Elio Orlandi at the inauguration of the Alpstation Schio bookstore

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New cultural space with Alberto Peruffo

December 13 sees the opening of the new bookstore area, with a presentation of the mountaineering autobiography of the Montura endorser, entitled, “Il richiamo del sogno – La montagna in punta di piedi” (The call of the dream – the mountain on tiptoes).

A new chapter for Alpstation Schio. Indeed a whole series of new chapters, as the store inaugurates a new section dedicated to books. Of the kind you and we like, devoted to the issues, places, stories and authors who have something important, something meaningful, to tell us. Those who are alive, ready to face challenges, make discoveries. Mountains and adventure, and more, all there on the shelves.

For the inauguration, on Friday 13 December at 6.30 p.m., the new book space will be welcoming one of these people: Elio Orlandi, who will be presenting his book “Il richiamo del sogno – La montagna in punta di piedi”, in a conversation with Alberto Peruffo, who will be taking care of this new project, bringing to life a “miniature” version of the bookstore he has run for many years in town.

In his autobiography, the Montura mountaineer, writer and endorser – world-famous for his climbs in Patagonia – tackles one of the universal themes of mountain climbing: the approach to the mountain, which in his experience should always be tackled with humility and with respect, on tiptoes. Even when it shows its most cruel, fearsome face, such as in 2010, when Orlandi’s friend and companion Elio Giacomelli was swept away and killed by an avalanche on Cerro Torre. Anyone who approaches rock faces and peaks without this particular caution runs the risk of “consuming their passion and losing respect for the value of other people’s actions”.

The Alpstation Schio bookstore area will have the same opening hours as the host store. www.alpstation.it