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CAMMINO NATURALE DEI PARCHI
CAMMINO NATURALE DEI PARCHI

     The new route covers 430 kilometres and links Rome with L'Aquila via a total of seven protected nature reserves; it will be presented on 28 April. The coming months will see the publication of a new walking guide, the first in a new series entitled “Great Walks of Italy”, and four 1:35,000 scale maps.
     Walk in the greenest heart of central Italy on ancient tracks through areas rich in history and spirituality and those affected by earthquake. And walk to contribute to the development and real sustainability of the Italian mountains. The Cammino project will be presented in Trento in 28 April, and this book signals Montura's debut in the world of maps for walkers.

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LA LINEA NEL DESERTO
LA LINEA NEL DESERTO

A child dreams of going to Mars. Forty years later that child, now a man, crosses on foot, alone, the 1,100 km of rub'al-khali, the immense desert that the Bedouins call the empty quarter, a tongue of sand so imposing that it was baptized the "fourth part”after earth, sky and sea.

In between life, successes and failures, great enterprises and studies on the microbiome, love for science and nature, in short, everything that has led Max Calderan to be one of the most multifaceted and multifaceted personalities of our time.

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IN ASCOLTO NOMADE
IN ASCOLTO NOMADE

The book describes the musical tracks specially created by Luciano Bosi and Patrizio Ligabue (contained in the attached CD and which can also be downloaded for free at this link) with original and often unique instruments to accompany the reader of " Il Grande Viaggio - Lungo le carovaniere della Via della Seta" by David Bellatalla and Stefano Rosati (Montura Editing, 2021).

The book supports the projects "Ger For Life" and "Casa Need You" carried out in Ulan Bator (Mongolia) by Need You Onlus in collaboration with Montura, Red Cross Mongolia and Rotary.

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DONNE DI TERRE ESTREME / WOMEN OF THE OUTERMOST LANDS
DONNE DI TERRE ESTREME / WOMEN OF THE OUTERMOST LANDS

    Women of The Outermost Lands" is a human research journey focused on the reality of the world of women that the author has encountered in regions of the Earth considered geographically extreme. Women and places on the margins. In the desert depression of Ethiopia's Danakil Desert, on the inaccessible island of Socotra (Yemen), on the remote highlands of Western Mongolia, on the borders of Siberia. The aim of the project is to bear witness to the cohesion of the world of women, to a tacit "social

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VENÌA
VENÌA

The Turra family comes from Primiero. Two brothers and one sister, all in their thirties, heirs to the family business divided between the farm in Tonadico and mountain grazing. We meet the Turras in Malga Venegiota, a long-standing mountain pasture situated at the bottom of Val Venegia, facing the Pale di San Martino. Taking a herd up into the mountains for grazing in the twenty-first century requires extra professional skills, starting with hospitality, despite the limits imposed by Covid-19.

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NEVER GIVE UP LAURA ROGORA
NEVER GIVE UP LAURA ROGORA

Laura Rogora is the first woman in Italian history to have qualified as a sport climber in the Tokyo Olympic Games 2021. She is also the first Italian woman to have climbed a “9b” route (and only the second woman in the world to have done this) and the first Italian woman to have won a stage in the Lead Climbing World Cup. There is much more to say about her, linked to her determination as well as her ability to dream.

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THE BRENTA DOLOMITES RECOUNTED TO MY SON
THE BRENTA DOLOMITES RECOUNTED TO MY SON

Alessandro de Bertolini and his twenty-two-month-old son Lorenzo spent ten days cycling in the Brenta Dolomites with only a tent and sleeping bag. The documentary, centring on the relationship between father and son, examines the cultural values of the Natural Park and the almost legendary significance of the Brenta Dolomites, retracing the adventures of the first Alpine travellers from the Victorian era.

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DIGA
DIGA

In autumn shepherds leave the Alps for the lowlands, in search of grass, returning only in the spring. Today, transhumance is in the hands of young men and women who are aware they have been entrusted with ancient knowledge, connected to traditions but also projected into a global context. The Baldessari from Val di Fiemme, known as the Digas, have been among these transhumance shepherds for four generations. For them, the rules of the game have changed. This is a result of increased urbanisation, the return of large predators, Covid-19 and a less predictable market, which has moved from local butchers to shiploads travelling to Libya.

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CACHONNE SUPRA A SCIARA
CACHONNE SUPRA A SCIARA

    Master Mario Brunello decided to take on Bach's violin repertoire with a new interpretation for small cello of the wonderful Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin. The Cachonne in D minor, universally recognised as an outstanding masterpiece of the solo instrument repertoire, resonates in the lunar landscape of the Etna volcano in a performance which is impressive for its sound impact, following an ascent from the north side accompanied by Bach's music, in search of new routes and new unheard sounds.

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SEEKER OF INFINITY
SEEKER OF INFINITY

    "God won't ask me how many mountains I've conquered but what I've done for others." This is Armando Aste’s message, one of the most influential post-WWII Italian mountaineers, who died in his native Rovereto in 2017. The documentary shows the film directors in the places that contributed to the formation of the man and alpinist, going to the origins of his Faith. The journey ends in Africa, at the inauguration of a hospital built with a donation by Aste. A reflection on the values inspired by the mountain opens up a reflection on man and his limits.

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VALLEY OF LIGHT
VALLEY OF LIGHT

    Eighty-seven years after the first mountaineering ascent ever made in the Sarca Valley, this film aims to take stock of the mountaineering history of the valley’s rock faces, which today attract enthusiasts from all over the world. The account relies on climbing scenes and interviews with the main protagonists, surrounded by the splendid beauty of the valley. It is the story of an important laboratory linking two trends, mountaineering and sport, in search of either balance or the extreme. With the participation of Adam Ondra.

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KINNAUR, HIMALAYAS
KINNAUR, HIMALAYAS

    Kinnaur is a tribal district in the Indian Himalayas located on the fragile border between India and China. It is a place of spirits and high peaks where the cult of grokch survives, oracles who go into a trance and are possessed by the divinity, performing exorcisms and healings. After centuries of isolation, in recent decades the area has had to face the challenges of modernity. The film is the result of seven months of fieldwork carried out between 2003 and 2019, combining journalistic reporting and ethnographic research.

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LOS PICOS 6500
LOS PICOS 6500

    Franco Nicolini, Michele Leonardi, Tommy and Silvestro Franchini have a secret dream: linking up the 13 highest peaks in Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. On 20 February, only 6 days after their departure, they had already reached the top of Aconcagua. Then they climbed the other mountains in quick succession, drawing important life lessons from the local people they met. After a series of long transfers they reached the top of Cerro Sajama on 6 April, thus concluding their human and sporting adventure.

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FEELING ON TOP OF THE WORLD
FEELING ON TOP OF THE WORLD

    The "Kamana Sailing Expedition" team led by Skipper Enrico Tettamanti was the first Italian crew to complete the "Northwest Passage", sailing from west to east along Route 6. Plum ended the voyage, arriving in Aasiaat, Greenland, after 33 days of hard sailing and having travelled over 3,500 miles. Enrico was accompanied by his wife Giulia, little Kai (one and a half) and companions of adventure David and Anna Serra with the four children - Sofia, Tommaso, Anita and Filippo between the ages of 8 and 14. And also the amazing Mafio De Luca with “baker” Marcello Corsi. The book is the diary of this extraordinary sailing expedition in the Arctic, along one of the routes that has become a part of the history of adventure.

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IN THE ANDES WITH HOLES IN MY SHOES
IN THE ANDES WITH HOLES IN MY SHOES

    Life in the Andes, influenced by the beauty of the mountains and the simple shepherds who live there, has touched the hearts of some mountaineers. In 1993 the tragedy that struck Bonali and Ducoli along Via Casarotto on the north face of Huascaran Norte in Peru seemed to put an end to a dream that had just begun. Father Ugo De Censi, founder of Operation Mato Grosso (OMG), did not give up and, assisted by friends and volunteers, began his mountaineering adventure in the Andes with the motto "climb high to help those who are low". In this way the idea of building the Andean refuges and the "Don Bosco en los Andes" school of guides in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru was conceived to give hope to the local youth.

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THE GREAT JOURNEY - Along the Silk Road Caravan Routes
THE GREAT JOURNEY - Along the Silk Road Caravan Routes

    Far from adopting a monothematic approach, the book recounts and illustrates, through the journeys made by the authors, the most significant cultural, artistic, historical and religious aspects highlighting links, contacts, exchanges and social interactions that, even today, through the testimonies of the past and of the communities living in these territories, stimulate us to re-read the history of the Silk Road as an outstanding World Heritage Site. The work includes a series of original topographic maps edited by Montura Maps, one of which is printed in large format and attached to the volume. The book also contains photos taken by Fabio Bucciarelli and images provided by the "Martino Martini" Study Centre at the University of Trento.

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ARTESELLA
ARTESELLA

     Arte Sella, Trentino a place where in more than thirty years the mountain and contemporary art meet. Art and Nature merge in a continuous dialogue, where Artists from all over the world are invited to encounter the Sella Valley to carry out artworks that are nourished by the unique History and nature of the place. In a period of thirty years dance, music and art in all its forms have assiduously attended the paths of Arte Sella, giving way to unique projects and events, for  example Fucina Arte Sella and La Natura del Pensiero.

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GOGNA PEAK IN AURONZO
GOGNA PEAK IN AURONZO

     The legend of the town of Agònia comes true!
Within sight of the Dolomites’ most famous trio of peaks - the Cime di Lavaredo - at Cima Gogna in Auronzo you’ll find Alpstation Lavaredo: in the very place where the earliest settlement east of the Pale Mountains is said to have stood.
     Here valleys, watercourses and roads meet on their way to and from Comelico, Carnia and Cadore, enriching this area with mineral-filled waters, history and legends.
Montura and Alpstation Lavaredo are undertaking the very first archaeological dig.

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FORTE DI BARD
FORTE DI BARD

     A gigantic stone found at the mouth of the Aosta Valley, originally a fortified complex in the 19th century, is today, after an extraordinary development project, a cultural tourism hub with international appeal. Following on from the restoration works, Fort Bard is a museum and exhibition space that offers temporary art and photography exhibitions, as well as educational and museum tours on the Alps and on the development of defence techniques.
     At the Fort, there is also room for big outdoor events during summer, set in the unique location of Piazza d'Armi. The Fort also puts on its own events such as I colloqui del Forte di Bard (Fort Bard Conversations), the historical re-enactment Napoleonica and the Meteolab science event, as well as other sports events, such as Monte Rosa Walser Ultra Trail and Forteight race.

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THE FORGOTTEN CLIFF
THE FORGOTTEN CLIFF

     During the time that rock climbing was becoming popular and taking shape, on the edges of the Valle del Sarca in Trentino province, in the village of Dorsino at the feet of the Brenta Dolomites, a cliff was bolted and then abandoned. 
     This was a cliff that possessed all the aesthetic and scalability features to make it utterly unique. The Dolomiti Open Association was created to and has committed itself to reopening this cliff and restoring this "Mona Lisa" of climbing to rock climbers everywhere. Through the donations of over 400 people via a crowd funding campaign and local companies and associations, Dolomiti Open has collected over 20,000 Euro in 40 days, forming the groundwork to give new life to the Falesia Dimenticata (the Forgotten Cliff).

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The Science Museum of Trento
The Science Museum of Trento

     Opened in 2013, MUSE is a dream that came true thanks to an investment in culture provided by the Autonomous Province of Trento. Within the museum, the public is the real star of the visit: multimedia exhibits, interactive games, first-person experimentations and an interweaving of culture with "doing" in a practical way – these are the tools with which to build your own vision of the world and to participate in the scientific debate on major local and global issues.

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CHINGELTEI – GER FOR LIFE
CHINGELTEI – GER FOR LIFE

     The "GER FOR LIFE" project is coordinated by David Bellatalla and the Mongolia Red Cross, and is aimed at single mothers with disabled children living in the Chingeltei district of the city of Ulan Bator (Mongolia).

     The goal is to guarantee the children a home, security and medical assistance, and to support their mothers through their insertion in the world of employment, with a view to building self-reliance and self-sufficiency for the families.

     Anthropologist David Bellatalla has undertaken several research projects in Centre and South America, Asia and Australia, and published numerous books, scientific articles and documentaries.

 

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RARAHIL MEMORIAL SCHOOL
RARAHIL MEMORIAL SCHOOL

     A journey started many years ago from a dream of Fausto De Stefani, Uno Montura. The foundation "Senza Frontiere" - Onlus supports aid and self-development projects in developing contries, like the "Rarahil" project in Kirtipur, a small village not far from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Rarahil Memorial School is an education centre focused on giving new opportunities to joung people.
     The school needs to be modernized and enlarged, in order to offer better accomodation and new services fo the students. The new building, in fact, will host some fundamental structures fot the school: a new canteen, a modern and functional kitchen, the laboratories and many new rooms for the students.

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OPERAZIONE MATO GROSSO
OPERAZIONE MATO GROSSO

     Montura supports the activities of Operazione Mato Grosso in Peru. The education and social project was founded in Val Formazza in 1967 by Salesian priest Ugo de Censi, and through the building of the 'Claudio e Bruno' mountain refuge, it has led in time to the establishment of an international bond of solidarity between Italy and South America. Operazione Mato Grosso (OMG) is active on several fronts, in particular in the Andes, where it has built up a network of guest houses and founded a local organisation of mountain guides.

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