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How to start the year off right... with Montura films!
How to start the year off right... with Montura films!

On Montura's YouTube channel, three films supported and/or co-produced by the creative lab Montura Editing are available for free viewing, after having been presented in all the major mountain film festivals during 2022.

Montura Editing has co-produced and supported in various capacities several films, documentaries, series and TV programmes - altogether almost a hundred titles in 20 years - supporting young and promising film directors, some of whom have received international awards.

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WATCH NOW THE WEB-SERIES 'KEEP IT BURNING' WITH EDU MARÍN
WATCH NOW THE WEB-SERIES 'KEEP IT BURNING' WITH EDU MARÍN

The repetition of the 'Eternal Flame' route on the Trango Nameless Tower by the Spanish climber Edu Marín, the second in just over 30 years, represents a watershed in the mountaineering world for big wall climbing, but also a great achievement for the athlete himself, who had already set his sights on this iconic route back in 2021, without reaching the summit for two pitches. Climbing routes that are over 500 m long and with difficulty levels that go beyond 8c is already difficult in itself, if it is then done from dizzying heights, such as 4,000 or 5,000 m, the difficulty increases drammatically. In the web-series "Keep It Burning", Edu tells us about his expectations and preparations for the ascent before departure, and then talks about the problems he encountered and the support he received from his father and brother, the ideal climbing partners for such an adventure. Watch the four episodes now available on our YouTube channel!

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GANCHEMPO, A SUMMIT WORTH A BETTER FUTURE FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
GANCHEMPO, A SUMMIT WORTH A BETTER FUTURE FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

Simone Salvagnin, world champion of the Italian national paraclimbing team, FASI head of the Paraclimbing sector and Montura testimonial, is in Nepal since 25 October to climb Ganchempo (6,378 m), an absolute first ascent from the Sindhupalchok side. Accompanying him is the strong mountain guide and Montura testimonial Luca Montanari, who completed an expedition to Everest this year with Andrea Lanfri, the first multiple-amputee in the world to have climbed the highest peak on the planet. Climbing along with the Italian duo will be Nepalese Rabindra Aryal, co-founder with his wife Federica Riccadonna of the social enterprise Garima Voyage, from which this initiative, supported by Montura, takes its cue, and a team of very strong Nepalese climbers, including Sanu Sherpa, the first person in the world to have reached all 14 eight-thousanders twice, and Sanjib Gurung, President of the Mountain Guide Association of Nepal (MoGAN).

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Silvo Karo honoured with Piolet d'Or Lifetime Achievement Award 2022
Silvo Karo honoured with Piolet d'Or Lifetime Achievement Award 2022

Silvo Karo, one of the greatest protagonists of the golden age of Slovenian mountaineering between the 1980s and 1990s, will receive the Piolet d'Or for Lifetime Achievement, the world's most prestigious award in mountaineering, this November in Briançon, France. 

Karo, who was born in 1960 and has been a Montura testimonial for more than 10 years, has been able to leave his mark wherever his hands touched rock, opening more than 2,000 routes from the Alps to Patagonia and the Himalayas. 'I am very proud to have received this award,' Karo tells us. But I am even happier with all the congratulatory messages I am receiving from mountaineers all over the world, because my climbs have been a great inspiration to them".

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VA' SENTIERO AMONG THE GRAND PRIX WINNERS OF THE EUROPEAN HERITAGE AWARDS
VA' SENTIERO AMONG THE GRAND PRIX WINNERS OF THE EUROPEAN HERITAGE AWARDS

The team of Va' Sentiero are among the winners of the European Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2022, the most important European award in this field, celebrated on 26 September in a prestigious ceremony held in the iconic Prague Opera House.

Va' Sentiero won the Grand Prix for "Sustainability and Climate Action" thanks to their project, supported from the outset by Montura, which saw them as the protagonists of a unique, three-year-long expedition on the world's longest trail, the Sentiero Italia CAI, where they documented and promoted the territories they crossed, as well as involving more than 3,000 walkers from all over the world and many local communities. The jury described their efforts as 'a powerful and enlightening example to encourage slow tourism and sustainable commitment to natural heritage and landscape'.

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MONTURA AT REAS, ITALY'S LEADING TRADE FAIR FOR RESCUE SECTOR
MONTURA AT REAS, ITALY'S LEADING TRADE FAIR FOR RESCUE SECTOR

REAS is Italy's leading trade fair for  the rescue, first aid and fire-fighting sectors, a reference point thanks to the presence of the sector's main production and commercial entities, to be held at the Centro Fiera Montichiari (BS), from 7 to 9 October 2022. 

Montura will present at this edition the novelties for equipment dedicated to technical work and mountain professionals, developed by the Workframe division. The stand is number A30-B29 and is located in Hall 5.

 

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Edu Marín makes fist free ascent of Eternal Flame on Nameless Tower
Edu Marín makes fist free ascent of Eternal Flame on Nameless Tower

After 28 days on the mountain and the challenging temperatures, at least half of which were spent on the Snow Ledge at an altitude of 5700 m, on 21 July 2022 climber and Montura ambassador Edu Marín completed the free ascent of Eternal Flame along assisted by his father Francisco Novato and his brother Álex. This is one of the world’s most difficult routes, on the Nameless Tower (6286 m) in Pakistan. The iconic route, first climbed in 1989 by the extraordinary German team Kurt Albert, Wolfgang Güllich, Christof Stiegler and Milan Sykora, extends for 650 metres from a base altitude of 5000 m on granite, with grades of up to VI, 7b+ and A2.

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MELGES 24 EUROPEAN SERIES, ARKANOÉ IS FIRST AMONG CORINTHIANS AT RIVA DEL GARDA
MELGES 24 EUROPEAN SERIES, ARKANOÉ IS FIRST AMONG CORINTHIANS AT RIVA DEL GARDA

The participation of Arkanoé Sailing Team by Montura in the fourth stage of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Riva del Garda (Tn), which took place from 22 to 24 July and was organised by Montura's partner Fraglia Vela Riva, ended with 1st place in the Corinthian grouping.

The crew led by skipper Sergio Caramèl, who presented themselves on Lake Garda with an unusual composition given the inclusion of Fabio Bignolini and Lorenzo Franceschini alongside Margherita Zanuso and Michele Meotto, overcame a complicated start to reach optimum performance on the final day, during which they overtook the Swiss of Cytrus at the top of the Corinthian classification and relegated Miles Quinton's Gill Race Team to third place.

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Montura uses Quickdry Frame® , the revolutionary technology awarded the RedDot Design Award for 2022
Montura uses Quickdry Frame® , the revolutionary technology awarded the RedDot Design Award for 2022

Quickdry Frame®, the revolutionary technology with International Patent Pending and renowned globally thanks to the RedDot Design Award for 2022, one of the most important design awards in the world, will be used exclusively and premièred worldwide in 2022 by Montura. In the footwear range, the technology is already available in all new leather pairs, while in the clothing range, some upcoming Fall/Winter garments will feature it. Quickdry Frame® has also been applied to the Sashiko Jacket by Kengo Kuma: a true, limited-edition work of art with just 83 pieces made by Montura.

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Montura hops on board FlyingNikka, the first "flying" sailboat for offshore sailing
Montura hops on board FlyingNikka, the first "flying" sailboat for offshore sailing

FlyingNikka's first "flight" is a date to remember: on Thursday 12 May, off the coast of Valencia, Spain, this "foiling boat" marked the beginning of a new era for offshore sailing.

 "I can hardly describe the excitement I'm feeling right now," explains Roberto Lacorte, the visionary owner who, with the launch of the FlyingNikka project in December 2020, proved himself a pioneer in the field of full-foiling offshore.

At 60 feet (just under 19 metres) long, the FlyingNikka - the first "full-foiling" sailboat in the Mini Maxi category and designed for long journeys - was designed by a design team coordinated by Irishman Mark Mills.

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…EVEN IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS
…EVEN IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS
ALLE ORIGINI DELLA GUARIGIONE
ALLE ORIGINI DELLA GUARIGIONE
IL SERGENTE DELL'ALTOPIANO
IL SERGENTE DELL'ALTOPIANO
Inedita
Inedita
LA FREQUENTAZIONE DELL'ORSO
LA FREQUENTAZIONE DELL'ORSO
Un Viaggio sulle Alpi
Un Viaggio sulle Alpi
TAKEAWAY
TAKEAWAY
LO COMBAT
LO COMBAT
SARABANDA A FILO DI CIELO
SARABANDA A FILO DI CIELO
IL SENTIERO INVISIBILE
IL SENTIERO INVISIBILE

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