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Alpinismo

DiscoveryAlps alpinismo, una sezione del portale delle Alpi in cui reperire notizie dalle spedizioni da tutto il mondo; novità, tecnica. Inoltre conosciamo insieme i premi dell’alpinismo, gli alpinisti italiani, i personaggi e le curiosità del mondo verticale.


La nuova impresa di Manoni, Bertoglio, Rossi

La nuova impresa di Manoni, Bertoglio, Rossi

Alpinismo e solidarietà. La scalata di una difficile montagna sulle Ande per aiutare le popolazioni andine. Fabrizio Manoni, guida alpina di Ornavasso e alpinista di alto livello, è partito venerdì 30 maggio per scalare il Chacraraju Est, una montagna di 6001 m nella Cordillera Blanca in Perù

Renewable energy in mountain houses

Renewable energy in mountain houses

Technological evolution, lower costs, and, sometimes, public assistance to reduce investment expenses are combining to make the use of renewable energy sources in the mountains an increasingly attractive proposition

A fort-hotel for Tenda?

A fort-hotel for Tenda?

From the fort protecting the harbour of Vado, a few kilometres from Savona, to the entrenched camp of Colle di Tenda, all along the Ligurian Alps there are still clear signs of the defensive system devised between 1862 and 1871 by the “Permanent Committee for the defence of the State” of the fledgling Kingdom of Italy

The heights of Val Masino welcome the disabled

The heights of Val Masino welcome the disabled

A high-altitude trail for disabled mountain-lovers in the European Year of Disabled People has been planned by the mountain community of Morbegno. The first initiative of its kind in the province of Sondrio

Renewable energy in mountain houses

Energie rinnovabili nella case in montagna

L’evoluzione delle tecnologie, il contenimento dei costi e, in qualche caso, l’intervento pubblico nella riduzione delle spese di investimento, sta rendendo sempre più conveniente l’uso delle energie rinnovabili in montagna

24 May, European Day of Parks

24 May, European Day of Parks

May 24 is European Day of Natural Parks, and a full programme of events is being offered by the Adamello-Brenta Park in western Trentino, the Paneveggio-Pale di San Martino Park in eastern Trentino, and the Trentino part of the Stelvio National Park

Messner: il re della sabbia

Messner: il re della sabbia

Il re degli ottomila, primo alpinista al mondo ad aver scalato tutte le cime dell’Himalaya, oltre ai prestigiosi ottomila, ha di recente confessato di avere ancora un desiderio: vuole attraversare un grande deserto. La notizia arriva da una rivista tedesca cui Reinhold Messner ha di recente rilasciato un’intervista

“Mountains of Peace – Mountains of War”

“Mountains of Peace – Mountains of War”

A new well for Afghanistan from Switzerland. Thanks to a contribution from the ORS Service AG company of Zurich to “Mountains of Peace – Mountains of War”, the scheme run by DiscoveryAlps in association with Omid, a total of ten wells have now been funded



The Sentiero 4 Luglio Sky Marathon goes world-class

The Sentiero 4 Luglio Sky Marathon goes world-class

Còrteno Golgi – A fine book of history and photographs entitled “Sentiero 4 Luglio, quando l’amore si fa corsa” has been produced by the organisers of the Sky Marathon, as a way of commemorating the famous high altitude race which takes place annually in the mountains of Val Camonica

Everest without hands

Everest without hands

Ungdi Tshering Sherpa might be about to write his name in letters of fire in the book of climbing history, if he becomes the third disabled climber to reach the summit of Everest. Tshering lost both his hands in an accident some years ago

Alpe Devero, the high valley for all seasons

Alpe Devero, the high valley for all seasons

Imagine a high, wide valley, the altar of an open-air temple surrounded by mountains like the tiers of an amphitheatre, an Alpine setting with lots of snow in winter, flowers and emerald pastures in summer, and not the faintest sign of a car. If you can’t get there with your imagination, it’s only a short trip from Domodossola, not far beyond Crodo, famed for its good mineral water and the “Crodino” aperitif

Everest without hands

Le mani di Tshering al cielo

Potrebbe imprimere a fuoco nel libro della storia dell’alpinismo il proprio nome: se tutto andrà bene Ungdi Tshering Sherpa sarà il terzo alpinista disabile ad esser giunto sul tetto del mondo. Tshering Sherpa sta infatti per affrontare una memorabile impresa… perse qualche anno fa entrambe le mani in un incidente, tenterà ora la scalata dell’Everest

51st Trento Film Festival in Everest’s anniversary year

51st Trento Film Festival in Everest’s anniversary year

Mount Everest will be the main theme of this year’s “City of Trento” Mountain Film Festival. On 29 May 1953 New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay stepped on to the earth’s highest point, the 8848 m summit of Mount Everest on the border between Nepal and China. Fifty years after that historic ascent, the Trento Film Festival (27 April – 4 May) is organising a series of special events under the slogan “Everest: uno, nessuno, centomila” – Everest: one, none, a hundred thousand

Ossola Valley: yes to the ecomuseum, no to the dump

Ossola Valley: yes to the ecomuseum, no to the dump

The Alpini Association of Ornavasso has launched the idea of starting an ecomuseum in the lower Ossola Valley, just when plans are being drawn up for a rubbish dump on the Celtic necropolises and close to the Cadorna Line.

“Five years ago, in the packed hall of the cinema-theatre of Ornavasso, the local group of Alpini (ex-members of Italian Alpine Corps- ed.) outlined to an attentive audience of citizens and politicians of all levels a project for an ecomuseum in the Lower Ossola. The idea met with a great deal of interest, but nothing concrete came of it. Evidently the time was not yet right

The ancient Cheese Fair returns to Trento

The ancient Cheese Fair returns to Trento

The first Sunday in Lent, in the Roman Catholic tradition, marks the start of a period of abstinence from eating meat, which the Church obliges the faithful to observe until Easter Day. In past centuries, the people of the mountains replaced the meat in their diet with cheese from the mountain pastures, which they bought and sold at the main market in Trento

Video Archive of Mountain Crafts

Video Archive of Mountain Crafts

The provinces of Turin and Trento, together with the Arealpina association, have launched the first Video Archive of Mountain Crafts, “VAMM” in its Italian acronym. The aims of the archive are to collect, file and disseminate videotaped material – already existing or recorded specially – documenting the range of crafts and trades in mountain regions

The wolf returns to the Ossola

The wolf returns to the Ossola

It’s true: a wolf has returned to the mountains of the Ossola valley. Says the press release issued a few days ago by the Veglia-Devero Natural Park authorities, “Genetic analyses carried out on two samples of excrement found in recent weeks in the course of monitoring by staff of the Veglia-Devero Park and the Police of the VCO Province have confirmed the presence of a wolf on provincial territory. Both samples, which were analysed by the National Wild Animal Institute in Bologna, are from the same animal, a female.”