro Zip 18 daypack, designed for small adventures, the Burro Roll 26 backpack and the Duffel 30 for longer trips. Strong, lightweight and functional, all models use a Adamas 70D ripstop nylon construction with PU coating, taped seams and YKK AquaGuard zips. They also feature a padded EVA back panel and external pockets in Lycra Stretch Mesh.
Latest winner of the Red Dot Award 2019, Skotti is a portable grill that weighs less than 3 kg, easy to carry inside any backpack thanks to its handy case. It is made of high quality stainless steel panels, laser-shaped, that can be assembled and disassembled in the blink of an eye and cleaned very easily. It comes with its gas cylinder, but it can also work with coal or wood.
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Aclima produced the first overall woollen on the market, a thermal layer that eliminates the problem of cold and snow under clothing. Easy to use thanks to the double-slider zips in the front part, around the lower back and along the legs. It has thumb holes on the sleeves to keep hands warm and a hood that can become a neck warmer or a balaclava. The 3/4 version is designed for the use with ski boots.
A new harness that screams versatility, characterized by the innovative Smart Webbing Technology construction that offers climbers a comfort never experienced before, guaranteeing uniform load distribution. The perforated EVA foam padding and the 3D mesh interior ensure excellent breathability, while the DeltaFrame system on the leg loops is synonymous with great support when belaying or during rappel descent.
The original thermal case that protects your smartphone from the the sun and temperature changes. Made with space-suit technology, Phoozy's Apollo is the first case in the world that reflects more than 90% of solar radiation, safeguarding the device from extreme heat and cold. The Impactor Core Layer provides shock and ground impacts protection from a height of 180 cm, also allowing floating in the water.
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A great shoe for precision climbing, with a flexibility that is perfect on grips. The construction of the upper and the tension system focus on a single goal: combining performance, efficiency and comfort. Booster adapts to the dynamics of the moving foot and conveys full confidence in every situation. An innovative model characterized by high quality materials: latest generation microfibre, Alcantara and four rubber densities.
Giant decided to refine the concept of electric mountain bikes by transforming the Reign into an e-mtb that has all the credentials to become a new benchmark in the field of assisted pedal enduro. With the oblique battery perfectly integrated on the frame, a sinuous line and a color that does not go unnoticed, it presents modern geometries and top-notch components, that complete this interesting new products for riders looking for a reliable companion.
A unique and patented model, foldable into four parts in order to become the most compact of the crash pads. The removable straps on the lower side are secured with Velcro fasteners and can be stored in the integrated pocket. It is composed of two types of padding to ensure optimal protection: 15mm of EVA impact reducing foam and 10 cm of high density polyurethane foam. It can be divided into two independent halves to use on transoms, or as a bivouac mattress.
ORIGINAL OUTSIDER 40 YEARS AGO WE SET THE STANDARD In 1979, we introduced the Danner Light – the world’s ﬁrst breathable, waterproof boot lined with GORE-TEX. The utilitarian design quickly became the standard in waterproof footwear. Today, we honor four decades of premium, American craftsmanship with the limited-edition Danner Light 40th, built for the modern explorer.
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The lightweight wading boot born to accompany you through fords and long approaches, both in fresh and salt water. Full-grain leather upper with 100% nylon 1000 denier inserts, quick lacing system, drainage holes, Vibram Megagrip sole for safe traction on a wide range of terrains. Developed in collaboration with Danner and handmade in Portland, Oregon.
Ellis, the multi-tool by James Brand, in a new and exclusive version created in collaboration with the explorer Cory Richards and ROAM. 2.6â€? drop point blade in Sandvik 12C27 steel with partial serration. Anodized aluminum body, Nail Nick opening and Lockback locking system. It includes screwdriver, scraper and bottle opener. Limited edition of only 100 copies.
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During last Paris Fashion Week WM presented the new collaboration with Eastpak; a mix of design, functionality and technology. Absolutely new is the Vest Bag, designed by Yosuke Aizawa, which can be adapted according to style and worn in three different combinations. It has modular compartments and multiple pockets with zip closure. Japanese streetwear at new levels.
Norse Projects, a brand born in the heart of Copenhagen, for fall/winter season presents a capsule realized in collaboration with GORE-TEX. A palette of Glacier Gray, Black or Dark Navy colors that sees the great return of the Rokkvi parka in a padded version with goose down certified according to the EU 90/10 standard. Maximum water resistance (28,000 mm water columns) and high breathability.
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After the success of the first collab with adidas Originals, GORE-TEX presents the PT3 LASCU collection based on three components: the adidas Originals philosophy "the past empowers the future", the open source collaboration with Conroy Nachtigall and GORE-TEX technologies. In the FW 2019 collection there will be two waterproof and breathable headwear as well as wind-resistant GORE-TEX INFINIUM pants.
6.MERREL X DOGFISH HEAD AGILITY SYNTHESIS
Merrell and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery launched a trail running shoe that celebrates two common passions: outdoor life and beer. The design and coloring is inspired by the most refreshing beer that Dogfish Head has ever produced: the SeaQuench Ale. They are made, where possible, with sustainable solutions: regenerated waste rubber, Bloom algae foam and recycled plastic.
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After the great work done by the Atmos team for the outerwear capsule revealed at the beginning of 2019, Columbia asked the Japanese brand to customize its latest creation in terms of footwear. This is the brand new SH/ FT OutDry Mid sneaker released in September. The waterproof stretch-knit upper and full-grain leather inserts have been revisited with a color inspired by the rave culture.
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Howler Bros. was one of the first brands to believe in Huckberry's vision. Since then the two have become like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The Lightning Quilted Jacket is part of the North Coast Jungle Collection, limited edition caps characterized by the exclusive Jungle Print. An ultra-light jacket with PrimaLoft 60g insulation and a water-resistant ripstop polyester lining.
Kona Bikes has partnered with the Seattle brand Swift Industries to equip its Rove ST bikepacking model with matching bags and custom touches. The model was renamed Swift Rove and comes out in only 201 pieces with Jr. Ranger side bags, Paloma handlebar bag and Zeitgeist saddle bag. Tubus Tara Lowrider Big Apple front rack and a Brooks B17 Imperial saddle.
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Cycling and coffee are two terms often associated. And Rapha has always celebrated this union. No group tour ends without a stop and no clubhouse is complete without its coffee machine. The brand founded by Simon Mottram worked with local farmers in the region of Antioquia, Colombia, to create La Palma, a blend supplied in comfortable 100% plastic-free and completely recyclable capsules.
Romance is excited to announce its collaboration with the talented Dutch artist Parra. This unisex garment, with an exclusive post-pop style, is inspired by the Signature Pro race fit jersey using high quality Italian fabrics with woven micro-weave sleeves. All profits from the sale will go to charity to the World Bicycle Relief.
Helly Hansen and PUMA presented the new trail-ready capsule for fall/winter 2019. A collection inspired by the 90s, guided by three sneaker models with a great improvement to the silhouette: Nitefox, Trailfox MTS and LQS CELL Omega. They use the same color combination with vivid orange inserts, all-terrain details and a joint brand logo.
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Ëœ FAIRPHONE 3: THE NEW FAIRTRADE SMARTPHONE Fairphone is a Dutch company that produces eco-friendly smartphones. By addressing the social and environmental challenges of the electronics industry, it seeks to create a positive impact on the mineral extraction chain, the manufacturing process and the product life cycle. The Fairphone 3 is a fast, secure and reliable phone made through the responsible provision of recycled materials from sources in which support for workers is guaranteed. It uses an Android 9 operating system with Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor, a replaceable long-life battery and a modular structure that makes it easily repairable even from home. The package does not include charger or headphones, in order to reuse those you already have and contribute to the reduction of electronic waste.
ORTOVOX WOOL PROMISE: A COMMITMENT TO FAIR WOOL Besides the commitment to guarantee fair working conditions, Ortovox feels a great responsibility towards its four-legged suppliers. With the Wool Promise program, the German brand has created a standard for wool that puts animal welfare first. Based on the Responsible Wool Standard, Ortovox Wool Promise has opted for an even broader approach, focusing also on farm management, land management, transport and slaughter. Ortovox has entered into long-term contracts with seven companies in Tasmania, establishing close and personal contact with the farmers. During regular visits the company collaborators meet the participants in the marketing chain, exchanging direct opinions to encourage good breeding practices.
PATAGONIA: FIGHT THE CLIMATE CRISIS The way we live, govern and conduct business is overheating Earth and irreparably damaging water, air and fertile land we need. Patagonia has been fighting for years to protect wild places, pristine rivers and wild animals, struggling to make the necessary changes. As the founder Yvon Chouinard says, the cure for depression is action. With a campaign in favor of young activists striking for the future of our planet, Patagonia has strongly supported the Global Climate Strike in favor of a bold, urgent action that energizes a movement. All of us today share a common challenge: only this can give us hope. It is not too late. Each of us can do something. We will all benefit from it.
ECO SEVEN OSPRE Y AND THE SUSTAINABILIT Y PL AN Osprey has announced its plan to become the most innovative, transparent and sustainable brand of outdoor products in the world. A journey that began in 1974 with the creation of its first backpack made to last. Among the salient points there is the All Mighty Guarantee, with which it guarantees to repair and put back into use its own articles, and the extensive reconditioning program that, only in 2018 in Europe, allowed to give a second life to more than 2,000 backpacks. This commitment also brings with it the need to develop new processes: in the spring of 2020 there will be the launch of the C0 DRW coating and the first step will be taken to recycled materials in the backpacks of the new Archeon and Arcane series. Support for environmental projects, both local and international, will also continue, also through new collaboration plans with EOCA.
A RECORDS OF GRANTS FOR CONSERVATION ALLIANCE The Conservation Alliance, a collective of companies that has supported environmental organizations and since 1989 has tried to protect wild places throughout North America, has announced a new round of grants to 22 different conservation projects, for a record of 900,000 dollars. This is the largest grant ever awarded since its foundation. Overall, these projects aim to protect more than 19 million acres of land and 1,046 river miles. The grants mainly cover projects in the United States and Canada. Two of the 22 organizations received funding from The Conservation Alliance for the first time: Alachua Conservation Trust and Ducks Unlimited.
BIOLITE IN FORTUNEâ€™S CHANGE THE WORLD LIST 2019 Thanks to its commitment in emerging markets and its innovations in off-grid energy solutions, BioLite is one of six companies named in Change the World list: Ones to Watch list by the famous Fortune magazine. HomeStove and SolarHome 620 products are now able to provide safe and convenient methods of cooking, refilling and lighting to families living in energy poverty, reducing fuel emissions and generating clean energy from which a mobile device can be charged and get LED lighting. Up to date, BioLite has had a positive impact on more than 515,000 people, generating almost 382 million Watts of electricity and avoiding more than 216,000 tons of CO2.
VF CO R PO RATI O N I S PL AN N I N G TO SUSPEND PURCHASES FROM BRAZIL Since the beginning of the year, more than 70,000 forest fires have been ravaging the Amazon rainforests. Malicious fires set for various purposes, from the prevention of spontaneous fires to the obtaining of new lands for agriculture. To raise public awareness, VF Corporation, owner of some brands such as Vans, The North Face and Timberland, is planning to suspend the purchase of leather from Brazil. The country is in fact the largest exporter of beef in the world and also the largest supplier of leather. The role of livestock farmers in the South American country is enormous. VF stated that the activity will not resume until "we have the confidence and certainty that the materials used in our products will not cause further environmental damage in the country".
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Climbing Team Vibram
Barbara Zangerl, Eva Hammelmüller, Jernej Kruder, Fanny Gibert, Nicolò Balducci and Jorg Verhoeven. This is the new Vibram Climbing Team They come from Austria, Slovenia, France, Italy e The Netherlands, and are specialized in different climbing disciplines. But they are all united by the same passion, enthusiasm and determination. The same characteristics of Vibram that, once again, reconfirms its desire to support the climbing movement and to invest more and more in proposing high-performance and innovative products to the market. Let's get to know them!
Barbara Zangerl, from Austria, 31 years old, has climbed since she was 14. Free climbing expert, in her palmares there’s El Capitan (El Nino, Zodiac, Magic Mushroom) and she is the first women to free climb Odyssee on the Eiger as well as several sports climbing routes up at the 9th grade and the recent title of "Adventurer of the Year 2019" by National Geographic. Always looking for new challenges, Barbara brings all her experience and her constant desire to face new challenges to the Vibram team. Jernej Kruder, was born in Slovenia in 1990 and won the Bouldering World Cup in 2018. He has been the second person to climb "Es Pontas", a famous deep water route on the arch of Mallorca. A multifaceted climber who likes to get involved in different specialties including trad, deep water soloing, sport climbing and multi-pitch climbing. Among the next goals of Jernej there’s the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the conquest of new routes. Fanny Gibert started climbing when she was a child on Reunion Island. Born in 1993, she’s now attending the course of mechanical engineering, dividing her life between study and boulder. She won the French Bouldering Championship three times and made her way to the third place of the Bouldering 22
World Cup in 2018. Her goal for the future is to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Another girl in the team, Eva Hammelmüller, is just 19 years old but has already won in the lead category at the European Youth Championship twice and obtained an excellent fourth place at the 2016 Bouldering World Championship. Always looking for new challenges where to test herself, Eva transmits determination to the whole team. Jorg Verhoeven, born in 1985, is the other veteran of the team as well as the captain. For over 15 years he has competed internationally and has many successes in his palmares (more than 25 lead and boulder podiums) and the victory of the 2008 World Championship. His most significant achievements include The Nose (5.14), Dihedral Wall (5.14), Brento Centro (8b), in addition to sport climbing routes up to the 9th grade and boulder routes up to the 8C grade. Last but not least is the youngest member of the team. Nicolò Balducci is only 16 years old but has always lived in close contact with the Alps. In a short time he has achieved exceptional results and has climbed up to the 8B grade on boulder and accomplished prestigious sport climbing routes.
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Garmin e Ortovox: safety goal
Garmin and Ortovox join forces for the 2019/20 winter season. There are in fact many aspects that the two well-known brands share: the very high quality of their products, the attention to technological research and the passion for the outdoor world. But there is another characteristic that makes the two companies more united than ever, the priority they give to safety. Ortovox, since its birth, decisively contributed to the development of products for emergencies in the mountains, which, even today, contribute to making alpine sports safer and to save lives. Garmin, instead, thanks to the reliability of its products and the continuous search for solutions dedicated to the different and specific uses of the satellite receiver, has now become a leader in the outdoor sector and its gears are essential for any type of activity. For years Ortovox has been running the Safety Academy program, courses and events related to
snow safety coordinated and managed in collaboration with the UIAGM alpine guides to guarantee the highest quality and uniform teaching and operating throughout the Alpine arc. Exactly in the context of this program of meetings, the collaboration between the two brands will be concretely realized. In each of the dates in program, Garmin will be present with its technical staff to present its inReach products and in particular the latest device, the GPSMAP 66i, with integrated satellite communication technology, which allows you to request assistance in case of need wherever you are, especially where there is no telephone signal, relying on the Iridium network, the best performing network of communication satellites. It will therefore be an opportunity to discover in detail an excellent safety device and to see it in action in one of the areas, the mountains, where its support can be vitally important.
There many aspects that the two well-known brands share [...] But there is another characteristic that makes the two companies more united than ever, the priority they give to safety.
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Under Armour From Street to Summit It's called From Street to Summit and it's the new FW19/20 collection by Under Armour that supports athletes in different outdoor activities. Woven jackets, elegant bodysuits, tactical vests and fleece pants, a complete line from head to toe, ideal for any discipline from running to training.
he brand combines its know-how on high-performance clothing with stylish elements without losing sight of its mission, which is making every athlete better. In fact, training outdoor helps reducing stress, it changes our mood and always puts us in front of new challenges to improve ourselves. Inspired by this change in the environment, these new products exploit materials and silhouettes optimized for the modern athlete who has to face all kinds of landscapes. Under Armour teamed up with marathon runner Chase Carter, a Bahamas native who grew up running around Nassau, to capture this first men and women collection's lookbook for Fall/Winter 2019. The second delivery of the line will be launched instead in December 2019. In addition to clothing, the collection also includes a new outdoor shoe. The UA Valsetz Trek is an update to Under Armour’s best-selling tactical boots, this time offering speed, comfort and modern lines to cross all types of terrain. As for other products in the line, it is made with 100% post-consumer recycled Polartec micro-fleece technology. This creates a lofted structure with thermal air pockets to retain warmth without inhibiting breathability. The result is a shoe that is resistant, breathable, hydrophobic and quick drying, suitable for any type of condition.
Under Armour teamed up with marathon runner Chase Carter, a Bahamas native who grew up running around Nassau, to capture this first men and women collection's lookbook for Fall/Winter 2019.
The shoe with a modern construction features a technical web lacing system inspired by hiking and an off-road sole built for speed and traction in any environment. Ultra-light EVA Micro G midsole and high traction rubber sole for grip on a variety of surfaces, regardless of weather conditions, make it a comfortable and a high performance shoe.
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Aku, Gore-Tex and Vibram. A historic and long lasting marriage. Aku's autumn/winter 2019 brings with it a lot of news. In the Mountain Inspired collection, the Italian brand presents Bellamont III, a restyling of a model that has become an icon of the line.
his mountain-inspired shoe is 100% Made in Europe and is characterized by new essential lines and stylistic details on the upper that enhance its design and functionality. The high quality leather collar follows the anatomical shape of the malleolus and guarantees a highly comfortable fit while the rubber toe protection is resized to offer both elegance and protection for easy weekend excursions. The new compound of the Vibram XS Trek Evo sole heightens the gripping power on cold and damp surfaces, making it suitable for winter use as well. The lining is made of Gore-Tex Performance Comfort which offers a moderate level of insulation that keeps your feet dry and comfortable during outdoor activities with different weather conditions and temperatures ranging from cool to variable, while maintaining long-lasting waterproofing.
nical details adds style and versatility to the traditional Aku comfort. A casual shoe to be used both during your free time and on trails and that keeps the foot always warm and protected from the weather, guaranteeing the right breathability to favor the escape of sweat. The sole is in Vibram Cruise which ensures maximum grip and caution on all types of terrain, while the lining is in Gore-Tex Extended Comfort, ideal for variable weather conditions, from mild to warmer temperatures. High breathability prevents overheating of the foot while excellent thermal conductivity and great moisture management ensure climatic comfort within the shoe both during high-effort activities as well as in everyday life.
The other interesting news is part of the Multiterrain collection, a line that includes versatile and ultra-light shoes for a dynamic and intense use. The Rapida NBK model extends the offering with a new version in Nubuck leather. A soft shoe that protects the foot and is therefore ideal for mid-mountain excursion and nature trips. This special shoe with a sporty look and highly tech-
This mountaininspired shoe is characterized by new essential lines and stylistic details on the upper that enhance its design and functionality.
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Scarpa dyes the mountain pink
e are in Livigno, in the enchanting small Tibet of the Alps, a destination that in 2026 will host the snowboard and freestyle competitions of the Olympic Games, invited together with other journalists to the first all-female camp organized by Scarpa, a Treviso family company that since 1956 made its way through sacrifices, successes, challenges and achievements, becoming what today is considered as a leader in creating mountain footwear. S.C.A.R.P.A acronym for SocietĂ Calzaturifici Asolani Riuniti Pedemontana Anonima, today sees Cristina Parisotto as the only woman in the family at the leadership, a creative mind that thanks to her charisma and energy managed to charm all the girls present at the female camp. Sheâ€™s the only woman of the familyâ€™s second generation and began working with her father Francesco when she was only 13, dealing with commercial orders, following the sales of footwear in the shops of Trentino Alto Adige. She immediately understood that being a woman would always be a disadvantage for her to realize her personal life projects, but despite having always been the only female in the company, Cristina managed to make her own way, following in her father's footsteps, giving life to one of the most famous and sold shoes in the world: the Mojito model, which this year celebrates its tenth birthday, one of the most copied shoe in the outdoor world. As a true mountain lover, she explored and traveled a lot during her life, leaving her heart in a very important place for her, Nepal, where thanks to her help Scarpa financed the construction of a school. She told us about her brand and its great history, and she also talked about the ever increasing number of quotas for women in the company and the fact of wanting to make the brand known to an increasingly female public, and what better way than to do that through an allpink camp? Two days of sport, well-being and relax, surrounded by beautiful landscapes and heady scents. Far from everything and everyone, two days of pure hedonism.
This experience began in Adventurando, the new adventure park created by the Alpine Guides of Livigno in Val delle Mine, where together with our helmet and our harness, and a mix of adrenaline and fear, we spent the afternoon as we were again little girls, having lot of fun thanks to the pulley descents, the air crossings on Tibetan bridges and the small railways. Here our biggest ally was the Neutron 2, a comfortable model with excellent cushioning, able to wrap the foot like a sock, ensuring good stability on all types of terrain. After completing our super adventure, we concluded the day in the Wellness & Relax area of the center of Aquagranda, where we had the opportunity to relax and pamper ourselves, participating in the Aufgussmeister ritual, where we purified our skin with water steams. The second day instead began with a very pleasant muscle awakening, designed specifically for us to help harmonize and strengthen the female organs. A very sweet practice that started with a navel massage, the fundamental energy center of our body,
and then continued with a succession of asanas designed to give us the right energy to face the two hours of hiking that would have awaited us immediately afterwards. Following a very quick change of clothes, we were again outdoor, this time discovering Val Federia; a wonderful valley with its tees that blend perfectly with the surrounding environment. A wide landscape that develops in length, rich in colors and scents, suitable for any type of leg thanks to its easy access. For this light hiking, we tested the Mescalito model, specially designed for the woman's foot volumes. Comfortable, high performing, with a super slip-proof grip. At the top of the valley there is the Malga Federia, where we had lunch with a great plate of pizzoccheri and sciatt and then let ourselves be warmed by the sun. Two days that gave us a whole new energy. And you know, energy can be found everywhere, in everything that surrounds us, it is up to you to know how to channel it in the right way!
Patagonia 100% Recycled Black Hole B Y S I LV I A G A L L I A N I
atagonia's commitment in protecting our environment is well known. It is clearly understandable by the Californian brand's mission, â€œWe are in business to save our home planetâ€?. For the autumn of 2019 this commitment takes the form of a line of backpacks, travel bags, totes, duffel bags and hip packs made of 100% recycled materials. In the renewed Black Hole collection, virgin fabrics have been eliminated, limiting our dependence from oil products. Each fabric, lining and tapes gives a second life to about 10 million recycled plastic bottles and factory waste, reducing the entire collection's CO2 emissions by 59% and not compromising the health of the planet. The Black Hole line uses 900 denier post-consumer recycled polyester ripstop and 300 denier (22% solution-dyed) with TPU film laminate and DWR (durable water repellent) treatment. The lining is in 200 denier recycled polyester with a polyurethane coating and DWR treatment. All fabrics are approved by bluesign, the system that monitors the work of companies regarding processing and sustainable production of products. The flagship item of the collection is the Black Hole Duffel, the water-resistant carry-all bag that allows you to organize all types of gears and offers the right amount of space for an adventurous weekend or a longer trip. It is made with 100% recycled fabric and lining and has a wide opening to access the main compartment, side zip pocket and mesh pockets under the flap. The padded shoulder strap is removable and the reinforced handles ensure easy transport. The base is padded to protect every contained object and the strong tape rings are reinforced for attaching gears. In the end the shoulder straps are padded for greater comfort and allow you to carry the bag like a backpack, making it a highly versatile object. In this new Patagonia collection there is much more. 22 products that combine innovative design and sustainability, including an ultralight backpack, the Ultralight Black Hole Pack 20L, the new Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack 1L, lightweight and practical to carry anywhere, the intermediate size backpack Black Hole Pack 32L and the resistant Black Hole Gear Tote, the right bag where to stuff all kinds of gears.
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Canada Goose Live in the Open B Y S I LV I A G A L L I A N I
“Live in the Open", a global campaign that documents the relationship between people and their community and tells the stories of Alice Pasquini, Jiayi Zhao and Jordin Tootoo. Canada Goose, the Canadian outdoor brand founded in 1957, arrives in Milan with its first store in Italy and second in Europe after London. In via della Spiga 10 it will be possible to test the brand's jackets in all extreme weather conditions and up to -25 degrees thanks to a special “cold room”.
From Italy we move to the Norwegian Arctic with Jiayi Zhao, a Polar expedition guide born in Beijing. Always a tireless traveler, Jiayi has felt the deep call of nature and the strong connection with the external environment in the Redwood forest, near San Francisco, California, and in a short time has become one of the most requested guides for expeditions to the Poles.
Furthermore, on the occasion of the event, it will be presented “Live in the Open", a global campaign that documents the relationship between people and their community and tells the stories of Alice Pasquini, Jiayi Zhao and Jordin Tootoo. Three pioneers beyond the borders who are bravely opening new roads, motivated to give their work in return to the people and places that inspired them. Behind the campaign, there’s the director Janssen Powers, selected for this year's Cannes Film Festival for two documentaries, and the photographer Diana Markosian, who has worked for National Geographic, The New Yorker and New York Times.
We now reach our final destination, Northern Canada, where Jordin Tootoo, the first NHL Inuk Ice Hockey player, activist, and now Goose Person, pays tribute to the beautiful and wild land of Nunavut. After his professional career, Jordin spent his time talking to indigenous communities, addressing sensitive social issues and bringing his personal story as an example.
Canada Goose, the Canadian outdoor brand founded in 1957, arrives in Milan with its first store in Italy and second in Europe after London.
Our journey starts right from Italy with Alice Pasquini, a local street artist but known all over the world, who tells about her people, the Italians, and their moments of daily life through her works. Her graffiti are ‘gifts to the community’, made in almost forgotten corners hidden by the surrounding architecture, whose purpose is to redevelop neighborhoods and help small towns and communities to come back to life.
[...] it will be possible to test the brand's jackets in all extreme weather conditions and up to -25 degrees thanks to a special “cold room”.
Picture Organic Clothing, I made your clothes
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ustainability, environmental protection and an eco-friendly lifestyle seem to have become highly topical issues. There is so much fuss about it and there are many brands that claim as spokespersons. Lately, however, we are beginning to see a reversal trend: the consumer begins to look at the sustainable â€œtrendâ€? with suspicion. In a society where most of the information is now available to everyone, there is an ever growing awareness of purchases and often an item is chosen not only for the object itself but also for the values that the brand represents.
Companies that claim to be environmentally sustainable must therefore be the spokesperson for well-defined values and have a solid work in defense of the environment behind that is reflected in their corporate choices. Sustainability and transparency are two key words that must necessarily go hand in hand. And they are also the pillars on which Picture Organic Clothing is based.
Sustainability and transparency are two key words that must necessarily go hand in hand. And they are also the pillars on which Picture Organic Clothing is based.
Picture therefore decided to immediately venture off the beaten path by using materials and processes to reduce its impact on the environment.
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The brand was born in France in 2008 and since its foundation has distinguished itself for the creation of clothing for snowboard, ski, surf and outdoor, realized with sustainable, recycled and bio-sourced eco-friendly materials. Nowadays the textile industry is responsible for approximately 8% of overall worldwide carbon emissions, the fight against climate change also passes by eliminating fossil fuels and maybe not all people know that the traditional way to make a snow jacket requires petroleum extraction. However, other solutions do exist. One of them is bio sourcing, this means making a plant-based fabric, for example, from sugar cane or castor beans.
The goal is to be fully responsible for the entire product cycle, from basic materials to packaging and shipping, without forgetting the second life and end of life of each item.
Picture therefore decided to immediately venture off the beaten path by using materials and processes to reduce its impact on the environment. The goal is to be fully responsible for the entire product cycle, from basic materials to packaging and shipping, without forgetting the second life and end of life of each item. It is important to realize products to last as long as possible in order to reduce the general impact they have on the environment and the brand is committed in repairing the damage that each of its products may incur over time. Also, shipping goods is one of the main contributors to the climate crisis. The company ships about 450.000 products every year in 40 different countries in the world and this means a huge impact on our ecosystem. From the very start the brand made a commitment to never ship products by plane but only by maritime shipping as well as optimized trucking for local deliveries. Loading an average-size cargo ship represents the equivalent of 1000 Airbus A380 planes and one metric ton of merchandise shipped by rivers and canals emits on average 40 times less than by air. The electricity used for manufacturing is responsible for 42% of carbon emissions worldwide. This is also one of the core causes of climate change. Picture is committed to working closely with factories that use renewable sources of energy and to get to know everyone all throughout the supply chain. The production of Picture clothing takes place mostly in only two factories, which have been working and collaborating with the brand since its foundation in 2008. We’re talking about the Li Lian factory in Dongguan, China, which manufactures technical garments in recycled polyester and of biological origin and the Seyfeli factory in Izmir, Turkey, which instead takes care of lifestyle-inspired garments in organic cotton and recycled polyester.
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The choice of these places is important and supports the concept of transparency that the brand wants to pursue. Why don’t they make most of the products in France? The answer is simple, the brand has always sought to make responsible purchasing affordable to the general public and reach as many people as possible, even those who are not involved in the environmental movement. The entire work process in France would be too expensive and would not make it possible to sell an eco-designed product at the same price as a regular jacket for example. The brand is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation, an organization that work to improve working conditions for the people who make products in the clothing sector. Every year, FWF conducts an audit on different brands’ purchasing practices, on their relationships with factories, and on their ability to implement initiatives that benefit workers. In 2019, 100% of the factories that Picture works with participate in FWF’s program and 84% of its production volume currently goes through audits. In 2018 the brand created Picture For Good, a program and call for responsible projects with the aim of funding and technical support different environmental and humanitarian causes.
Michael Wipfler. Escape the Noise “Adventure, independence and freedom have always been my first priorities [...] „
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≠ A conscious decision to escape from the crowd. This is the simple strategy of Michael Wipfler. A tireless traveler and lover of surfing and mountains, the adidas Terrex ambassador tells us what the word adventure means to him and talks about the search for uncontaminated nature contrasted with the city chaos of our everyday life. Tell us something about you. Have you always been an adventurer at heart? I grew up in a small village with 2500 inhabitants in the southwest of Styria, a region of Austria. High mountains or the sea were not on the program, which is why the wanderlust gripped me relatively early. Adventure, independence and freedom have always been my first priorities, which is why I decided to combine all my savings after school and buy a used VW T4 California to travel the world. Discovering new places with the Van is a relaxed and uncomplicated way. You set your own pace, you plan your own route, you always have your own tiny home on wheels with you and you always discover wonderful new places and new adventures. I never thought it would be possible to live from what I do. Arguably the path we are walking right now is freshly paved. Social Media and Instagram opened up a lot of doors for me to do what I love on a daily basis and I think its potential is still unexplored. What advice would you give to someone looking to forge a similar path? The best advice may sound so old and cheesy, but really, if you like what you do, stay on it. Always do what you do for the thing itself. For me that’s the only way to remain true. Were there any adventures that were really physically or mentally difficult? For a project at the National Park Hohe Tauern in Austria, I had the chance to experience the pure wilderness apart from electricity and society for some time. I decided to go on a hike to get to glacier but definitely underestimated the time for the hike that in summer it is around 8 hours. At some point the trail was not visible anymore because of the 4 feet
snow. When the sun went down, with much regret, I decided to go back. At that point, it had become a physical challenge as well as a mental one because I had to declare myself defeated without even reaching my goal. When the batteries of my headlamps went out around midnight, well you may picture my excitement for the way back! It really was a rough experience but I got back down safe and sound. In addition to this particular experience I have lived many other unforgettable adventures, so many in fact that I sometimes have to take a step back and realize those moments. Sometimes what became memorable it also can be a good joke which makes a rainy day spend inside the Van better. You tried heliski in Canada. What happened? I did a 3 week road trip surfing in Tofino, ski touring in Whistler and at Banff National Park. Heliskiing was unreal, a unique experience to reach unspoiled terrain where you can't get otherwise. Having all that nature and the unobstructed snow for yourself is great. Nothing better than drawing a first line into a vast winter-landscape somer north of normal. Future projects? There are so many cool projects I want to do, but at some point you have to choose wisely to navigate the boat into the right direction. That could sometimes mean saying “no” and rather go for an idea that seems more fitting to your identity. I’ve just spent a summer in Europe, between the Pyrenees and around the Basque Country to work on my first book. I wanted to write a book about the perfect ideal road from Germany to Por-
tugal. Talking and displaying my favourite moments from hikes to surf-spots on the way you may not know yet. I want to create something that remains longer than an uploaded picture on Instagram. It's a totally new field and requires much more work than one might think at first but I’m very excited for this opportunity and I will try to make the most out of it.
I’ve just spent a summer in Europe, between the Pyrenees and around the Basque Country to work on my first book. I wanted to write a book about the perfect ideal road from Germany to Portugal. Talking and displaying my favourite moments from hikes to surfspots on the way you may not know yet. I want to create something that remains longer than an uploaded picture on Instagram.
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A journey among the most beautiful mountains in the world I N S I D E D O LO M I T I D I B R E N TA T R A I L
"On a Saturday of September, looting the pantry of the hotel, my companion filled our backpacks with food, paid me the bus ride and we reached Molveno. Six hours on foot to go up to the shelter, a restless night, a very early wake up call and off to the Sentiero delle Bocchette. Suddenly, turning the edge of the Brenta Alta, the Basso appeared in front of me. Everything was in shadow with the top lit by the first sun. It stood before us, vertical, overhanging, looming, gloomy and at the same time inviting." Some months ago, among my summer readings, I was finishing “E se la vita continua” by Cesare Maestri, The Spider of the Dolomites, a discussed and troubled character, protagonist of heated debates in the mountaineering world. A name inextricably linked to the walls of Brenta. From the famous Campanile Basso, to the magnificent Cima d’Ambiez, to the mighty Crozzon. Getting the invitation to run this race was an unexpected coincidence and I could not refuse. Behind me I had a summer training program, obviously disregarded, and a very long absent from this world. But in my heart there were so much relax, so much desire to let go and live this experience with the purpose of telling it, as had happened in the Orobie. The premises, in addition to these, were more than flattering comments: "one of the most beautiful and best organized competitions I have ever taken part in", "in the middle of the Brenta Dolomites you feel like you're on another planet”. I arrived in Molveno on a Saturday by car and I didn't have to loot any hotel pantry. In my eyes the whole scenery of these mountains flowed. Unless I found myself staring at something very different from what I had imagined. "We left Molveno in the middle of the night, everyone had a backpack that weighed thirty to forty kilos [...]. Every hour and a half of walking we gave ourselves a ten-minute rest. The first one was in the middle of the Val del-
le Seghe, the second at the Rifugio Selvata, the third at the Baito dei Massodi and the fourth near the Pedrotti. My favorite stop was the Selvata one because Cesira had three daughters, one of them with very nice boobs." I enjoyed the run from the first to the last km (well, I didn’t enjoyed the last one that much), which I managed with parsimony. In the first 20 km, the 2000 meters in altitude are smooth and regular. A beautiful single track, the one on the 301 trail, which anticipates the plateau of Malga Spora, and then rises steadily towards the Gaiarda Pass, lashed by cold wind and fine rain. From here you go up on pleasant ups and downs up to the 2442 meters of Passo Grosté. Then the Graffer refuge is behind you and the real show begins. For the legs, for the mind, for the eyes. I reluctantly left the Tuckett, the Route of Fridolin guides us through a sea of rock up to the broad ledges and the screes that date back to the Val Brenta Alta. Dal Brentei is like opening a door to the unknown, towards the snowy slopes of the Bocca di Brenta. Tosa Pedrotti is a sigh of relief. A glass of hot tea and a long descent towards the valley, with a smile on your face, trying to recover some position in the race that you left behind in the previous digressions. From Pradel onwards are the last kilometers, an outline that never seems to end. Piazza S.Carlo is the walkway on Molveno, the lakefront its point of arrival. “At the Brentei Refuge, on the day of the convo44
cation, in addition to Bruno Tessasi and Pisoni, all the gotha of the Alpine Club was present. They were all there with their noses in the air, armed with binoculars, because they had known that I would climb down from the Crozzon di Brenta [...]. At 10 o'clock I leaned out of the wall and began to descend, climbing along that vertical wall that I had traveled uphill just a year before. For the first time in the history of mountaineering a man went down a sixth grade route on his own.” Now, with a cool head, I retrace the steps and focus my memories on the people I had next, with whom I exchanged a few chats, shared some overtaking, built fantasies. I meditate on anecdotes, questions and considerations. On the fact that dining with chestnut flour the night before was not part of the "great ideas". About the reason why Holland and Vicenza were the most represented places (to pay homage to the latter they even transferred part of the Galleria del Pasubio after the Croz dell'Altissimo). About why over 50s locals don't look anyone in the face, even flaunting a bit of arrogance. About how that guy I met with two phone calls between Tuckett and Brentei managed to arrange the next holiday destination with his wife and children, call the travel agency and send a transfer for the deposit. Or about the fact that knowing the manager of a shelter inevitably leads to a refreshment based on a pint of beer. In all of this, only one certain-
ty: the central section between the Graffer and the Brentei is something that everyone should see at least once in a lifetime. I won’t deny it, I love races where you can run, those to be accomplished without too many nervous tears, without an electrocardiogram altitude profile. Alternatively, I prefer those immersed in a landscape that is so fascinating that I know how to divert my mind elsewhere, as Alessandro Locatelli's words tell us: “I need to be present in a place where I feel tiny and useless, where my problems are ridiculous and where I can lose myself for hours without feeling time passing by”. I adore and loved the Brenta Dolomites for this. The technical background, the breathtaking views, the bare rock, a curve that rises steadily in a single solution. I love and loved my muffled, mystical atmosphere even more. Low clouds, light rain, September snow. For the first time in my life I started the GPS and hid the clock inside the backpack. I didn't want to know distances and differences in height. Just enjoy the journey without distractions. This time, the DBT won a podium place in my personal ranking.
Only one certainty: the central section between the Graffer and the Brentei is something that everyone should see at least once in a lifetime. [...] The technical background, the breathtaking views, the bare rock, a curve that rises steadily in a single solution. I love and loved my muffled, mystical atmosphere even more. Low clouds, light rain, September snow.
One way ticket to Angeles Crest BY F R A N C E S C O “ PAC O ” G E N T I LU C C I
At the start line your heart is pounding. You are under the same banner where people have been wondering for thirty-two years whether they will be able to get to the finish line regardless of how fast they are: all these people before you, and like you, have asked themselves if they were ready.
The fact that many people wonder why you came all the way from Italy to run this race, still experienced by the locals as a country run despite being one of the most prestigious in the world - the fifth in history as well as the one with the oldest record makes you understand that you are in the right place. In the race pack you can only find your bib and a very poor quality Gildan cotton shirt. The graphics are the same as thirty-two years ago and one of the two staff ladies advises you to get the Large size, it will shrunk in the washing machine, and you will grow until it fits you. The organization does not provide a shuttle to go back to the starting point, no showers on arrival, no chips or timekeepers. You could be Kilian Jornet, but you still have to hitch a ride back to the start after the awards ceremony. If you give up, you should had booked the shuttle for $30 before; if you haven’t, you’re fucked. The other fascinating aspect of Angeles Crest is the distinction between "solo" runners and runners with a crew. If you run as a "solo" no one can help you except the volunteers at the aid stations, you can’t have a pacer or someone who gives you water, even if you are dying of thirst on the roadside. The first "solo" athlete is
rewarded with a special prize and applauded more. Waking up at half past three in the morning - but you weren't sleeping that much - you notice that yes, you're a little bit nervous. At the start line your heart is pounding. You are under the same banner where people have been wondering for thirty-two years whether they will be able to get to the finish line regardless of how fast they are: all these people before you, and like you, have asked themselves if they were ready. Under that same banner that will be removed after the start and reassembled on arrival, 160 kilometers later. The tanned skin from all the workouts under the sun is sensitive to the soft wind of August and gives you goose bumps. In a few hours, when the sun will be high in the sky, hell will descend on the run: it will set the asphalt on fire, make the air suffocating and the water in the bottles boiling. It will force many people to seek far deeper motivations than an iron buckle to get to the finish; a third of the participants will end up wanting to withdraw. In the middle of August, in the mountains of the city called Los Angeles, there will be demons and runners, with bandanas filled with ice wrapped around their necks, pain written on their faces.
It’s five in the morning and you are present in the moment. You feel privileged to stay at the edges of hell. And not as someone who drives a Ferrari in the middle of Puntos, you feel privileged for being part of history, something bigger than yourself, as an individual. While the usual freak ranger, the same one that at the awards ceremony will scream the name of every runner, who has been present for thirty-two years and who in the morning shook hands with all the 300 starters, shouts out a kind of prayer . He says "may he always be present and accompany you all the way, step by step, through day and night, continuing to push you forward." He does not name any god and, as far as you are concerned, he is talking about your motivation. Some front lights are lit, someone does not use it to save weight, he will have to tag along with some other runner until dawn. Everyone's eyes are fixed forward, in the dark: it's not cold but you have chills and can’t wait to start. Five screams someone. Four, others answer, Three says the guy close to you, Two you hear the sound of people from behind, One you scream too.
Bivouac TEXT GIAN LUCA GASCA P H O T O A LT R I R I P I A N I P OW E R E D BY SA L E WA
A BIVOUAC, A CROSS-BORDER MEETING A N D S H A R I N G P L AC E , D I S P L AY E D ON THE ISLAND OF SAN SERVOLO ON THE OCCASION OF THE 58TH EDITION OF THE VENICE BIENNALE. AN IDEA BORN FROM THE SOUTH T Y R O L E A N AS S O C I AT I O N A R T I N T H E A L P S WHICH, TOGETHER WITH THE BOLZANOBAS E D B RA N D SA L E WA
bivouac, a cross-border meeting and sharing place, displayed on the island of San Servolo on the occasion of the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale. An idea born from the South Tyrolean association ArtintheAlps which, together with the Bolzano-based brand Salewa, wanted to represent the soul of the South Tyrolean land in a strong and almost physical way: an open place, beyond the borders, where the mountains are not a barrier but a bridge between the north and south of Europe. For this reason, on the occasion of the hundred years since the signing of the Treaty of Saint-Germain that divided the Tyrol by attributing to Alto Adige and Trentino, a historic bivouac erected in 1972 by Reinhold Messner in memory of his brother Günther, who tragically died in 1970 on Nanga Parbat (8125 m, Pakistan), has turned into art.
SEVEN ART WORKS BY SEVEN ARTISTS It must have been quite impressive for the artists to find themselves facing a bivouac imagined as an exhibition space. Small and minimally equipped, always open, unattended and not air conditioned. A real challenge that the seven young guys have courageously joined. First of all Hannes Egger, creator of the entire Bivacco project, who imagined a sticker inspired by those left over the years by various Alpine clubs. Usually they have an emergency number to be contacted in case of need written on, the artist's number has a QR code instead which allows the visitor to download an audio performance to your mobile phone that can physically accompany you in the history of shelter. Our first approaches with the structure are thanks to the work of Jacopo Candotti, who by melting 20-cent Euro coins worked the resulting metal to form a handle that wraps itself around the original one. A reference to Europe and its fragile ideals where the Euro seems to remain one of the few driving and cross-border forces. Inside are Simon Perathoner and Nicolò Degiorgis that remind us of the true soul of the bivouac as an alpine structure. Perathoner carved the chemical formula of the mineral itself into a block of Dolomia, symbolically bringing the mountain to the sea; Degiorgis imagines instead a whole other panorama for the Dolomites thanks to the pages of the magazine "Peak", that represents the mountain group through the shapes of peaks and valleys, and arranging the photo of half mountain next to the half of another mountain.
A TRUE BIVOUAC IN VENICE It is quite impressive to come across a real Dolomite bivouac while taking a walk in the beautiful garden of the island of San Servolo. Today fixed bivouacs of this type, in sheet metal and with very few comforts, are no more produced. Moreover, their function is certainly not to offer comfort and beauty. The bivouac is an emergency shelter, a last human outpost in the land of adventure, to lean on in case of need. An always open place where you have to follow some unwritten rules, such as sharing and brotherhood. When you camp outside we are all brothers and, as romantic as it may sound, a bivouac is never pleasant. Simon Messner, the son of Reinhold and grandson of Günther, said it blunty. A good mountaineer (a good DNA helps) that last September 17th, on the occasion of his presentation as a Salewa athlete, was the protagonist of an interesting dialogue with Patrizia Spadafora (ArtintheAlps president), Christiane Rekade (curator of the Bivacco project) and Stefan Rainer (Salewa general manager).
Even the covers of the woolen blankets become art thanks to Maria Walcher who puts together the cross-border trails, used by shepherds to reach the pastures, to the escape routes of migrants in Europe. The first embroidered on cotton, the second ones in blue: together they give life to a constellation, point of orientation or hope for the future. Instead, leaves many questions the artwork of Leander Schönweger that transforms the bivouac into a mountain church, a visionary idea of the structure that opens to questions and reflections.
An exhibition conceived by the artist Hannes Egger, who first requested the permission from Reinhold Messner to move the historic structure which will ultimately become part of the museum circuit of the Messner Mountain Museum. Then he transported from 2510 meters, at the foot of the north wall of the Great Vedretta, up to the zero meters of the island of San Servolo, the bivouac immediately underwent a restoration, from the same hands of the person who built it fifty years ago, then it passed into the hands of Rekade who was entrusted with the task of bringing art into art. The bivouac itself, positioned in the Venetian context, materializes as a kind of orange Ufo in the eyes of visitors. An object unknown to most, in which in addition to the classic necessities such as candles, snow shovels, blankets or a small stove, there are also seven artworks by seven artists.
Julia Frank, the youngest of the artists involved, is inspired by the story of Günther Messner by installing flags made of colored ropes on the sides of the bivouac. Thanks to a tangle of knots on these flags, the words "lie" and "true" appear to recall the long struggle carried out by Reinhold to claim the truthfulness of the events of 1970 and how, with the disappearance of Günther, his version of the events has gone forever with him.
The bivouac is an emergency shelter [...] An always open place where you have to follow some unwritten rules, such as sharing and brotherhood [...]
Danner Light 40th Anniversary Boot B Y S I LV I A G A L L I A N I
C H A R L E S D A N N E R B E L I E V E D I N T H E D E M A N D F O R Q U A L I T Y, HANDCRAFTED FOOTWEAR. AND SO WITH JUST FIVE EMPLOYEES, HE SET ABOUT P R O D U C I N G E X A C T LY T H AT.
he Danner story began in 1932, when Charles Danner opened the doors of Danner Shoe Mfg. Company near the town of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. It might have seemed risky to launch a premium footwear brand while America was in the midst of the Great Depression, but Charles Danner believed in the demand for quality, handcrafted footwear. And so with just five employees, he set about producing exactly that. Back then, Danner’s durable work boots sold for less than $4 a pair. But in the Pacific Northwest, where the logging industry was flourishing, the same boots could be sold for $10 a pair. Sensing an unmissable opportunity to grow his business, Charles Danner transferred his entire operation and family to Portland, Oregon in 1936. Work boots and military boots, especially during World War II, were the brand’s mainstay until the late 1960s when the great outdoors captured the American public’s imagination and more and more people became passionate about hiking and backpacking. A trend which offered another big growth opportunity for the company – hiking boots. Danner broke new ground with an introduction of sturdy, multi-purpose hikers - a decision that would prove to be hugely successful. The Danner 6490 model was a strong technical boot that performed well in the outdoors and boasted rugged durability and fine craftsmanship. Backpacker Magazine would later describe it as “close to being our ideal hiking shoe.” Future models of this boot would be called the Mountain Light and would later inspire an entire collection of classic and functional hiking designs. By 1979 the brand had moved operations to its fourth factory in Oregon, doubling its production capacity. This year, however, would be a milestone in the story of Danner, thanks to another iconic innovation: the collaboration with Gore-Tex. Danner was the first footwear brand to develop and patent a unique way of making a truly waterproof boot. Until then, no other brand had ever used that particular waterproof and breathable textile in footwear. Danner turned the market upside down with the introduction of the Danner Light boot, revolutionising the world of technical shoes and the outdoor industry in the process.
The Danner 6490 model was a strong technical boot that performed well in the outdoors and boasted rugged durability and fine craftsmanship. Backpacker Magazine would later describe it as “close to being our ideal hiking shoe.”
Especially in Japan, where Danner has a strong customer base, and the Danner Light has a cult-like following in both the fashion and outdoor industries. The brand has therefore decided to celebrate this iconic boot and its anniversary with a special and exclusive re-edition. The Danner Light 40th Anniversary Boot pays homage to the original. Each pair, now as then, is handcrafted in Portland, using quality materials and ensuring an excellent level of craftsmanship. Heritage, design, and an ethos centred on creating high-performance footwear ensure Danner remains one of the best outdoor and lifestyle boot brands in the industry. This classic-inspired, limited-edition boot is aimed at the modern explorer. It is entirely built with a stitchdown construction offering strong stability and comfort underfoot. The upper is made from premium full-grain leather and 1000 Denier nylon, which makes it extremely durable. Liners are 100% waterproof and breathable thanks to Gore-Tex, which guarantees that no water gets in, while allowing sweat and moisture to get out. The outsole features Vibram Kletterlift with Megagrip, a material specifically designed for performance and durability. The heel provides superb shock absorption and the rubber compound guarantees great traction and stability on both wet and dry surfaces. Over the years Danner Boots has branched out from its original Pacific Northwest of the USA base, reaching Europe, Australia and Asia. The company has continued to expand and new stores are opening to meet the growing demand. The brand today operates through many channels, including a wide selection available at danner.com with international shipping options.
The Danner Light 40th Anniversary Boot pays homage to the original. Each pair, now as then, is handcrafted in Portland, using quality materials and ensuring an excellent level of craftsmanship.
The secret of this success? Simply following the same traditions and high-quality standards developed by Charles Danner generations ago. Today, Danner continues to design and produce a complete line of outdoor, uniform, work and lifestyle-inspired boots from its world-class factory in Portland, Oregon, made with the same commitment and skill that the company has been renowned for since 1932.
T O D AY, D A N N E R C O N T I N U E S T O D E S I G N A N D P R O D U C E A C O M P L E T E L I N E O F OUTDOOR, UNIFORM, WORK AND LIFESTYLE-INSPIRED BOOTS FROM ITS WORLD-CLASS FACTORY IN PORTLAND, OREGON, MADE WITH THE SAME COMMITMENT AND SKILL T H AT T H E C O M PA N Y H AS B E E N R E N OW N E D F O R S I N C E 1 9 3 2 .
My grandfather invented street bouldering T E X T M AT T EO PHOTOS THOMAS AT H L E T E M I C H A E L POWERED BY
PAVA N A MONSORNO PICCOLRUAZ MAMMUT
any people donâ€™t know that, but an important climbing movement was born and developed in the city, not on a cliff or in high mountains. To be honest this movement, if you can call it like this, was born even outside gyms, but only for the simple fact that gyms, as we know them today, did not exist yet. Do you remember the story of mountaineers who came down from the mountains in Arco to start the free climbing game? In this sense, we could say that from that moment climbing has evolved, at least in some way, into the city. For example in Trento I met climbers and mountaineers from the 1960s and 1970s who, when they were younger, met under the arches of the railway in Via Gocciadoro to train, perhaps late in the evening only illuminated by a construction lamp between a bottle of wine and the other. The city turned into the mountain. There were hundreds of problems to solve in a few square meters of wall, but it was necessary to look at it with different eyes. There were times when you also trained on houses, buildings or infrastructure. There were other times when finding the most original thing to climb became a source of pride, as if it were an art form to be inspired by to have some fun. These small groups of people were labeled with the name of "awkward", "good for nothing", "freak". It's fun to see how it turned out then, years later: it looks like as if my grandfather invented street bouldering. The lacking of indoor gyms, cars with which to move and light to climb at the cliff, made them use the most immediate, simple, fast and effective thing: people would go out of the house to climb on any wall, it was the only thing the taxpayers could afford.
âŒ› This little introduction was more useful to me than to you to remind me of the cyclical nature of things, because time is absolutely necessary to perfect any event and action. In this case, something as simple as a training under a porch has proved to be, years later, the vision of a modern trend that is much practiced as street bouldering. With the fourth episode of the Mammut Elements series, Thomas and I wanted to inspire this phenomenon and add the artistic element of the murals. The suburbs of Milan and Reggio Emilia turned out to be a perfect playground for famous climbers like Michael Piccolruaz, a Mammut athlete and part of the Italian National Climbing Team. We wanted to call this last episode "Wonderwalls", literally "Walls of Wonders". Architecture and sport mix together like two colors in a beautiful shade, at least in photography. The reality is that the rhythm of the city is a disordered succession following a certain frequency of any form of movement, which takes place during our everyday life. Its notes are the sounds, the noises. Time is instead beaten by an inexorable and unstoppable macroeconomic mechanism. Sometimes thereâ€™s a pause, a brief interval between one noise and another, of a casual and fatal nature. That music made of different and disordered notes suddenly resumes, stronger than before. We distinguish the different timbres of each instrument that is part of that clumsy and mechanical orchestra, wether it is a car engine, a loudspeaker case, a cell phone ringtone. And yet the result is a succession of coherent sounds, perceived almost according to a logic, in a reality where logic, perhaps, has never existed. Sometimes, not always, but sometimes it is necessary to let yourself be taken away by instinct without asking the logic of things. This, logically speaking, is denying our very essence, the rational essence of the human being. Fortunately, we are also beings with a stray and wild nature, and sometimes we need to follow our instinct to continue to progress, in the mind, or at least in the heart. Because there is nothing more irrational than to lift your feet from the ground when you have been given to walk. Because there is nothing more irrational than climbing.
Sometimes, not always, but sometimes it is necessary to let yourself be taken away by instinct without asking the logic of things. This, logically speaking, is denying our very essence, the rational essence of the human being.
Break the law of gravity - Be Free
PHOTO THOMAS MONSORNO | TEXT MAGDALENA MITTERSTEINER L O C AT I O N U L LT E N VA L L E Y | V I L N Ö S S VA L L E Y | S E L L A PA S S POWERED BY MAMMUT
raveling and visiting new countries is always an exciting and fascinating experience. But, as is often said, there is no place like home. And even those landscapes that in your eyes are so familiar, many times they manage to amaze you with new aspects, ready to be discovered. Magdalena Mittersteiner is born in South Tyrol and she knows the mountains of her home region well. Those high peaks are her first memory since she was a child, and over time she developed a natural desire to share them with the world, so that everyone, even the most distant people, could experience the same enthusiasm that those mountains inspire in her. Magdalena started taking pictures. In Season 2019/2020 Mammut joined the young photographer in order to show her own home lands, South Tyrol, through three of Magdalena's favorite places.
On the first day she leads us into the Ulten Valley in the west of South Tyrol. Dark green forests with yellow signs of autumn, fog over tree tops and sleepy lakeside landscapes characterize the picture. Magdalena knows the mountains in Ultental very well since she was a child. From her home village, Lana, the valley stretches to the west and offers wonderful walks for all ages. In summer is possible to explore the forests, romping over alpine meadows and finding refreshment in small streams. The Ulten Valley gives tranquility and unspoiled nature.
On the second day we continue east to the Villnöss Valley in the South Tyrolean Dolomites. Magdalena roams rocky terrain with changing surfaces, sharp stones and dry moss landscapes. A partly snow-covered, rocky-grey moon scenery. There are not many hotels and you can experience the mountains in their originality. While hiking, you always have the prominent Geisslerspitzen in view, which provide a typical Dolomite picture. From there you can hike up to the peak Tullen (2647m). Even in late autumn, with the right equipment, it is a delightful hike. The third day is dedicated to the Sella Pass, the most famous of the four Alpine passes of the so-called "Sella Ronda”, it is not an unknown pass and especially in the summer it is highly frequented by motorcycles and other vehicles, but in the transitional periods of autumn and spring you can enjoy quiet walks here. The panorama is unique and offers a wide panoramic view of famous mountain shapes of the Dolomites. Today it is getting even steeper, the rocks even stonier and the paths even more uneven. The most important thing is to have clothes and shoes you can rely on in such moments. Now the sky clears up more and more, and we end our hike through South Tyrol with a breathtaking view of the snow-covered Sella group and the majestic Piz Ciavazes. Thank you, Magdalena, for this discovery journey!
The most important thing is to have clothes and shoes you can rely on in such moments. Now the sky clears up more and more, and we end our hike through South Tyrol with a breathtaking view of the snow-covered Sella group and the majestic Piz Ciavazes.
Sakura Michi A dialogue with the brain of a runner. BY F I L I P P O CA N E T TA I L LU ST R AT I O N M AS S I M I L I A N O M A R Z U C C O POWERED BY WILD TEE
he Sakura Michi Kokusai International Nature Run, aka the international run on the road of cherry blossoms, was born from the mind of the bus driver Sato Ryoji who one day stopped along the Nagoya-Kanazawa route that he used to travel everyday. People were moving a 400 years old cherry tree to build an artificial dam and he was so impressed that he went there every day to check that the roots of the old tree had taken in its new location. Its strength struck him so much that he decided to start planting more cheery trees along the road he traveled every day. Unfortunately Sato died at the age of 47 leaving his work half done but in the last 26 years his initiative has been honoured by running along the 250 kilometers that separate Nagoya from Kanazawa during the blossoming of the cherry trees he planted. The idea of running Sakura Michi had been buzzing in my head for so long that I don't even remember where I read about the race. In a rush of poetry I saw myself running lightly on a soft carpet of cherry petals for 250 kilometers. Brain: "the usual dreamer” But I love to dream and I was curious to see if I was still able to do it. I call a friend who, thanks to some Japanese colleagues, gets me in contact with Mr. Hogo, the organizer. Having taken part in the Spartathlon guarantees me the registration within the small number of foreign participants. "You will never be able to train for such a race, Spartathlon was 3 years ago and you are old now" But I want to try, I run as much as I can in all my free time because it's not easy to mentally prepare to run for 250 kilometers. The goal is huge and everything you do seems too little.
The time has come to leave for Japan, my son Claudio is with me and he will follow the race on a bus of the organizers.
"Of course you have to eat, try not to act like yourself, if all goes well we’ll be done after 30 hours and 20,000 Kcal"
"It is the first time that you are alone with him at a race, try to maintain your dignity instead of showing him what you become after 30 hours"
The sun is burning on my skin, I bathe as much as possible to keep the body temperature acceptable and not waste energy to cool me down. I try to count the cherry trees to distract myself and find my pace, but I quickly lose count. They are more constant but interrupted as soon as I get close to urban ares and that does not make me understand their schematic drawing. It is not the long tree-lined street that I had imagined.
The idea of running Sakura Michi had been buzzing in my head for so long that I don't even remember where I read about the race Here we are, the opening ceremony of the race (totally in Japanese) is extremely formal, I don't understand a word but the ritual calms me, everything is in its place in Japan as I imagine will be the race. The night before I sleep very little because of the jet lag, I look out the window and see a magnificent sunrise over the Nagoya castle. The wait is over, now I just have to run and see if I can make it to the other side of Japan. The first kilometers are always strange, we have an absolute obligation to stop at traffic lights and the snake of the 120 participants is compacted and then breaks continuously to each of the thousand stops. After the agony of traffic lights, the strongest runners dramatically accelerate and we let them go. It’s useless to take risks at the beginning. I suffer of that strange form of bulimia that runners sometimes have and stop at every refreshments point which are extremely well supplied with fruit and onigiri, the best foods for my poor stomach.
“Welcome on Earth, reality is never like you imagine it" Kilometers pass by and the more I go on the more evident it is to me how Japan is always on the line between tradition and modernity. While cities are alienated by asphyxiating rhythms and everything tends towards modernity, in rural Japan instead the call of nature and traditions are still very much alive. Meanwhile, although my cruising speed is still good, I begin to feel a little tired, struggling to understand what hour it is because of the jet lag. I arrive at the 110 km with a good time. Now begins the climb that will take me to the highest point in the middle of the race. "It's time to stop, give up the run, before it's too late" The sun sets, it will soon be dark, I put my front light on and turn on all the lights attached to my bib while I wear a long-sleeved shirt. “But it's still hot and you're sweating" Maybe I lost some lucidity. I take off my long-sleeved shirt running for a while bare-chested trying not to let anyone see me just in case that some of the rules written in Japanese say it’s forbidden.
"You're not even halfway through the race and you've already lost your mind" Fortunately, after climbing the mountain the temperature drops and I can keep the shirt on. Towards the evening the traffic decreases and we remain alone on the road that becomes magically silent. With the light of the sunset, the light pink cherry trees petals shine. Refreshment points are located in warm and welcoming workshops, joinery and workplaces. The level of kindness of the volunteers surprises me, I never need what they offer me and I regret to refuse their continuous offers. "They just offered you a cot and you ran away without even saying goodbye" I reach the summit of the mountain, apparently the bulk of the race has passed without problems, above my head there is a full moon and I feel very good. A slight descent starts and I feel like I'm flying, it's a perfect moment, one that makes all of this worth. Filled with excitement I pass by some of my competitors. "Cool! Acting smart, let’s see what happens as soon as you’re down there” I don't care about the consequences, even if I were not able to run anymore, now I am alive and running, fatigue doesn’t exist. After a few kilometers a long up and down stretch begins with very long tunnels that cross the mountains. Passing from the dark of night to the artificial light of the galleries sends me into crisis. I'm a little confused. “You haven't slept for two nights, day and night are almost reversed, you must sleep!" As often happens when the balance breaks down the problems begin. In the galleries there are 20 degrees, outside there are 3-4 and I do not have the lucidity and strength to undress when I enter and dress up as soon as I go out. I try to do it but the timing is wrong, I dress up in the gallery and I undress while I'm leaving. "You can't take it anymore, accept it" I surrender to the evidence, I’m cold and my stomach hurts, I have to find a solution. The fear of not making it awakens me, I decide to stop and put the pieces back together. I lay down on that cot that I had managed to avoid until now.
"Great, I had to give you a stomach ache to make you stop, you can't consume all these energies" I fall asleep and I know that later it will be better but getting up, leaving a warm bed and start to run again in the middle of the night is not easy. Slowly, the legs warm up and start spinning again. The stomach is not feeling good yet but I can keep a decent pace. I haven't met other competitors for a long time, everyone in the countries is sleeping. I am alone, but as long as I move the solitude is light. I meet Claudio who tells me that I’m on schedule. But I know that the plans I’ve made are wrong . "You are right not believing it, you were wrong and you will never arrive on the other side" When everything seems to fail, things looks more difficult than they are. The only thing to do is to divide the problem into smaller ones, such as getting to the next refreshment and so on. Meanwhile the sun is about to rise as I arrive at the last major climb. Fortunately it is very steep and cannot run. I am amazed that I have always run from the start. I begin to walk, the level of the effort decreases and a strange exhaustion takes over my body. "If you slow down you’ll fall asleep" I struggle to keep my eyes open but if I lie down I will not get up again and I will regret it. I arrive staggering at the top of the slope and, in a fit of rage, I start running again, hoping to leave the crisis behind me. Less than 50 kilometers are left, the most is done. "50 kilometers is an eternity and everything can still happen" As often happens, I reach a point where all doubts about a possible negative end dissolve and I run without thinking about the consequences. It is as if all the crises served to save energy for the grand finale. I begin to pass by other competitors while seeing a deep tiredness on their faces. I pass them by and we exchange a quick gesture of understanding, they know that in some way they will make it to the finish line. At that moment my mind and my body finally are the same thing and the arrival never seemed so close to me.
“After all you're okay, you can do it" I’m in a full racing trance, at the last refreshment I leave my gears of the night and I wear my beloved Wild Tee shorts, a Hawaiian shirt and a pair of very fast Hoka Tracer. I start running even uphill, I feel like I'm flying. If I hurry I will still be able to stay under the 30 hours, a time that in my head represented the watershed between doing well and fail. Running the last few kilometers out of 250 is something wonderful. This will be the memory that will cement in my head. I arrive on the last road that leads to the Kanazawa castle and I find it full of cherry trees in bloom. "I must say that, despite the premises, you did it again"
As often happens when the balance breaks down the problems begin. In the galleries there are 20 degrees, outside there are 3-4 and I do not have the lucidity and strength to undress when I enter and dress up as soon as I go out.
Perfecto Mundo Stefano Ghisolfi
I T W S I LV I A G A L L I A N I P H OTO M AT T EO PAVA N A P OW E R E D BY L A S P O R T I VA - T H E N O R T H FAC E
Stefano Ghisolfi, born in 1993, is only 26 years old and heâ€™s already considered as one of the strongest athletes in the world, among the 4 climbers to have ever climbed a 9b+ grade. In 2010 he was the best Italian athlete in the World Cup in the lead climbing category and in 2017 he made his way to the second place of the general classification. Today, this undisputed number one Italian champion is one of the best climbers in the world, but Stefano has still one dream to be fulfilled, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. How did you approach the world of climbing? My first approach to sport in general was through the bicycle. I started with mountain bike races because my father is a bike instructor and just after one of those races I had the chance to try an artificial wall on a dam in Val d'Aosta. From that moment I realized that cycling was not for me and I started climbing. I enjoyed climbing so much that I did on every street lamp or road sign in my city, Turin, and my dad, instead of discouraging me and telling me to get down, encouraged me to try to go higher and higher. This is how my passion for this world began. And now you are one of the strongest climbers in the world, the 4th to have climbed a 9b+ grade, Perfecto Mundo, how did you get the idea for this project and how did you prepare for it both physically and psychologically? The idea came to me in December 2017, I went Catalonia to look for some interesting routes since it is one of the place where you can find the hardest walls in the world. There I tried some 9bs and then Perfecto Mundo which was still a project that no one had done back then. I tried some other routes and quickly closed them in January 2018. This made me realize that my physical limit was different from what I expected, Perfecto Mundo could be the right thing for me. I started trying it, I made several attempts, some even hopeless, but I continued to try it during 5 more trips throughout 2018 until December, when I managed to close it, exactly a year later. You often train with Adam Ondra who was the first to tell you about Perfecto Mundo. What is it like climbing with him and what kind of relationship do you have with him? He is the one who mentioned about this route. Once we were climbing together and he suggested me to try this project that he hadnâ€™t done yet. He knew that Chris Sharma had bolted it without ever climbing it and Adam thought it might suit my style. With him I often trained also on other projects or on the cliff, especially in Arco. We stimulate each other and often one closes the route before the other has even the time to try climbing it. We have this kind of competitive spirit which is clean, a kind of positive and stimulating competition both in contests and on the rock.
Perfecto Mundo could be the right thing for me. I started trying it, I made several attempts, some even hopeless, but I continued to try it during 5 more trips throughout 2018 until December, when I managed to close it, exactly a year later.
... How does it feel to have completed such an ambitious project, a goal that only a few in the world have managed to reach? As I was saying, in December 2018 I managed to climb Perfecto Mundo, a difficult 9b+ grade route which is the second difficulty in the world of climbing and for me it was the culmination of a dream and a goal that I carried out throughout the year. It was exciting and also liberating at the same time, it was a project I had for a year and from a certain point of view it was a goal that motivated me but at the same time frustrated me. I happened to fall one step closer to closing it, other times I felt in a good mode but the route was wet, so when I finally made it I felt free to dedicate myself to something else. Although in the meantime I have continued to train for competitions, completing this great goal has also represented the end of a period of my life, the closing of a circle that has given me, up to now, perhaps the greatest satisfaction of my life. After Perfecto Mundo I started a new period of my life, the one dedicated to trying to qualify for the Olympics. Besides motivation, how important is to have someone supporting you on your journey? I always say that my main motivator is my girlfriend Sara who accompanies me everywhere, she came with me during all the trips for Perfecto Mundo and she was there when I climbed it. But thereâ€™s also a particular reason why she is a push for me, when we first went to try that route it was a difficult situation due to her particular health condition, so much that we had to bring a machine with us for dialysis while traveling in Spain. It was not easy for her to accompany me, but she always did it with a smile and for me it was the biggest motivation. She went through so many difficulties that my problems while climbing was all bullshit in comparison! So yes, having someone who supports you and who believes in you and who also shares your same passion is vital. We live together, climb together and travel together and this gives me more motivation everyday. Climbing has gained great popularity over the years, up to the definitive culmination in the Olympics. Since climbing was born in the 1980s, it has always only grown over time, so it is certainly not a trend of the moment but rather a constant progression of an activity that is always easier to practice. New gyms are opening in all cities, there are more and more walls, more people who climb and now itâ€™s easier to practice this sport than a few years ago, so it is a discipline that is rightly growing so much. I can't say it's just a trend, because trends come and go, but rather a natural development of a sport that many people are discovering. Now it's definitely easier to climb than many years ago and the nice thing is that it's a social sport, going climbing with friends is definitely more fun than doing it alone! Future long term projects, after your climbing career? Many athletes have dedicated themselves to mountaineering at the end of their career in climbing, but at the moment it is not something that attracts me because I am focused on what I am doing right now and I have no alpine ambitions, having never tried. I was born in sport climbing and not in mountaineering so I see my activity as a final goal and I have never had the intention of moving on to something else. Surely my career as an athlete will eventually end up due to obvious physical and human limitations but I'd like to stay in the climbing sector. Today this is my job but at the same time it is also my passion and I donâ€™t think that will end once it will no longer be my profession. I will only have to turn it into a different job from the pure sporting performance but I believe there are many possibilities. I still have to find my way but I hope I still have plenty of time to climb!
Since climbing was born in the 1980s, it has always only grown over time, so it is certainly not a trend of the moment but rather a constant progression of an activity that is always easier to practice.
s Apa Sherpa. The right to choose. BY M A R TA M A N ZO N I
e climbed Everest 21 times. He is one of the greatest living alpinists. But he didn't choose to become one. “When I was a child my goal was to become a doctor. I wanted to get an education and study to save people's lives”. Apa Sherpa was born in Thame, at the foot of the highest peak on Earth. When he was 12 his father died. He dropped out of school and started working first as a porter for mountaineering groups and then as a hiking guide. “I had to take up responsibilities for my family but I didn't earn enough to support ourselves. So I became a hi-
gh-altitude porter: it was a very risky job but more profitable, it was not a choice, we needed money” says Apa. Before Everest he climbed many mountains, slowly getting higher and higher. He began transporting loads to the highest peak in the world in 1988. On 10 May 1990 he reached the summit for the first time: “I remember what I felt very well: I was completely excited, I felt like I was in heaven!” Loved by All, the documentary awarded at the Banff Film Festival, at the Trento Film Festival and at the Telluride Film Festival, tells his story. Absolutely recommended.
How is the typical day of a high altitude porter? “The most dangerous part is climbing the ice falls: you have to wake up early in the morning, many hours before dawn, at two or three am, and cross them before the sun rises, because otherwise it would become too risky. You don’t know if you will return home alive or not: this is why we always pray twice a day, early in the morning and in the evening, and we always spare a thought for our families, you pray and climb, pray and climb. We try to organize our bags in order for our loved ones to bring them back easily in case we die. If you can make it alive and go home at the end of the expedition, which lasts several months, you still have many things to do at home but also the love of your family waiting for you. You try to enjoy the love of the people who care about you and savor every moment with them because you know that every minute is precious. When we are all together we relax, eat and drink and above all we talk, we talk a lot!” What is the role of porters during expeditions? “It's very hard job. We must secure the ropes at the highest altitudes, carry all the necessary gears for the expedition, tents, oxygen, water, food, set all camps and go back and forth from one to the other, continuously, carrying a heavy load, often without using oxygen. We also need to check the weather to see when is the best time to climb. When the weather is not favorable you have to wait, sometimes for a long time: the expedition can take from a month and a half to over two months. You have to focus on the mission, take decisions and responsibility, manage logistics and teamwork, sacrifice yourself. As soon as the circumstances are suitable we have the task of bringing the customers to the top and then back to the base camp. At this point, for the mountaineers, the expedition is over: they can relax and return home. It is up to us porters to clean, fix and bring the gears back: this is a delicate moment, where many accidents happen, because you feel the fatigue of the many meters of altitude difference you’ve traveled up and down”.
How was the Apa Sherpa Foundation born? “It was born from the desire to offer to new generations an alternative to this dangerous life. This work does not allow free days and therefore it is automatic for children to leave school. I want the villagers of my community to be able to become doctors, engineers, lawyers, to choose the life they want and climb only if they want, to live an adventure, as mountaineers do. When I quitted this job I was able to allow my children to study in the United States: they are very lucky and they make me proud. Together with my family we are also committed to protecting the environment, every year we go back together several times to visit schools and clean mountains, it is important to convey the importance of respecting nature. At the same time I wanted to work and educate young people from my community and other Nepalese villages, I still wanted to “save people's lives” as I desired when I was child and as I had done during my career as a porter, managing to bring everyone home safely after the expeditions. So we started organizing initiatives to promote education until, four years ago, we met Thule: it was thanks to its fundamental support that we were able to create an effective Foundation, active in many schools. We contribute to the development of education under different fronts, for example we have provided every student with a computer: in my home village children had never seen one, so I consider it a result to be proud of! We also pay teachers and offer lunch to students, who often travel long distances I didn't go to to go to class. This is also an important success because they were school, I didn't used to skip lunch before”. What makes you happy? “Thinking that next generations of Nepalese communities will be able to choose not to die in the mountains. I didn't go to school, I didn't become a doctor, but my goal remained the same: “saving lives” of young people through education”.
become a doctor, but my goal remained the same: “saving lives” of young people through education”
BY STEFANO TIOZZO P OW E R E D BY S E VA P R O J EC T
First death of a Glacier It's a grey morning in Reykjavik on August 18th, 2019, but nevertheless the weather is nice, about 14 Celsius degrees, quite above the seasonal averages. Unfortunately, Iceland is one of the lands that has experienced the greatest heating in the last 20 years. In a small suburban parking lot, a small group of about 80 people gather in front of a bus. They wear mountain clothes, a typical group of people ready for an excursion. Except that the destination of this excursion no longer exists.
minister of Ireland and nowadays involved in the environmental issue. The ingredients for a historic day are all there. We start to climb. I’m walking very close to Katrin and her assistant comes up to me and asks “which tv station are you working for?”. I don't think about it twice and answer “Italian television”. But they believe me, also because Simone, our sound engineer, has by far the most showy and professional gears of the whole group, a suit sometimes does make the man. And so I improvise an interview for our documentary. I feel almost embarrassed but I try to concentrate on the questions and somehow we made it, we have now a totally unexpected contribution that gives great value to our work.
In 2014 a team of glaciologists publicly announced the disappearance of the Okjökull, a small glacier in the central Icelandic plateaux officially degraded to snowfield. The cause is global warming. We killed this glacier with global warming caused by excessive emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. After a few years of monitoring, the diagnosis is confirmed. We have to say goodbye to the first white giant who abandons us in this bizarre self-destructive path that we have taken. The 80 hikers are about to climb to the top of the mountain to celebrate the first funeral of a glacier in human history. And we are with them.
The weather is cloudy but it doesn’t rain. The wind is almost acceptable but the terrain is terribly difficult and irregular. The climb is about 1h30 and the guides are very clear in telling us to never lose visual contact with the rest of the group: there is no route, the terrain is completely identical and above all in the highlands weather can change in less than a minute and covered everything with fog: getting lost here, without any reference point, means dying.
I’ve landed in Iceland with a troupe of 3 people to shoot a documentary about Climate Change and renewable energies in Iceland whose proceeds would go to a reforestation project of the Madagascr indigenous rainforest, the Seva Project. Having images of the first funeral of a glacier would have been an unmissable opportunity and so here we, are ready to follow the funeral convoy. All people seem calm and informal, no one has logos of television stations on, it looks like we are ready for a Sunday trip.
As soon as we go up the temperature drops, while the wind increases. On the rocks begin to appear ice crystals shaped by the wind, a sign of a recent snowfall that is about to melt, we’re very close now. We arrive at the base of a wall of stones, clearly the tip of the mountain we are climbing, the group stops and I take this opportunity to fly my drone, from the images transmitted to the controller I finally see the big white patch of what remains of the Okjökull, nestled in what looks like a crater of an extinct volcano. The volcano is visible today but 30 years ago it was not. The photos of the "before and after" are unforgiving.
We’ll be climbing for about 1000 meters high, nothing too demanding except that there is no trail, only a large stony ground. While we dress up on the car we notice a great excitement around a bus and then discover that Katrin Jakobsdottir, Iceland's prime minister, has also arrived for the occasion. Next to her, an elegant dark-skinned man visibly struggling with the cold climate, probably linked to Amnesty International, and Mary Robinson, the former prime
I think that only 10 years ago I could never have been here without crampons and an ice ax, then a man takes the floor: it's time for the funeral.“Unfortunately we do not have a tradition concerning the funeral of glaciers, no one has ever done one, so we decided to follow an ancient Icelandic
I N 2 0 1 4 A T E A M O F G L A C I O L O G I S T S P U B L I C LY A N N O U N C E D T H E DISAPPEARANCE OF THE OKJÖKULL, A SMALL GLACIER IN THE CENTRAL I C E L A N D I C P L AT E A U X O F F I C I A L LY D E G R A D E D T O S N O W F I E L D .
Who knows if in the distant future someone will ever come up here, in this remote place and who knows in what conditions the Earth will be at that moment. What we are doing up here is equivalent to sending a letter into space, a message of help rolled up in a bottle in the middle of the ocean.
tradition when we climb mountains: we’ll climb these last meters in silence, without ever looking back, expressing 3 wishes. Tradition says that if we respect these conditions, our wishes will be fulfilled”. So we climb, in silence, without looking back, until we reach the edge of the snowfield where the site of the tombstone to be installed was prepared on a large boulder, on which an epitaph reads: “A letter to the future: this monument is here to testify that we know what is happening and what needs to be done instead. Only you will know if we did it or not”. A clear SOS message to the world, to governments, to people. 11 billion tons of ice melt each year in Iceland. Within 150 years all the glaciers of Iceland will follow the same fate if the trend will not be reversed.
This is the end, people slowly start to go down because a snow storm is coming. The temperature has dropped to zero and it begins to snow. It’s not easy to talk in front of a camera when you have the clock running fast, and above all the muscles of the face almost paralyzed by wind and cold, but I have to do it no matter what. I stumble on words and get confused, but I decide not to think about it, just do it. I record my speech all together and put my backpack on, under the impatient gaze of the last mountain guide waiting for us. As we descend the last few meters the storm really arrives and disperses that small group of humans who have come to represent their species crying crocodile tears on an announced disappearance that will probably only be the first of a long series. Or maybe not. The reality is that it only depends on us, and the time has come to choose which side you’re on.
Who knows if in the distant future someone will ever come up here, in this remote place and who knows in what conditions the Earth will be at that moment. What we are doing up here is equivalent to sending a letter into space, a message of help rolled up in a bottle in the middle of the ocean.
As we descend the last few meters the storm really arrives and disperses that small group of humans who have come to represent their species crying crocodile tears on an announced disappearance that will probably only be the first of a long series. Or maybe not. The reality is that it only depends on us, and the time has come to choose which side you’re on.
In the end, the plaque is placed in position and pushed to the bottom by the hands of 4 children, a symbol of future generations to which we are leaving a sick world. It is an extremely touching moment, around us there’s silence, only the clicks of the cameras and the hiss of the wind. After the plaque is laid, a group of men intones the Icelandic anthem a cappella and a young Icelandic environmental activist reads a poem in the local language.
Eliott Schonfeld â€”
Le Minimaliste: a Himalayan Adventure B Y S I LV I A G A L L I A N I
backpack, a tent, a sleeping bag, some warm clothes, a compass and a few maps, a satellite phone, a knife, very few dishes, some books, a notebook and a pencil, a camera. These are the fundamental ingredients of the 24 year old French Eliott Schonfeld to escape from modern society and embrace the wild, solitary and uncontaminated nature. After Mongolia, Canada, Alaska, the young explorer who wanted to "get out of modernity and become independent", takes us with him through the Himalayas from west to east, through the broad valleys of Ladakh and along sterile passages and glaciers up to Nepal. He wanted to live in contact with nature and he succeeded. He shows how in his most recent documentary "Le Minimaliste: a Himalayan Adventure" which will be screened during the European Outdoor Film Tour 2019/20. We have reached Eliott in the middle of the Amazon, immersed in what will be his next adventure, to ask him what it means to experience nature in a minimalist way and understand how little is enough.
Letâ€™s start with Himalaya, where did you get the idea for this adventure?
It came to my mind a few years ago. I decided I wanted to become an explorer when I was 21 and I started to get interested in where I could venture, I searched the maps for the most remote places on the planet, Mongolia, Alaska, Himalaya, and planned my future trips. The Himalayas was my first plan but then I managed to explore it only after other 3 trips to equally remote places. I once saw this film, quite stupid I would say, called The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, where the protagonist, Ben Stiller, ends up in a prison in the Himalayas. What impressed me, however, were the places shown in the movie, landscapes so remote and uncontaminated that they immediately inspired me.
So you've decided to become an explorer at 21, it's not a very common decision. What did your parents say?
It was not a decision that came right out of the blue. I had been traveling for two years because I left home just after finishing school. I graduated at 18 and decided to take a gap year and travel a few months to figure out what to do with my future. I then left for Australia for 5 months and accidentally lost myself for a week in the tropical forest and there I really understood what it means to be part of nature. Later I went to Canada, in Quebec, to work and once back in France I decided that I would return to my everyday life, attending philosophy at the university. It only lasted a week, I quit school and decided I would be a full-time explorer. My parents were a bit upset back then but I think they are happy for me now, they know it's what I want to do in my future. Obviously they are sometimes frightened, especially before every departures, but they trust me and they know I will be careful.
You travel most of the time, one of the reasons may be because you sometimes feel so overwhelmed by men and civilization that you need to find moments for yourself, alone?
In reality the reason why I chose to stay in contact with nature has nothing to do with a hypothetical escape from civilization. It is simply the need to reach another world, lose myself in nature and then return to my everyday life. At the beginning I certainly liked discovering new worlds, getting to know nomadic peoples so different from everything I was used to. All this has changed the way I see the world, it has made me discover what our planet can offer and has developed in me the desire to fight to preserve it.
After having lived so long in the wild, has something changed in your life once back in Paris?
After these adventures I realized civilization is everywhere around us, even the nomadic populations have been affected by it in some way, there is no way to escape it. When I lived in Paris, before starting my explorations, I bought food and products when I needed. After these experiences, instead, I realized how important it is to be aware of what we buy, eat, consume in general. Obviously this will not stop what is happening to our planet because everything is happening much faster than the small changes we can make in our everyday lives can affect us. But it's a first step.
You’ve traveled for a long time, have you ever thought of settling in some specific place or is it against your idea of travel?
At the moment I am in the middle of the Amazon and when I’ll return to France I will leave Paris to move to the Alps. One of my favorite places in the world, however, remains Alaska and one of my dreams would be to live in some remote place in Alaska or Canada. I would like to build a small cottage where I can live for some periods of the year when I'm not traveling.
When you go on a new adventure, are you worried or scared at the beginning or is it something you get used to?
I usually don't care about that much, also because in those remote places or in the mountains time flows in a different way. For days sometimes nothing happens and the more time passes by the more you begin to appreciate the solitude and the flow of those days who look all the same without great events. Day after day you learn the rules of the environment that surrounds you and it becomes easier and easier to live there because you have passed the part concerning the mere survival and life there suddenly becomes your routine. You begin to feel part of that place which at the beginning seemed so hostile, so scary. I would not call it freedom because you are not free, rather you have to abide by the rules of the wild place that is hosting you to be able to survive. Even today it is a feeling that fascinates me and I can't get used to it.
Remote and uncontaminated places helps to reconnect with nature, do you think it is an experience that we should all do at least once in a lifetime?
To be immersed in nature makes you realize how much you are actually a part of it, humanization and civilization have made us forget it but there, in those wild places, you understand what it really means. You are no longer the one in control and you let the circumstances of what happens around you decide for you, you just have to get used to it, but in this way you realize that you are only a small part of something bigger. It is a strange feeling, as if you were nothing but at the same time powerful, small compared to what surrounds you but at the same time strong for being a part of the whole.
Do you think there is a contradiction in the refusal to live in the midst of modernity and at the same time tell its dangers and an alternative way to live through an object as technological as a video camera?
I don’t see a real contradiction because, as I said before, by now civilization has reached almost every corner of the planet. I don't think it’s a problem to use something technological to promote a non-tech lifestyle, it is just one of the many tools available to me to reach those people who, like me, use that kind of technology. The important thing for me is to be able to show that another kind of life is possible, something that puts us in harmony with nature, that shows that living as human beings does not necessarily imply destroying nature, we can live together in harmony with it. There are many other lifestyles and it is important for me to show them.
Home to Lake BY LUCA ALBRISI
_ I can't exactly tell when the idea of this trip came to my mind. I believe that over the years the desire to "see whatâ€™s in between" has grown on me more and more intensely. Explore those places - although relatively close that are often ignored because they are "middle lands" or "crossing lands". Where few people go and therefore, even if close, have remained intact and preserved their essence.
or many years now I have been trying to live my little or big adventures with the primary intention of discovering what surprising things we can be close to. Just going outdoor on a splitboard or on foot and starting my research for unknown places is a challenge that pushed me to look at neighboring spaces with a different, creative perspective.
desire to travel all together, exploring even the most inner aspects of this adventure. The fear of “not being able to” is one of the worst traps of our life. Since we are born you’re driven to think to perfection as a goal, to not accept imperfection as part of the reality. But that's what we are. We should rather learn how to fail big and accept our imperfection lightly. So, when in doubt, leave even without the certainty of arriving. That fear often vanishes just after the first step.
#HomeToLake is an idea that has taken shape over the last two years, born on these basis. A very meaningful idea for me because formed with that simplicity that represents my constant research. A simple gesture like leaving the house, in the Val di Peio to run and walk towards Garda Lake. Just with a vague idea of an itinerary, the strictly necessary gears on the shoulders and in the heart a great desire to discover unusual places and be able to share moments and thoughts with those I love the most.
CHAPTER I “In the soul and in the legs”. Hearing the door closing behind you is the first clear division between what has been and what will be. The preparations, the mapping, the detailed consideration of what gears will be used and how to transport them. Everything is now behind. In front of you there is only the experimentation of everything that has been imagined and the desire to be amazed. Leaving is first of all leaving you preconceptions at home and enjoying all the adventures and misadventures that your “moving through the world” brings with it. Abandoning the known, the populated, the touristic, means immersing yourself in a natural reality where the paths sometimes disappear almost completely and where the many animals run away frightened by the human presence they are not used to. The name Val Gelada does not seem to represent the cold of this place but rather its being hibernated in a time far away from ours. And yet, despite this distance, I feel like I recognize myself more in this place than in the bewildered aspect of that modern life that we are used to desire. The first pass of our journey gives us the image of Brenta Dolomites reflected in the Serodoli Lake and makes me finally reali-
CHAPTER 0 Km. 0 “Nothing starts without fear”. The days are numbered, unfortunately. And when something you have been waiting for so long risks to vanish it is not easy to keep calm. But the weather is something we cannot have the slightest control over, which is why it remains one of the most absolute natural expressions of freedom that there is. Feeling the heavy and uninterrupted rain on the roof of our attic leaves us little hope and raises many doubts. The little time available for this journey makes me doubt the departure itself. Alessandra is worried knowing that if we decide to leave, it would mean merging the first two parts of our adventure. The spirit of this journey is also to perceive the fears and understand the insecurities of other people. Don't take anything for granted except the
ze how fascinating and challenging this travel will be. Right here, not many years ago, a real fight took place between environmentalists and an implant company that wanted to expand its ski slopes up here. The same project has been relaunched these days and I wonder if we, new generations of activists, will be able to stop it once again. I start my descent with the will to fight for the preservation of wild areas and the bitter awareness of how often, in the collective imagination, normality is instead represented by a standardized “development” that does not take into consideration the needs of other forms of life or the importance of places. So I promise myself to do more, to research more, to inform more. To act more. And to try not to numb the pain in the soul that, in this moment, far exceeds the one of my legs.
and the moments that I will carry inside myself forever. I take look at Ale a little worried and then at my dogs who, unaware, throw me some stunned looks. We got up very early, but we're still here, still, waiting for the snow to soften, at least a little. I find myself facing Tuckett full of snow, as I had never seen it before. The upper layer is as hard as my disappoint when I realize we need to change route. I find it very difficult to understand my lack of feeling towards the “element” with which I have the best confidence and to which, at least for now, I have dedicated my life. But basically, I think we're here to cross, to travel and to share, not to go snowboarding. Responsiveness to change is one of my favorite qualities and the one that fascinates me the most. For us it means retracing our steps for more than a few kilometers, and then going up from another slope. But in the end “to take the wrong road” often means only being willing to reach the same goal through a different and unforeseen route but maybe, who knows, leaner than the one we had planned.
CHAPTER II “Small and ever-changing” Our journey towards Brenta Dolomites is fast and lightweight despite the kilometres and the altitude which is not irrelevant. Crossing the valley, the villages and the tourist flow that in this period invades them makes a strange effect on the still fresh memories of areas so little populated and on the peace that accompanies them. Unknowingly we accelerate our pace to return to more solitary places, leaving behind the signs of civilization and, perhaps, even ours. The many trees fallen like toothpicks, blown away by the wind, remind me how little control we can have over life and how our arrogance and carelessness can be swept away in just an instant. The biggest mistake we make is that we consider ourselves fundamental to this world. But the reality is that we are not. I know what the mountains represent to me, but in recent years I have been trying to understand what I do represent to them. If I can in some way repay the meaning they have in my life. If I can repay them for all the emotions that they made me live
CHAPTER III. “Ties” The first light of the day shines on mountain covered with snow behind me, as we cross the valley heading towards our next crossing point. I try not to think about what it would have been like and concentrate on what it will be like, even if it's not always so easy to move our thoughts in the direction we want.
... So I promise myself to do more, to research more, to inform more. To act more. And to try not to numb the pain in the soul that, in this moment, far exceeds the one of my legs.
Going down and then going back up is basically a constant metaphor of life. I stop to take some pictures and while I watch Ale and the dogs move nimbly in the distance, I really realize the majesty of these places. I know that this trip would not have been the same without my three companions and I understand how each day represents an incentive to improve and overcome the unexpected, all together. And if the snow had not stopped us we would not be here now. Perhaps, after all, it didn't betray me this time. I am increasingly aware of the tie that unites the four of us and how we are learning to face many different challenges. And then gravels, via ferratas and new snow slides, all together, until we arrive smiling and wagging to the Bocca di Brenta. Beyond the pass there is no more snow but only a lot of fog that leaves in front of our eyes just a few peaks wrapped in nothing. We take a few minutes to eat and rest knowing that, as in life as when travelling, you need to know how to wait. Let the “nothing” passing away, convinced of the show that awaits us. And I realize I'm happy to be here, in front of myself, in front of Ale, in front of Kaya and Maka. Faced with the constant uncertainty of this journey. Faced with all this nature that falls into my eyes and then descends inside me, deep down. And that, like rain, cannot be stopped.
ce us to make new trails changes, but I also know that water always finds a way. I put my feet inside the Garda Lake and my soul is light. Throughout the trip I imagined arriving here and diving. Instead I am just happy to look at the immensity of water and think again about these last kilometers of plain and warm. About the towns and villages we crossed reconstructing the life of the past with imagination and seeking relief in the shade of some solitary tree or in some fountain, before returning to the woods. At the last pass I stopped to look at the valley that leads to the lake and to think about how much the known places can change appearance if reached in a different way. How many places we take for granted by letting them flow away too quickly. I think we should take back our right to slow down, slow down our life and the places where we live. I think about this whole journey, about how far away is from home and how many steps we have taken to reach this lake. I look at Ale, Kaya and Maka, tired and happy, and in this happiness I see all the adventures lived and those still to be lived together. The last stage of a beautiful journey always brings with it a bitter excitement. Seeing an idea that takes shape knowing at the same time that it will soon vanish again and become a memory. Because sometimes it all starts with a simple idea, like leaving home and going to the lake. And it is all about the courage to dedicate yourself to this simple idea, just as simple is to get lost in the adventure.
CHAPTER IV. Km. 130 “As water, towards water.” I look outside the window while hearing lightning and thunder at a short distance from the hut. I imagine all this water filling the stream that flows a few meters from here, I picture its fast journey inside the narrow canyons of the valley, then down a waterfall and then again, quickly, towards the bottom. After all at the moment the goal of water is not very different from ours: let it go, quickly, towards the nearest lake. I know that this imposed waiting will for-
... Because sometimes it all starts with a simple idea, like leaving home and going to the lake. And it is all about the courage to dedicate yourself to this simple idea, just as simple is to get lost in the adventure.
Fabiano Ventura I T W M AT T EO PAVA N A POWERED BY FERRINO
Born in Rome in 1975, photographer. For the past 15 years he has been working on his photographic-scientific project "On the Trail of the Glaciers", that, with the help of photographers and scientists, combine photographic comparison and scientific research in order to analyze the effects of climate change starting from the observation of variations in the glacial masses. If today you see images of the consequences of global warming on glaciers on the most important newspapers, those are certainly his photos.
u I deeply hate the deniers of the environmental crisis.
• Scientific data confirm that by 2050 all the alpine glaciers under 3500 meters will disappear.
I realize that it is not the most neutral and diplomatic way of starting an article, but I can not express myself with mince words towards the skeptics and the unbelievers of the obvious, towards those who choose ignorance and arrogance instead of research and information. Global warming is happening. If you still have doubts on that, well, maybe it is worth making one last and desperate attempt with this article. The work of glaciologists and climatologists is very important for the dissemination of the effects of climate change. Often, however, reference is made to numbers and data and interpreting them is not so easy. Fortunately, there are those who decided to combine science with art. You should know that one of the things I love the most is the work of other photographers. It's stronger than me. You can call it passion, professional deformation, whatever you want. That, combined to my environmentalist spirit, led me to write to Fabiano Ventura, a photographer whose work I have been following for a long time.
These are just some of the events that took place; When facing such catastrophes we feel powerless and we have the absolute feeling that we cannot change anything and that we do not have the physical and moral capabilities to react. I feel like this too. Believe me, it hurts like hell. I remember that time when my friend Luca Albrisi, a person that knows more tricks than a cartful of monkeys or who simply bears the weight of his years together with his quotes, told me: "There can be no action without reflection and there must be no reflection that does not lead to action”. A simple concept, not trivial, effective. To become aware of what is happening we need a critical and informed public opinion. The time to take responsibility for a collective cultural change has come. These are the basis for bringing us to collaborate as a universal race in a sustainable and intelligent way. I have always been in love with stories of men and women who, through their vision and their commitment, have led people to the action of change. In a delicate moment like this I thought it was important to tell you about the person and work of Fabiano Ventura.
Before introducing him I would like to add some points. In the last few months, there are some facts worth mentioning that have been or are still ongoing: • Greenland is losing billions of tons of ice a day and in about twenty years the Arctic could remain without ice;
Here he is, I can introduce you to him. Born in Rome in 1975, photographer. Fabiano is one of those photographers who, in front of a sunset, was able to tell me that "beautiful light is only second to health" - just for you to understand his dedication to the subject -. For the past 15 years he has been working on his photographic-scientific project "On the Trail of the Glaciers", that, with the help of photographers and scientists, combine photographic comparison and scientific research in order to analyze the effects of climate change starting from the observation of variations in the glacial masses. He humbly tells me about it, as if it were a normal thing, something that was born and evolved naturally over time. If today you see images of the consequences of global warming on glaciers on the most important newspapers, those are certainly his photos.
• The largest tropical rainforests in the world are on fire. These fires produce tons of carbon dioxide, contributing to the sudden global warming and consequent melting of the glaciers; • Last July has been the most hottest month ever registered; • The new Brazilian government has doubled the deforestation of the Amazon. Trees are the only sustainable tool capable of retaining greenhouse gases; • Given scientific data, soon a quarter of the world population will remain without water and some areas will be uninhabitable due to rising temperatures;
Comparative photography has a strong power of communication and is unequivocal: you look at two images from different ages. You have a reference to the beginning and to the end, our imagination does the rest. The idea was born in 2004 on the occasion of the Italian expedition that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of K2, where Fabiano was the official photographer. When he was younger he became passionate about astrophotography and then started working as a freelance photographer in the world of outdoor and extreme sports. He followed internationally renowned athletes in numerous expeditions, up to the one that would change his life and that would soon shake our consciences. The power of his work does not deserve complicated technical explanations: Fabiano reproduces from the same angles, with the same optics and at the same time of the year, photos of glaciers of the main photographers-explorers of the end of the 1800s and the beginning of the 1900s. This technique is called “repeat photography” (comparative photography).
walk up to verify the exactness of the place. Then it's just a matter of light. Fabiano tells me with enthusiasm about the long work of selecting images in the national and international historical archives and the search for the place of the photo, and with a little less enthusiasm about the bureaucracy related to scientific permits, partnerships with local authorities and technical sponsors, not to mention the logistics of expeditions that is always very complicated since the particularly remote areas interested.
Why are glaciers so important? Maybe it is worth explaining, given that correct info is never too much these days. Let's start from the beginning: a glacier is nothing more than a mass of frozen water preserved for thousands of years. Some studies have reconstructed scenarios in which, until about 20,000 years ago, the planet Earth was covered for 32% by glacial masses. Today those masses correspond to the 10%, and are rapidly decreasing. Where is the problem? Glaciers are the thermometers of our planet. The more ice there is, the fresher it is. The less ice there is, the warmer it is. Simple right? To give a trivial example we could say that above a certain temperature, as happens to our body, the planet becomes ill. The causes of melting glaciers, and therefore of raising temperatures, are not natural, but are part of an exclusively anthropic problem.
I’ve met Fabiano during the pre-expedition “Alps 2020”, the last stage of his ten-year project. So far there have been 5 expeditions on the most important mountain glaciers on Earth, all successfully completed: Karakorum 2009, Caucasus 2011, Alaska 2013, Ande 2016 and Himalaya 2018. According to data, 27 glaciers have been analyzed up to now and more of 100 photo comparisons have been shot. Comparative photography has a strong power of communication and is unequivocal: you look at two images from different ages. You have a reference to the beginning and to the end, our imagination does the rest. The melting of the white snow cover, the roar of black stones on pure ice, the raising of vegetation are the translation of the slow and excruciating death of the mountains. The result is as dramatic as the process to get the shot. You just have available a brief description on the back of the historical photo; the rest is a treasure hunt. You hypothesize the season, the time and the perspective of the historical shot and then you
The causes are many and I’m sure that you already know them, but it is better to repeat them: • The massive production of CO2 due to the various human activities including, first of all, intensive farming (corresponds about to the 40% of total emissions); • The combustion of fossil fuels; • The extensive process of deforestation;
Fabiano has decided to respond with the combination of photography and science, trying to generate information and awareness in the public opinion. I have never been so convinced that photography can make a real difference and its work is its maximum expression.
The consequences of melting glaciers are catastrophic, but before telling you about them, I would rather explain in a very synthetic way the dynamics of ice. We know that glaciers are nothing but solidified water from thousands of years ago. Ok, so here we are, because we just need to think about our home refrigerator. A glacier is formed when the snow that falls in winter exceeds the one that will melt in summer. In this way, in fact, the excess of snow, layer by layer, accumulates and becomes ice. Glaciers correspond to the 75% of the fresh water reserves on Earth. The fact that a glacier melts in summer and consequently increases the concentration of fresh water is good for life. The problem, unfortunately, is that the rise of the average temperature, for the reasons listed above, is melting glaciers at an exponentially fast pace. The first dramatic consequence of what happens is the reduction of fresh water reserves. Do you understand the catastrophe and the chain reaction that bring with it? Most governments in the world ignore the problem, some others prefer to deny it. The reason why the evidence is denied I think it’s a problem that depends on our own nature: even facing a catastrophe it is better not to think about it, it’s better to ignore it, even if this means the death of some of us, or worse our own extinction. No, extinction is not an unlikely scenario.
• Imbalance in the food chain, since a rise in water temperature and a change in its salinity lead to a change in the natural cycle of marine flora and fauna..
Another important consequence is that at the same time as the melting of the glaciers, the degradation of the arctic permafrost occurs which, due to its chemical composition and extension, releases methane, leading to the exponential increase of greenhouse gases. The final result? The impossibility of adaptation by the human species and therefore of its survival.
In front of this problem, we must act immediately. Fabiano has decided to respond with the combination of photography and science, trying to generate information and awareness in the public opinion. I have never been so convinced that photography can make a real difference and its work is its maximum expression. We all can do something through our strong stance.
The melting of the glacial masses is only one of the effects of global warming. Along with those predicted, there are many other unpredictable variables. Are we really sure we want to go up against Nature? I leave the answer to the deniers (or to whoever has read this).
The consequences of ice melting are also many: • The increase in the level of the oceans and the consequent flooding of entire inhabited continental areas; • Climate change that will lead to increase natural events such as floods, typhoons, heat waves and severe droughts;
My Fjällräven Classic Sweden PHOTO ANETTE ANDERSSON TEX T PIETRO IENCA GAZZOLO (TRIPINYOURSHOES)
here is a word in Swedish that perfectly describes the mystery and enchantment that unites all the great mountain lovers. This word is "Bergtagen". Its origins are ancient and wrapped in myth. There is a legend about curious trolls who lived in the caves of the mountains and kidnapped lonely travelers. The bravest and most fortunate who managed to escape were still destined to return to their villages almost as if under a spell, changed forever. This is why "Bergtagen" was pronounced to warn explorers and walkers against the dangers of the mountain. Today the legend has given way to new interpretations and "Bergtagen" is often used in Swedish to describe the obsession of those who love to be surrounded by nature. I've been back from the Swedish mountains for several weeks now and I have to admit that maybe some trolls still exist... Last August I was invited, together with my partner and friend Luigi, to take part in the group of media that reached the participants of the 2019 edition of Fj채ll[...] r채ven Classic Sweden. It is one of the largest and most famous hiking events in the world, which There is a legend every year brings together more than 2,000 hikers about curious to travel 110 km in the heart of Swedish Lapland. trolls who lived Participants are adults and children of all ages. This year the oldest person was 80 years old and the in the caves of the youngest one only 1 year and a half. mountains and Thanks to the Allemansr채tten, the Swedish right of access to public and private areas for recreational activities or physical exercise, during the journey the participants can camp anywhere for the night. They can also choose the pace they prefer. Alone, or in a group. The only rule is to leave the natural environment as it was found. Indeed, Classic is a H책ll Sverige rent certified ecological event (also known as the "Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation").
kidnapped lonely travelers. The bravest and most fortunate who managed to escape were still destined to return to their villages almost as if under a spell, changed forever.
Luigi and I had the honor of crossing the last kilometers of the journey together with the participants and for the occasion we were also invited to take part in a truly unique product test. The goal was to try the new clothes of the Fjällräven high altitude line, which is exactly called Bergtagen and is developed in collaboration with the Swedish Alpine Guides. To do this, we reached one of the main glaciers in the area, the Goduglaciären. We climbed it and reached 2000 meters of altitude. A breathtaking spectacle. It was touching to experience the suffering of the glacier first hand. Knowing that in less than 20 years it will disappear made us think a lot. What do I take home from this experience? The belief that, in terms of hiking culture, Sweden has so much to teach us. That outdoor companies can and must make concrete efforts to find solutions to minimize the impact of production processes, and increase the durability of their products as much as possible and Fjällräven has already puts into practice this commitment for several years. That there is no bad weather, there is rather the wrong equipment. And finally, when walking in the Swedish mountains it is good to be careful, because there are certain dangerous trolls, able to kidnap lonely walkers and change them forever...
What do I take home from this experience? The belief that, in terms of hiking culture, Sweden has so much to teach us. [...] That there is no bad weather, there is rather the wrong equipment. And finally, when walking in the Swedish mountains it is good to be careful, because there are certain dangerous trolls, able to kidnap lonely walkers and change them forever...
Chile’n’ride B Y V O T T E R O “ S I S A” E L I S A E O L I V E R “ O L LY ” M O N D I N O P O W E R E D B Y G I A N T, L I V, S A L E WA
b Here begins the real journey, the one you do inside yourself while cycling and the one that causes such strong and intense feelings that they almost frighten you for their purity.
lly and I had a well-defined plan. Crossing Chile by bicycle. I would later switch to a pair of skis while Olly would have put on a snowboard. A simple and linear plan. After careful research we had identified 6 volcanoes, between more than 200 in the country, which were really worth seeing and we were ready to hit kilometers by bike to reach them.
In the first part of the trip we need our bikes to move from one volcano to another, it's Lonquimay's turn, where we finally find some good weather. After a few hours of climb we conquer this giant. The show from the summit is magnificent. In the distance you can see the other volcanoes that await us and, a little further on, Argentina, with its volcanoes where you can ski inside the craters. Nature is truly spectacular.
We leave Italy during a torrid mid-August and wake up 18 hours later in the cool Santiago winter. The first stop is Termas de Chillan, but at the same time when we touch the Chilean ground we understand that our beautiful, meticulous and detailed plan, would have been not very useful. We immediately meet the rain that will accompany us for a long time. We will feel it penetrate to the bones, it will dirty us and make us lose patience, but it will also prove useful when suddenly leaving space to the sun and it will give us rainbows and colors so unimaginable to take your breath away. It will invite us to be calm and reflect, because the rain brings with it silence, and we just have to let ourselves go.
The kilometers cycled increase, the wind and the rain almost never leave us and make us give up two other volcanoes. We arrive at Osorno, the locals say that the following day will be good to go up. We sleep under a sky full of stars, I have rarely seen it so crowded. I feel like I’m looking at the Milky Way for the first time in my life. The next day we put the skins on, ready to climb. Everything seems perfect, the sky is a deep blue and the sun is shining, but the wind suddenly arrives and the higher we go the more it rises, it slaps us in the face and teaches us a lesson that we won’t forget. We took the skins off a few hundred meters from the top and enjoy the spring descent in this lunar landscape.
So the first day we change our plan for the first time, and head towards our second goal, Antuco. Thanks to those additional kilometers we feel our legs burn, the bike is heavy but despite this, in this moment, I feel like one of the happiest person in the world. There, welcome us a new friend, wind and we have wait a while before trying to climb hoping that its intensity will change. We make our way between one crater and another under a blue sky and a warm sun. I smile as I turn to look at the view and I think that, despite everything, our journey started in the best way possible.
That was our last volcano, it was good to put our skis back on the other side of the world in the middle of August. We arrive in Puerto Montt, where the Carretera Austral begins, it is known as “one of the most beautiful roads in the world” and we are now ready for Patagonia. It is summer and it will not be hot and dry but the choice of this season is wanted because we desired to travel only with the delicate sound of our bikes on the terrain. Here begins the real journey, the one you do inside yourself while cycling and the one that causes
u Chile is smiling, curious, beautiful to die for and the only limit is the time you have to visit it. This has been our problem.
such strong and intense feelings that they almost frighten you for their purity. I have a romantic vision of life and the bike represents my place in the world, the dimension in which I feel most at ease, even on a saddle and with all the related pains. When I'm cycling, everything seems much clearer. It is truly the perfect combination, snow and bike, respectfully carefree and wisdom. Joys and sorrows. Meters and kilometers. Powder. We venture into the deafening silence of the Carettera. While we were organizing the trip, I immediately gave up the idea of using a tent. I know from experience that after 8/9 hours of cycling, resting is the most important thing. But even this turns out to be a mistake, in winter Patagonia is dormant and it is difficult to find where to sleep and eat. Our kilometers increase as we drag ourselves between a pueblo and the other in search of refreshment. I can't say it was easy, the wind of Patagonia is so strong that it makes the north wind looks like a normal thing in comparison. The rain has slowed everything down and the dirt roads never seemed to end. The important differences in height had unintentionally improved our physical and above all our mental form, because when the legs were screaming a few meters from the end of the climb the head silenced them with a simple: “don't worry, it will be worth it”. And it was true, to every drop of sweat corresponded a visual spectacle directly proportional to the effort just made.
Every centimeter traveled has filled our eyes with crazy scenarios: from the lakes to the snow-covered glaciers, from the volcanoes to the frost fields of Patagonia, from the cities to the Pampas, from condors to seals passing through alpacas. And finally people, so lovable that they always greeted you with a simple horn beep. Chile is smiling, curious, beautiful to die for and the only limit is the time you have to visit it. This has been our problem. The goal was not reached, we were not able to cross the whole Carettera Austral, and now, with a cool head, I think that after all it was a consequence of what we felt inside, bewitched by all that nature in perfect harmony with the earth that the host it, we hoped our journey would never end. In short, a "must return” written between the lines. The reality is unfortunately another: our time available is over and we have to find a way back to the north, at home my family is ready to cook me the pasta and I can't wait to finally change the pants I’ve been wearing for about 40 days. On the way back, after endless hours on the bus, we decide to stretch our legs a little. We put together all the pieces we left on the street and manage to finally climb the first volcano we had planned at the beginning. It was supposed to be a day-to-day adventure, a quick interlude before getting back to Santiago. That's not exactly what happened, but this is another story. Que le vaia bien chicos.
TEXT GIULIA BOCCOLA PHOTO DENIS PICCOLO
Monviso, The King of Stone ... A great hiking classic, which takes us back in time, because it was first undertaken in 1839 by James David Forbes, professor of natural philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, who along with his desire for exploration, also introduced the concept of hiking.
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ing Vesulo together with his wife Besimauda, following a furious argument, were turned into stone by the hands of the Gods who were annoyed and irritated by their noise, and out of pity for the King decided to place them above the mountains, destined to look at each other from afar for eternity, forever regretting their argument. And so the King of Stone also known as Viso, would be able to observe his Besimauda or Bisalta in the beautiful Ligurian Alps from the Cozie Alps. And with this sweet and melancholy feeling, our hike around the Viso started.
the Asian and the African, which led to the formation of the Alps. A right dose of adrenaline along with the fact of not knowing what would have awaited me, made me grow inside an healthy desire to explore, to see and learn about new places, to push myself further, filling my eyes with wonderful natural scenery and my soul with a renewed and vigorous energy. Everything that surrounds us lives on energy, but only if we are able to perceive it, can we channel it in the best way and become part of it. This ring of several stages represents a unique experience in the Western Alps, constituting, with its discontinuous environments, one of the most spectacular high-altitude hikes in Europe. A trail that crosses two countries, Italy and France, two national parks, soft valleys with rich vegetation that alternate to harsh and severe landscapes.
A great hiking classic, which takes us back in time, because it was first undertaken in 1839 by James David Forbes, professor of natural philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, who along with his desire for exploration, also introduced the concept of hiking. The tour of the Viso is in fact divided into stages that can be completed in several days or in a single day for the most trained. My two friends from Piedmont, Federico and Fabio, and I opted for two intense days. Our adventure began in Pian del Re, a well-known location because is where the river Po begins and from here, equipped with all the necessary gears, and a fair amount of nuts and hazelnuts, we left for our destination, the Vallanta refuge, placed right under the west face of Monviso.
Under the burning sun of a splendid mid-September day, we first reached the Buco di Viso, the oldest Alpine tunnel, built in less than two years between 1479 and 1480 and commissioned by the Marquis of Saluzzo, Ludovico II in agreement with the King of France Louis XI, Renato d'AngiĂ˛. This tunnel, about 75 meters long, two meters high and two and fifty meters wide, was intended to facilitate the sale of salt from Provence also known as "Bera" in the language of the Po Valley smugglers, reducing the journey to Turin by three weeks compared to Via del Monginevro.
This imposing mountain is characterized by a pyramidal shape, and like its surroundings, is made of fragments of an ancient compressed ocean floor emerged following the collision of the two continental plates,
Today the transit of the tunnel is left alone to hikers who, like us, are intrigued in finding themselves in
... the French territory or in the Italian one. Leaving the Buco di Viso, we reached the border passing from the Colle delle Traversette, an alpine pass almost 3000 meters high that joins the Po Valley with the Guil Valley in France and from where, according to some English scholars, the Carthaginian Hannibal passed with the his army and his 37 elephants. There are not many meters of altitude that separate us from the border, and once we reach Colle, we are amazed by the beauty of the landscape that appears in front us, a wide valley below our feet and a steep rocky ridge that leads to the snow-capped peaks of the Western Aylefroide and the Barre des Ecrins, located respectively at 3953 and 4102 meters high, behind us, a glimpse of the snowy Monviso.
along this beautiful valley rich in vegetation and streams, when the trail began to go up again through a thick and fresh wood giving us some shelter from the sun for a moment. At the end of it, we found ourselves in a different environment once again, characterized by an infinite expanse of stones, most likely collapsed from the walls above, after a slight slope the trail had become increasingly steep and uncomfortable, making us slow down our pace. The heart was beating fast and the breath was short, but it wasn't over yet. Waiting for us at the top of the trail, another steep scree that would have finally allowed us to reach the valley of the menhirs. After about three hours of climbing under the sun, we were rewarded with a landscape completely different from the one we had become so accustomed to.
After a brief stop at the top and a chat with a French hiker, we resumed our journey crossing the Guil valley, meeting different ibexes along the path. They A series of alpine lakes would have accompanied risked extinction at the end of the '700, and survived us with incredible and spectacular rock composionly in the Gran Paradiso Park, from there they were tions, making that moment even more surreal and reintroduced into the Alps. Today magical. We were near the San there are more than 35,000 speciChiaffredo Pass. Here the trail mens, 165 of them are in the Monhad become a very soft up and Intoxicating viso Park. Four hours had already down and ran halfway up the colors and scents passed and four more to go to rehill, allowing us to have a wide have allowed us to ach our goal. Our desire to arrive view of the entire valley below. A enrich ourselves with has been replaced with the pleasufew more turns and here we are re of savoring the surroundings. at the Gallarino Pass, from whia profound joy and After an hour and a half of descent ch, thanks to the clear sky and the gratitude towards along this green valley, we reached absence of clouds, we were able a nature so lush and the Refuge du Viso, located at 2460 to observe by eye the Matterhorn, rich in history. high meters in the Hautes-Alpes the Gran Paradiso, the Grivola department. and finally the Lyskamm. In front of us we have the northwest face of Monviso in all its splendor, 3840 meters of pure rock. After filling our water bottles, we resumed our journey along the trail, towards Passo Vallanta. In front of us a stony ground of about 400 meters waited to be climbed and while we proceeded zig zagging, behind us the shadows were getting darker and longer and the sun was greeting the valley disappearing behind imposing rocky walls. And with the colors of the sunset and some tiredness in our legs, we couldn't ask for a better scenario.
We started getting hungry as we could see Quintino Sella in the distance. A trail studded with stones made the hike a little more technical and slow, but finally we had arrived at the shelter together with some boys who had just finished the Normal route, a 1200 meter wall. The Quintino Sella is nestled right at the foot of the Monviso together with the large Viso lake, spectacular for its nuances of an intense blue turning into green with some copper shades. Once again the landscape became different, wide green valleys full of alpine lakes opened up in front of us. One in particular struck us for its cerulean turquoise color which changes according to the light and the time.
We were back in Italy, in Val Varaita and below us in the distance we could see the Vallanta refuge. After a rich dinner, a pleasant evening and a salute to the starry sky, we retired to our room ready to face the following day that would have welcomed us with a dawn of pale pink hues. We had traveled about 20 km and to complete the tour of the Viso there were still 22 km to go.
Iâ€™m talking about the Chiaretto lake, unique because of the intense glacial activity of the area. Intoxicating colors and scents have allowed us to enrich ourselves with a profound joy and gratitude towards a nature so lush and rich in history. A 42 km hike, 2400 meters in altitude and two days of pure and natural harmony with the surrounding environment. Now when I will see you from my home, on clear days, 260 km away, I will look at you with different eyes my dear Vesulo.
A small session of muscular awakening outside the shelter and we were ready to leave again towards the Quintino Sella refuge. We were going downhill
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A classic design and mirrored and break-proof lenses combined with a colour-coordinated frame that offer complete protection from UVA, UVB and UVC rays. These glasses are suitable for every sport activity from cycling to running, up to speed hiking and skiing, they also guarantee a view without distortions thanks to decentralized lenses.
A jacket with excellent fit, made of G-1000 Eco, a durable and elasticized fabric that gives ample freedom of movement. It has an adjustable rain hood and chest pockets with zipper closure making it suitable for a 4 seasons use on any type of terrain.
Light and fresh, these pants are made of stretch fabric and G-1000 Lite and therefore suitable for warm conditions. They feature a technical cut with pre-shaped knees, comfortable pockets and large ventilation zips that allow excess heat to escape.
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Waterproof and breathable, this jacket with Gore C-Knit technology offers at the same time a pleasant sensation on the skin and excellent performance for various winter activities. Comfortable and compressible, it is enriched by a durable design that guarantees complete protection in any external condition.
This hiking pant ensures maximum versatility and complete protection on the coldest days. The fabric is slightly brushed inside for greater comfort, while at the same time ensuring durability and resistance. Low-profile elasticated belt, large pockets and articulated knees for maximum freedom of movement.
Three sections poles in AluTech 7075 that ensures lightness and strength, suitable for the average expert hiker. The new closing system facilitates a comfortable and fast adjustment of the closed pole measuring only 66cm for a weight of 496gr.
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PUEZ ORVAL 2
MTN TRAINER 22WS
Windproof and water repellent pants that offer effective protection in the mountains. They are made of Durastretch, a light and abrasion resistant material with DWR treatment finishes. The ergonomic waist, the gusset to the crotch and the pre-shaped knees guarantee freedom of movement.
Designed specifically for female ergonomics, this 22L hiking and via ferrata backpack features a Dry Back - Contact Flow Fit back for a cooler and drier back and a TCS - Twin Compression System that reduces unused volume by stabilizing the load.
This jacket guarantees a high level of protection thanks to the three-layer Powertex Extreme outer fabric and welded seams with water-repellent DWR treatment. Waterproof and breathable, the construction with bellows also allows to extend the arms completely without raising the lower edge of the jacket.
4-season backpack with extendable 32+5 structure that makes it versatile depending on your needs. It features ski belts, ice axes, rope, shovel and probe and a removable waist belt, the mesh fabric with shaped padding is breathable and ergonomic while the back helps to distribute the load optimally.
Perfect for winter in the mountains, this 3-layer fabric shell is light and durable. The zippered side pockets with double slider and the mesh lining allow good internal ventilation. Waterproof, windproof and breathable.
Glasses with a classic look but with a new design on the surface and a flatter front 4 base facefront. They feature non-slip Megol nose pads and ChromaPop lenses to optimize all the details. Available in numerous colors.
HIKING SELECTION BY GIULIA BOCCOLA
C A N A D A G O O S E PARK A SANDFORD
Last Call SPORT & STYLE
In the past, for more than a century, the OGR-Officine Grandi Riparazioni in Turin have represented excellence in the field of locomotive maintenance. Following the closure, which took place in the early 1990s, the abandonment and degradation lead to the prediction of its demolition, then averted. Today the OGRs, finely restored, are a meeting place for Turin's young people, where they can eat, have some cocktails, enjoy concerts and important exhibitions.
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( L E F T ) CA N A DA G O O S E GIACCA CON ELEMENTO HYBBRIDGE CW BLACK LABEL ( R I G H T ) W O O L R I C H TETON ANORAK
FJ Ä L L R ÄV E N GREENL AND WINTER PARK A
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SPORT & STYLE SELECTION BY DENIS PICCOLO
1.CANADA GOOSE JACKET WITH HYBBRIDGE CW BLACK LABEL
Tri-Durance waterproof fabric. The mid-thigh length offers more protection from atmospheric elements, while the dynamic mesh panels on the back and under the arms give softness and elasticity exactly where you need it. → canadagoose.com
2 . M A M M U T D E LTA X THE IN ANORAK
Developed directly on the body and sewn according to the natural movements of the person; the single piece of fabric with Mammut Georganic 3D technology allows maximum freedom of movement. The jacket is equipped with NFC chip, which assures access to the Mammut Connect app. → mammut.com
3. 3.CANADA GOOSE PARK A SANDFORD
A clean look that does not sacrifice functionality. The double fleecelined pockets keep your hands warm. When temperatures rise, the rear air intakes and the bidirectional hinge allow to increase ventilation and range of motion. → canadagoose.com
SPORT & STYLE SELECTION BY DENIS PICCOLO
4 .WO O L R I C H TETON ANORAK
Made in water-repellent City Fabric and Teton Canvas, relaxed fit, flapcovered zip fastening with buttons, ribbed inner cuffs, badge logo on the arm and flag label at the side. 80/20 feather padding. Outdoor and urban inspirations meet here. → www.woolrich.eu
5 . FJÄ L L R ÄV E N GREENLAND WINTER PARK A
Inspired by the Classic Greenland Jacket developed around 1970, made of breathable eco-friendly hd material, with a waterproof recycled polyester outer fabric. Slightly longer fit for forest walks and city life. → www.fjallraven.eu
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MILANTI SPORT SALEWA OUTLET ENNA SALEWA OUTLET PALMANOVA PEAK LAND ALAGNA OUTDOOR BORDINO FRANCO MOUNTAIN HOME SPORTLER ALBIGNASEGO ARCO SPORT SPORTRAGE C.ELLE SPORT SPORT HUB ALMENNO ALPSTATION ANDALO FOTO SPORT BANAL ALPSTATION AOSTA MEINARDI SPORT SALEWA AOSTA EVIVA SPORT LARINO ALBINO ALPSTATION ARCO CLIMBING VILLAGE FERRINO STORE ARCO LA SPORTIVA ARCO MABB.90 TRENTO RED POINT 1 RED POINT 2 ROCK & ICE ARCO SALEWA ARCO SALEWA ARCO GOBBI SPORT MABB.90 ARCO VERTICAL SPORT THE NORTH FACE ARESE ALPSTATION AREZZO VIAGGIANDO MASTER SPORT PESAVENTO MOUNTAIN STORE SPORTLAND ASOLA RRTREK GRAN SASSO MATIS SPORT ALPSTATION LAVAREDO DEGNI SPORT BSHOP AVIGLIANA TREKKING SPORT SALEWA OUTLET MANTOVA AFFARI & SPORT BALLABIO TONINO SPORT CARAVELLA SCOUT LA SORGENTE MAROCCO SPORT ALPSTATION BASSANO DF SPORT SPECIALIST MAZZARONA SPORT ROBI SPORT DIEMME SPORT SPORTLAND ANTEGNATE DF SPORT SPECIALIST BEVERA FRANCO SPORT IL GALLO NUOVI ORIZZONTI BOLOGNA PATAGONIA BOLOGNA THE NORTH FACE BOLOGNA VILLA 1928 CMP BOLZANO MONTURA BOLZANO MOUNTAINSPIRIT SALEWA WORLD BOLZANO SPORTLER BOLZANO THE NORTH FACE BOLZANO CAVALLO CENTRO SPORT MASSI SPORT GULLIVER BORGO TEMPO LIBERO CRAZY STORE BORMIO MOUNTAIN & RUNNING PATAGONIA BORMIO BLOCCO MENTALE CISALFA SPORT BRESCIA GIALDINI ROMEO SPORT SPORTLAND BRESCIA SPORTLER BRESSANONE BERTHOD SPORT ALPSTATION BRUNICO SPORT MODE SCHOENHUBER SPORTLER BRUNICO THOMASER THOMASER TRAIL MARKET SALEWA OUTLET BUSSOLENGO STILE ALPINO SPORTLER CALALZO VERTICAL OUTLET NENCINI SPORT SPORT TUBRIS AMPLATZ SPORT SPORT AMPLATZ RADAELLI SPORT NUOVI ORIZZONTI CARPI THE NORTH FACE CARUGATE UNDER ARMOUR CAROSELLO CAMPO BASE BERGAMO MANCINI SPORTLAND GOFFREDO ALPSTATION BISMANTOVA CRAZY STORE CASTIONE OLGA SPORT LA SPORTIVA STORE CAVALESE MAXI SPORT CERNUSCO PASSSPORT CESIOMAGGIORE DELFINO SPORT MARISPORT X-TREME SPORTLAND CHIARI L'ARTE DI SALIRE IN ALTO ASPORT’S MOUNTAIN CHIES MAIUK SPORT SALEWA SONDRIO CPR FREE SPORT SCARPE & SPORT MOLINARI SPORT ALPSTATION CLES SALEWA CLES SPORT EVOLUTION MONTURA COGNE CASEROTTI SPORT BETTINESCHI SPORT SPORT PESCOSTA SPORT POSCH PRANTNER MAURIZIO SPORT ASPORT’S CORDENONS VISONÀ SPORT SPORTMARKET THE NORTH FACE CORTINA SALEWA CORTINA LA COOPERATIVA DI CORTINA MOROTTO SPORTS EQUIPMENT QUOTA 1224 PATAGONIA CORTINA ROCK & ICE CORTINA SPORT ALFREDO 4810 SPORT ARDI SPORT LES PYRAMIDES PATAGONIA COURMAYEUR THE NORTH FACE ALPSTATION CUNEO OUTDOOR SALEWA CUNEO THE NORTH FACE CUNEO
ABETONE AGIRA AIELLO DEL FRIULI ALA DI STURA ALAGNA VALSESIA ALBA ALBA ALBIGNASEGO ALESSANDRIA ALESSANDRIA ALLEGHE ALMENNO SAN SALVATORE ANDALO ANDALO AOSTA AOSTA AOSTA APPIANO SULLA STRADA DEL VINO APRICA ARCO ARCO ARCO ARCO ARCO ARCO ARCO ARCO ARCO ARCO ARCO ARCO ARCO ARESE AREZZO AREZZO ASCOLI PICENO ASIAGO ASOLA ASSERGI ATINA AURONZO DI CADORE AVEZZANO AVIGLIANA AVIGLIANA BAGNOLO SAN VITO BALLABIO BALME BARI BARZIO BARZIO BASSANO DEL GRAPPA BELLINZAGO LOMBARDO BELLUNO BELLUNO BERGAMO BERGAMO BEVERA DI SIRTORI BIELLA BOLOGNA BOLOGNA BOLOGNA BOLOGNA BOLOGNA BOLZANO BOLZANO BOLZANO BOLZANO BOLZANO BOLZANO BORGO SAN DALMAZZO BORGO SAN DALMAZZO BORGO SAN LORENZO BORGOSESIA BORMIO BORMIO BORMIO BRESCIA BRESCIA BRESCIA BRESCIA BRESCIA BRESSANONE BREUIL CERVINIA BRUNICO BRUNICO BRUNICO BRUNICO BRUNICO BUSANO BUSSOLENGO CAGLIARI CALALZO CALAVINO CALENZANO CAMPO TURES CANAZEI CANAZEI CANZO CARPI CARUGATE CARUGATE CARVICO CASTEL DI SANGRO CASTEL GOFFREDO CASTELNOVO NE’ MONTI CASTIONE ANDEVENNO CATANIA CAVALESE CERNUSCO LOMBARDONE CESIOMAGGIORE CETO CHAMPOLUC CHAMPOLUC CHIARI CHIAVARI CHIES D'ALPAGO CHIESA VALMALENCO CHIURO CISANO SUL NEVA CITTA' DI CASTELLO CIVEZZANO CLES CLES CLUSONE COGNE COGOLO COLERE COLFOSCO COLFOSCO IN BADIA COLLALBO CONDINO CORDENONS CORNEDO CORNUDA CORTINA CORTINA CORTINA D'AMPEZZO CORTINA D'AMPEZZO CORTINA D'AMPEZZO CORTINA D’AMPEZZO CORTINA D’AMPEZZO CORVARA COURMAYEUR COURMAYEUR COURMAYEUR COURMAYEUR COURMAYEUR CUNEO CUNEO CUNEO CUNEO
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VIALE CALZATURE FALETTI MOUNTAIN STORE DF SPORT SPECIALIST OUTSIDER KRALER SPORT SALEWA DOBBIACO ALPSTATION BRIANZA MOSONI SPORT POSSA SPORT SPORT EXTREME ERCOLE OUTDOOR & TREKKING OUTDOOR AND TREKKING ACTIVITY PEOPLE HOLIDAY SPORT SPIT SPORT OUTDOOR TRAILMARKET.COM LINEA VERTICALE PENNENTE OUTDOOR ALPMANIA CRAZY STORE FINALE LA SPORTIVA FINALE LIGURE MONTURA FINALBORGO OUTPOST MONTAINEERING RIDE & RUN CRAZY STORE ROCKSTORE SALEWA FINALE LIGURE CLIMB PESCI CAMPING STORE SPORT CLUB THE NORTH FACE FIRENZE OBIETTIVO MONTAGNA BALANTE SPORT CAPO NORD GIMELLI 3.30 RUNNING STORE SPORTIFICATION BIG WALL BM SPORT BONI SPORT BONI SPORT BONI SPORT CENTRO CANOA HOBBY SPORT SALEWA GENOVA REPETTO SPORT MONTAGNARD SPORT SONEGO RUNNING LIFE SPORTWAY GRAVELLONA 099 OUTDOOR SPORTLAND GUSSAGO GRAZIA SPORT ISEO ALPSTATION ISERA ALTA QUOTA ISERNIA 38° PARALLELO BSHOP IVREA PAGLIUGHI SPORT MOUNTAINWORLD SALEWA AQUILA SPORT 203 SPORT TONY IMPULS SPORT AFFARI & SPORT LECCO SPORT HUB LECCO BOTTERO SKI DF SPORT SPECIALIST MAXI SPORT LISSONE CENTRO HOBBY SPORT CRAZY STORE LIVIGNO I’M SPORT MOUNTAIN PLANET PUNTO SPORT SILENE SPORT SPORT EXTREME THE NORTH FACE LIVIGNO SALEWA OUTLET MILANO SPORTLAND LONATO SALEWA LONGARONE IL CAMPIONE LUCCA VIVISPORT OLIMPIONICO SPORT MUD AND SNOW CINQUE TERRE TREKKING PEIRANO SPORT JANE SPORT MOUNTAIN STORE THE REVIVE CLUB HUTTER SPORT SPORTLER ALPIN MERANO SPORTLER MERANO MAXI SPORT MERATE ESSETRE SPORT NARDELLI SPORT ALPSTATION MILANO CANADA GOOSE MILANO CARTON DF SPORT SPECIALIST KIM FORNITURE SCOUT LA MONTAGNA SPORT PATAGONIA MILANO RUNAWAY SALEWA MILANO THE NORTH FACE MILANO UNDER ARMOUR MILANO UNDER ARMOUR MILANO VERDE PISELLO VIBRAM MILANO NUOVI ORIZZONTI MODENA THE NORTH FACE MODENA LIVIO SPORT SPORTMAN SPORTLAND MONIGA PATAGONIA MONTEBELLUNA SALEWA MONTEBELLUNA VIBRAM MONTEBELLUNA PURE NATURE CRAZY STORE MORBEGNO PATAGONIA MORBEGNO SPORT HUB MORI MICARELLI STORE ARBITER UNTERHOLZNER GRANDE GRIMPE PERICO SPORT SPORTLAND TORINO ETNA WALL SERVOLARE 17 RUNWAY SPORT SPORT LAURIN DF SPORT SPECIALIST DF SPORT SPECIALIST ORIO SALEWA ORIO CENTER THE NORTH FACE ORIO UNDER ARMOUR ORIO MAMMUT ORTISEI SPORT GARDENA SPORT SCHMALZ SPORTLAND ORZINUOVI FREE TIME STORE SPORTLAND OSPITALETTO LA COCCINELLA ACTIVE CREMA SPORT SALEWA PADOVA SPORTLAND PALAZZOLO PIRCHER GUNTHER ALPSTATION PARMA FREE SPORT SEVEN SUMMITS FERRARI SPORT SPORTWAY NOVARA UKU PACHA MONDO VERTICALE SPAZIOUTDOOR ALTA QUOTA PESCARA KING LINE
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RRTREK PESCASSEROLI DF SPORT SPECIALIST PIACENZA L'ALTROSPORT OUTLANDERS SPORT IN MONTAGNA VERTICAL SPORT PIANETA SPORT ASPORTSTATION STIMM ZAMBERLAN ARIAPERTA M.C.RUNNING ONBOARD EUROSPORT SPORT HUB PINZOLO SPORTLAND PISOGNE SELMI VALLEE SPORT AMORINI OUTDOOR KAPPAEMME SPORT SPORTLER PORDENONE TOFFOLI SPORT MIVAL SPORT LA SPORTIVA POZZA DI FASSA BLOSSOM SKI IL CAMPIONE PRATO SURF SHOP SALEWA PREDAZZO OVERLANDER OUTDOOR RAVENNA REGGIO GAS GINETTO SPORT MONTAGNA DIMENSIONE THE NORTH FACE RIMINI PERTINGER SPORT NATURA ALTA QUOTA ROMA BOTTIGLIERIA CAMPO BASE ROMA CLIMBER STORE GEOSTA LBM SPORT MONTURA ROMA MOUNTAIN AFFAIR ROMA MOUNTAIN AFFAIR ROMA ONERACE PATAGONIA ROMA RRTREK ROMA THE NORTH FACE THE NORTH FACE ROMA THE NORTH FACE ROMA OMNIA SPORT SPORTLAND RONCADELLE SHERPA ATLANTE MONTELLO CABAS SPORT MAKALU' SPORT MONTURA ROVERETO SPORTLIFEE MACIACONI ALPSTATION AOSTA PAPIN SPORT SPORT HOLZER LAGAZOI SPORT SPORT HUB CHIAVENNA DF SPORT SPECIALIST SPORTLAND SAN LEONARDO SPORTLER SAN MARTINO SAN MARTINO SPORT SLALOM CLASSIC SLALOM DONNA SLALOM SPORT PARETI WEGER UNICO SPORT ALPSTATION BRESCIA NEW VIAGGIANDO GIUGLAR ALPSTATION SARZANA 3.30 RUNNING STORE BESSON SPORT MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCE ALPSTATION SCHIO MAX SPORT VALLI SPORT PIANETA CICLO BRUNO SPORT ACTIV SPORT CABOT COVE OUTDOOR CAFÈ SALEWA OUTLET SERRAVALLE KINIGER SPORTMODE MAXI SPORT SESTO S.G. XL MOUNTAIN IL MARATONETA SPORT RONDIRO PASSSPORT SIGNORESSA SPORTLER SILEA ALTERNATIVA SPORT ALPIN SPORTS K&K SPORTS ROCK & ICE SOLDA SALEWA OUTLET VERONA CENTRO SPORT FIORELLI SPORT SONDRIO SPORTLAND SONICO CAMPO BASE SPILAMBERTO BERGER SCHUKE SPORTLAND STEZZANO SPORTLAND SUZZARA ALPSTATION TARVISIO SPORTLER TAVAGNACCO ZANI SPORT PIÙ SPORT IOCORRO! VERTIGINI SPORT SPORT VENTURA SU E GIU' SPORT CRAZY STORE TIRANO TECNICAL SKI ALPSTATION TORINO BSHOP RAVINA BSHOP TORINO CUORE DA SPORTIVO FERRINO STORE TORINO FRESH STORE GRASSI SPORT TORINO JOLLY SPORT JOLLY SPORT MONTURA TORINO PASSION SPORT RONCO ALPINISMO SALEWA TORINO THE NORTH FACE TORINO WILLY SPORT GULLIVER TORRE PELLICE SPORTLER VICENZA LA SPORTIVA TRENTO MONTURA TRENTO ROCK & ICE TRENTO SHERPA3 PATAGONIA SPORTLER ALPIN TRENTO SPORTLER TRENTO TECNOSCI VERTICAL SPORT TRENTO LE BLOC SHOP ALPSTATION TRIESTE AVVENTURA DUE SPORTLER TRIESTE FIASCARIS SPORT CENTER SPORT CORONES SPORT MODE MARIA FIORELLI SPORT VALMASINO SALEWA OUTLET VALMONTONE BASE CAMP VERNAZZA SPORT CAMPO BASE VERONA
PESCASSEROLI PIACENZA PIACENZA PIACENZA PIANCOGNO PIETRAMURATA PIETRASANTA PIEVE D’ALPAGO PIEVE DI SOLIGO PIEVE DI TORREBELVICINO PINEROLO PINEROLO PINEROLO PINZOLO PINZOLO PISOGNE PISTOIA PONT SAINT MARTIN PONTE FELCINO PONTE SELVA DI PARRE PORDENONE PORDENONE POVE DEL GRAPPA POZZA DI FASSA PRATA CAMPORTACCIO PRATO PRATO NEVOSO PREDAZZO RAVENNA RAVENNA REGGIO EMILIA REGGIO EMILIA RIETI RIMINI RIO DI PUSTERIA ROCCA DI MEZZO ROMA ROMA ROMA ROMA ROMA ROMA ROMA ROMA ROMA ROMA ROMA ROMA ROMA ROMA ROMA ROMAGNANO SESIA RONCADELLE RONCO BRIANTINO RORETO DI CHERASCO ROVERETO ROVERETO ROVERETO RUFFRE' - MENDOLA S. CRISTINA SAINT CHRISTOPHE SAN CANDIDO SAN CANDIDO SAN CASSIANO SAN CASSIANO SAN GIULIANO MILANESE SAN LEONARDO IN PASSIRIA SAN MARTINO BUON ALBERGO SAN MARTINO DI CASTROZZA SAN MARTINO DI CASTROZZA SAN MARTINO DI CASTROZZA SAN MARTINO DI CASTROZZA SAN PANCRAZIO SAN PAOLO SAN VENDEMIANO SAN ZENO NAVIGLIO SANSEPOLCRO SANT'AMBROGIO SARZANA SASSUOLO SAUZE D’OULX SAVIGNANO SUL RUBICONE SCHIO SCHIO SCHIO SCOPPITO SELVA GARDENA SELVA VAL GARDENA SENIGALLIA SERAVALLE SCRIVIA SESTO SESTO SAN GIOVANNI SETTIMO VITTONE SIENA SIENA SIGNORESSA SILEA SISTIANA SIUSI SIUSI SOLDA SONA SONDRIO SONDRIO SONICO SPILAMBERTO ST. NIKOLAUS ULTEN STEZZANO SUZZARA TARVISIO TAVAGNACCO TEMU TERAMO TERNI TERNI TESERO TEZZE SUL BRENTA TIRANO TOLMEZZO TORINO TORINO TORINO TORINO TORINO TORINO TORINO TORINO TORINO TORINO TORINO TORINO TORINO TORINO TORINO TORRE PELLICE TORRI DI QUARTESOLO TRENTO TRENTO TRENTO TRENTO TRENTO TRENTO TRENTO TRENTO TREVISO TRIESTE TRIESTE TRIESTE UDINE VAL DI VIZZE 19 VALDAORA VALLES VALMASINO VALMONTONE VALSESIA VERNAZZA VERONA
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VERONA VERONA VIADANA VIAREGGIO VICENZA VIGNOLA VIGNOLA VILLAIR-AMERIQUE VILLANOVA MONDOVI VILLANOVA MONDOVI VILLANUOVA SUL CLISI VILLASANTA VILLATORA DI SAONARA VILLENEUVE VIPITENO ZIANO DI FIEMME ZOLDO ALTO
Germany 483. 484. 485. 486. 487. 488. 489. 490. 491. 492. 493. 494. 495. 496. 497. 498. 499. 500. 501. 502. 503. 504. 505. 506. 507. 508. 509. 510. 511. 512. 513. 514. 515. 516. 517. 518. 519. 520. 521. 522. 523. 524. 525. 526. 527. 528. 529. 530. 531. 532. 533. 534. 535. 536. 537. 538. 539. 540. 541. 542. 543. 544. 545. 546. 547. 548. 549. 550. 551. 552. 553. 554. 555. 556. 557. 558. 559. 560. 561. 562. 563. 564. 565. 566. 567. 568. 569. 570. 571. 572. 573. 574. 575. 576. 577. 578. 579. 580. 581. 582.
MOUNTAIN-SPORTS ROHRMEIER OUTDOOR CONDITION STEIGENBERGER BERGSPORTHÜTTE RIAP SPORT STADT LAND FLUSS BERGSPORT GEISTALLER CAMP 4 GLOBETROTTER BERLIN MONT K PATAGONIA BERLIN THE NORTH FACE BERLIN UNTERWEGS BIELEFELD KRENN MODE UND SPORT GLOBETROTTER BONN UNTERWEGS BONN UNTERWEGS BREMEN UNTERWEGS CELLE DER SKANDINAVIER MAGIC MOUNT ALLES GLOBETROTTER DRESDEN UNTERWEGS DUISBURG GLOBETROTTER DÜSSELDORF SACK & PACK UNTERWEGS ERFURT FREILAUF BERGSPORT MÜHLBAUER UNTERWEGS FLENSBURG GLOBETROTTER FRANKFURT SALEWA STORE FREIBURG SPORT BOHNY SPORT KIEFER DOOROUT.COM NORDWAND SPORTS ALPINSPORT BASIS BERGSPORT WN ALPIN SPORT CONRAD GARMISCH BERGZEIT GLOBETROTTER HAMBURG GLOBETROTTER HAMBURG UNTERWEGS HAMM BSZ BERGSPORTZENTRALE ADVENTURE COMPANY SPORT NENNER BERGZEIT UNTERWEGS HÖXTER SPORT CONRAD IFFELDORF UNTERWEGS JEVER BASISLAGER SPORT HANDELS SCENIC SPORTS BERGSPORT MAXI UNTERWEGS KIEL GLOBETROTTER AUSRÜSTUNG GLOBETROTTER KÖLN SPORT GRUNER ALPINSPORTZENTRALE ALPEN STRAND THE NORTH FACE LEIPZIG UNTERWEGS LEIPZIG BIWAK EISELIN SPORT ALPIN OUTDOOR LADEN ENGELHORN SPORTS OUTDOORTRENDS MAGIC MOUNT GLOBETROTTER MÜNCHEN KELLER SPORTS KELLER SPORTS PATAGONIA MÜNCHEN RUMRICH STONE PROJECTS SCHUSTER SPORTHAUS THE NORTH FACE MUNICH UNTERWEGS MÜNSTER SPORT CONRAD MURNAU SPORTHAUS SCHÖNHERR TRAVEL & TREK BASTIAN SALEWA STORE OBERSTDORF SCHRATT 1803 UNTERWEGS OLDENBURG DER OUTDOORLADEN DENK SPORT CONRAD PENZBERG E-XPLOSION GIPFELSTÜRMER LAUF UND BERG KÖNIG SALEWA STORE REGENSBURG MONTAGNE-SPORT BERGWERKER STUTTGART GLOBETROTTER STUTTGART GLOBETROTTER HARZ SCHNEIDER RAD+SPORT VIKING ADVENTURES BIWAKSCHACHTEL GLOBETROTTER ULM SALEWA OUTLET WERTHEIM UNTERWEGS WESEL SPORT CONRAD WIELENBACH UNTERWEGS WILHELMSHAVEN BASISLAGER WÜRZBURG SALEWA ZWEIBRÜCKEN
ANSBACH ASCHAFFENBURG ASCHAU AUGSBURG BAD REICHENHALL BAD TÖLZ BERCHTESGADEN BERLIN BERLIN BERLIN BERLIN BERLIN BIELEFELD BISCHOFSWIESEN BONN BONN BREMEN CELLE COBURG DORTMUND DRESDEN DUISBURG DÜSSELDORF DÜSSELDORF ERFURT ERLANGEN FELDKIRCHEN WESTERHAM FLENSBURG FRANKFURT AM MAIN FREIBURG FREIBURG FREIBURG FULDA FÜSSEN GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN GMUND-MOOSRAIN HAMBURG HAMBURG HAMM HANNOVER HEILBRONN HINTERTUX HOLZKIRCHEN / GROSSHARTPENNING HÖXTER IFFELDORF JEVER KARLSRUHE KAUFBEUREN KEMPTEN KIEL KÖLN KÖLN KONSTANZ LANDSBERG AM LECH LANDSHUT LEIPZIG LEIPZIG LIMBURG LÖRRACH MAINZ MANNHEIM MARKTOBERDORF MENDEN MÜNCHEN MÜNCHEN MÜNCHEN MÜNCHEN MÜNCHEN MÜNCHEN MUNICH MÜNSTER MURNAU NEUSTIFT NÜRNBERG OBERSTDORF OBERSTDORF OLDENBURG PADERBORN PASSAU PENZBERG PFORZHEIM RAVENSBURG REGENSBURG REGENSBURG ROSENHEIM STUTTGART STUTTGART TORFHAUS (HARZ) TRAUNSTEIN TRIER TÜBINGEN ULM WERTHEIM WESEL WIELENBACH WILHELMSHAVEN WÜRZBURG ZWEIBRÜCKEN
583. 584. 585. 586. 587. 588. 589. 590.
SALEWA STORE SALZBURG SPORTLER ALPIN LOACKER ALPIN LOACKER BERGFUCHS ALPSTATION INNSBRUCK SPORTLER WITTING THE NORTH FACE INNSBRUCK
BERGHEIM SALZBURG BLUDENZ GÖTZIS GÖTZIS GRAZ INNSBRUCK INNSBRUCK INNSBRUCK
591. 592. 593. 594. 595. 596. 597. 598. 599. 600. 601. 602. 603. 604. 605. 606. 607. 608. 609. 610. 611.
PATAGONIA INNSBRUCK ROCKNROLL MOUNTAIN ROCKNROLL MOUNTAIN SPORTLER BERGSPORT ZIMML ALPINAUSSTATTER SALEWA STORE LINZ SALEWA STORE HÖRHAGER SPORT HILBRAND SALEWA OUTLET PARNDORF SALEWA STORE SAALFELDEN SALEWA STORE SCHLADMING SPORT4YOU PETE SPORT PETE SPORT KAMAX BOOTS BERGWERK SALEWA STORE WIEN STEPPENWOLF HIGH LIFE HANDELS ONSIGHT BERGSPORT
INNSBRUCK KIRCHDORF IN TIROL KIRCHDORF IN TIROL KUFSTEIN LIENZ LIENZ LINZ MAYRHOFEN MITTELBERG PARNDORF SAALFELDEN SCHLADMING SÖLDEN ST. ANTON AM ARLBER ST. ANTON AM ARLBERG ST. ANTON ARLBERG STEYR WIEN WIEN WÖRTHERSEE ZAMS
Switzerland 612. 613. 614. 615. 616. 617. 618. 619. 620. 621. 622. 623. 624. 625. 626. 627. 628. 629.
TRANSA BASEL TRANSA BERN BÄCHLI BERGSPORT STILE ALPINO LUGANO PLANET ENDURANCE TRANSA LUCERNE DF SPORT SPECIALIST LUGANO SALEWA STORE PONTRESINA STILE ALPINO SAMEDAN BOOSPORT TRANSA ST. GALLEN MONTAIN-AIR BAYARD SPORT SALEWA STORE ZERMATT THE NORTH FACE ZERMATT THE NORTH FACE ZURICH TRANSA ZURICH BÄCHLI BERGSPORT
BASEL BERN BERN-BREITENRAIN CANOBBIO ECUBLENS LUCERNE LUGANO PONTRESINA SAMEDAN SIERRE ST. GALLEN VERBIER ZERMATT ZERMATT ZERMATT ZURICH ZURICH ZURICH-OERLIKON
France 630. 631. 632. 633. 634. 635. 636. 637. 638. 639. 640. 641. 642. 643. 644. 645. 646. 647. 648. 649. 650. 651. 652. 653. 654. 655. 656. 657. 658. 659. 660. 661. 662. 663. 664. 665. 666. 667. 668. 669. 670. 671. 672. 673. 674. 675. 676. 677. 678. 679. 680. 681.
AU VIEUX CAMPEUR CYRIL'S SPORT SNOWLEADER ANNECY PICTURE THE NORTH FACE ANNECY CHULLANKA ANTIBES PEYTAVIN SPORT SPORTS AVENTURE AU VIEUX CAMPEUR EKOSPORT PATAGONIA CHAMONIX THE NORTH FACE CHAMONIX SNOWLEADER CHAMONIX ARC’TERYX CHAMONIX SNELL SPORTS COQUOZ SPORTS SNELL SPORT SNOWLEADER D'AVENTURE EN AVENTURE ENDURANCE SHOP EPINAL LE SHOP TWINNER S'CAPE FONTAINEBLEAU APPROACH GAP ALTITUDE SPORT OUTDOOR AU VIEUX CAMPEUR MONTAZ AU VIEUX CAMPEUR LABÈGE ESPACE MONTAGNE SNOWLEADER LYON AU VIEUX CAMPEUR LYON THE NORTH FACE LYON AU VIEUX CAMPEUR MARSEILLE CAP RUNNING CHULLANKA THE NORTH FACE NANTES ALTICOOP AU VIEUX CAMPEUR PARIS THE NORTH FACE PARIS THE NORTH FACE PARIS OPERA THE NORTH FACE PARIS ALPY'RANDO ENDURANCE MONTANIA SPORT TWINNER SAINT GERVAIS ESPACE MONTAGNE AU VIEUX CAMPEUR AU VIEUX CAMPEUR THE NORTH FACE STRASBOURG AU VIEUX CAMPEUR THONON CHULLANKA TOULOUSE TERRE DE MONTAGNE
ALBERTVILLE ALPE-D'HUEZ ANNECY ANNECY ANNECY ANTIBES BAYONNE BORDEAUX CHAMBÉRY CHAMBÉRY CHAMONIX CHAMONIX CHAMONIX MONT BLANC CHAMONIX MONT BLANC CHAMONIX MONT BLANC CHAMONIX MT-BLANC CHAMONIX-MONT-BLANC CHAVANOD CLERMONT FERRAND EPINAL FONT ROMEU FONT ROMEU FONTAINEBLEAU GAP GERARDMER GRENOBLE LA RAVOIR LABÈGE LE GRAND EPAGNY LYON LYON LYON MARSEILLE MARSEILLE MERIGNAC NANTES NICE PARIS PARIS PARIS PARIS PAU RODEZ SAINT ALBAN LEYSSE SAINT GERVAIS SAINT MARTIN D'HERES SALLANCHES STRASBOURG STRASBOURG THONON LES BAINS TOULOUSE VILLE LA GRAND
Spain 682. 683. 684. 685. 686. 687. 688. 689. 690. 691. 692. 693. 694. 695. 696. 697. 698. 699. 700. 701. 702. 703. 704. 705. 706. 707.
TRAILXTREM ALCOBENDAS EL REFUGIO DEPORTES DIAGONAL ALMERIA VILADOMAT ALP SPORTS CAMP BASE INTERPERIE CAMP BASE NUS CUYLÁS BARCELONA EQUIPA'T GROWOLD MONTANYÀ SALEWA STORE BARCELONA SHARMA CLIMBING THE NORTH FACE BARCELONA VÈRTIC BARCELONA BARRABÉS RÍOS RUNNING BERGA SERAC SPORT HAMAIKA MOUNTAIN THE NORTH FACE BILBAO ARMERIA Y AVENTURA DEL SUMMIT MOUNTAIN ESPORTS ROC VERTICAL AL COXINILLO MACHAPUCHARE ARISTARUN
ALCOBENDAS ALICANTE ALMERÍA ANDORRA LA VELLA BARCELONA BARCELONA BARCELONA BARCELONA BARCELONA BARCELONA BARCELONA BARCELONA BARCELONA BARCELONA BARCELONA BENASQUE BERGA BETXÍ BILBAO BILBAO BULLAS BURGOS CANILLO CHULLILA COLLADO VILLALBA CÓRDOBA
708. 709. 710. 711. 712. 713. 714. 715. 716. 717. 718. 719. 720. 721. 722. 723. 724. 725. 726. 727. 728. 729. 730. 731. 732. 733. 734. 735. 736. 737. 738. 739. 740. 741. 742.
GOMA 2 TECNIC ESPORTS ANDORRA TRAMUNTANA ESPORTS ESPORTS NABES DEPORTES SHERPA GRANADA ILLA SPORTS DEPORTES CHARLI JACA BLACKISARD MOUNTAIN K2 PLANET CUYLÁS MADRID DEPORTES KOALA OUTDOOR SIN LÍMITE THE NORTH FACE MADRID DEPORTES LA TRUCHA RÍOS RUNNING MANRESA VÈRTIC SABADELL VÈRTIC MANRESA EVORUNNER FACTOR 2 CARVING ESPORTS CAMP BASE C17 LA SPORTIVA RODELLAR CAMP BASE SANT CUGAT AGOSTI XTREME SPORT PEREGRINOTECA.COM DEPORTEMANIA TANGOSENLAROCA.COM DEPORTES AITANA L’AVENTURA THE NORTH FACE VALENCIA DEPORTES ALVARADO TERRA DEPORTE AVENTURA SALEWA OUTLET VILADECANS CAMP BASE VITORIA DEPORTES GAIKAR KIROLAK
CORNUDELLA DE MONTSANT ENCAMP GANDIA GIRANA GRANADA GRANOLLERS JACA LA BISBAL D'EMPORDÀ LEÓN MADRID MADRID MADRID MADRID MÁLAGA MANRESA MANRESA MANRESA MORALZARZAL MURCIA ORDINO PARETS DEL VALLÈ RODELLAR SANT CUGAT DEL VALLÈS SANTANDER SARRIA SEVILLA UTIEL VALENCIA VALENCIA VALENCIA VALÈNCIA VIGO VILADECANS VITORIA-GASTEIZ VITORIA-GASTEIZ
743. 744. 745. 746. 747. 748. 749. 750. 751. 752. 753. 754. 755. 756. 757. 758. 759. 760. 761. 762. 763. 764. 765. 766. 767. 768. 769. 770. 771. 772. 773. 774. 775. 776. 777. 778. 779. 780.
BEVER ALMERE BEVER AMERSFOORT BEHIND THE PINES BEVER AMSTERDAM BEVER AMSTERDAM CARL DENIG KATHMANDU AMSTERDAM MONK AMSTERDAM THE NORTH FACE BEVER APELDOORN BEVER ARNHEM BEVER ASSEN BEVER BREDA BEVER DEN HAAG BEVER DEN HAAG HUNA OUTDOOR SHOP BEVER DEVENTER BEVER DOETINCHEM BEVER EINDHOVEN MONK EINDHOVEN BEVER ENSCHEDE RENÉ VOS OUTDOOR BEVER GRONINGEN SOELLAART BEVER HENGELO BEVER HILVERSUM BEVER HOUTEN BEVER NIJMEGEN KATHMANDU NIJMEGEN OUTDOOR & TRAVEL BEVER ROTTERDAM BEVER S-HERTOGENBOSCH BEVER STEENWIJK BEVER TILBURG BEVER UTRECHT KATHMANDU UTRECHT THE NORTH FACE UTRECHT ZWERFKEI OUTDOOR
ALMERE AMERSFOORT AMSTERDAM AMSTERDAM AMSTERDAM AMSTERDAM AMSTERDAM AMSTERDAM AMSTERDAM APELDOORN ARNHEM ASSEN BREDA DEN HAAG DEN HAAG DEN HAAG DEVENTER DOETINCHEM EINDHOVEN EINDHOVEN ENSCHEDE GORSSEL GRONINGEN HAARLEM HENGELO HILVERSUM HOUTEN NIJMEGEN NIJMEGEN ROOSENDAAL ROTTERDAM S-HERTOGENBOSCH STEENWIJK TILBURG UTRECHT UTRECHT UTRECHT WOERDEN
England 781. 782. 783. 784. 785. 786. 787. 788. 789. 790. 791. 792. 793. 794. 795. 796. 797. 798. 799. 800. 801. 802. 803. 804. 805. 806. 807. 808. 809. 810. 811. 812. 813.
SNOW+ROCK BIRMINGHAM SNOW+ROCK BRIGHTON THE NORTH FACE BRISTOL SNOW+ROCK CHERTSEY SNOW+ROCK DARTFORD SNOW+ROCK DIDSBURY SNOW+ROCK WIRRAL THE NORTH FACE EDINBURGH SNOW+ROCK EXETER SNOW+ROCK BRISTOL SNOW+ROCK GATESHEAD THE NORTH FACE GLASGOW THE NORTH FACE GUILDFORD SNOW+ROCK HEMEL SNOW+ROCK KENSINGTON NEEDLE SPORTS SNOW+ROCK LONDON SNOW+ROCK LEEDS THE NORTH FACE COVENT THE NORTH FACE LONDON COTSWOLD OUTDOOR ELLIS BRIGHAM MOUNTAIN COTSWOLD OUTDOOR SNOW+ROCK LONDON SNOW+ROCK LONDON SNOW+ROCK LONDON THE NORTH FACE VICTORIA SNOW+ROCK LONDON SNOW+ROCK MANCHESTER PATAGONIA MANCHESTER SNOW+ROCK PORT SOLENT SNOW+ROCK ROMFORD THE NORTH FACE
BIRMINGHAM BRIGHTON BRISTOL CHERTSEY DARTFORD DIDSBURY EASTHAM EDINBURGH EXETER FILTON GATESHEAD GLASGOW GUILDFORD HEMEL KENSINGTON KESWICK KNIGHTSBRIDGE LEEDS LONDON LONDON LONDON LONDON LONDON LONDON LONDON LONDON LONDON LONDON MANCHESTER MANCHESTER PORTSMOUTH ROMFORD SHEFFIELD
Belgium 814. 815.
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