The book tells the story of the first festival in the world - founded by the Italian Alpine Club (CAI) and the Municipality of Trento in 1952 - dedicated to mountain cinema in an original way, through the words of its main ambassadors who come from the world of mountaineering and culture. The work also features part of the materials from the exhibition created specifically to celebrate the anniversary and is the result of a collaboration between the Trento Film Festival, the Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino and Montura Srl.
An enchanting wood – ideally in Val di Sella – an owl respected by all, Doctor Paletto, and a group of interesting and curious animals: these are the ingredients of a modern fairy tale, told in the words of Nadia Dalmaso, a teacher at the schools of Borgo Valsugana, and illustrations by Gianfranco Tomio, eclectic artist, painter and musician. A book dedicated to primary school children, but also aimed at parents, educators and those who still feel like a child despite their age, to spread knowledge of the area and guide them towards the beauty of nature. The work is part of the collaboration project with the Rarahil Memorial School of Kirtipur/Kathmandu in Nepal, conceived by the mountaineer and naturalist Fausto De Stefani together with Fondazione Senza Frontiere Onlus.
Fausto De Stefani was the second Italian mountaineer and the sixth in the world to have completed the ascent of all mountains higher than eight thousand metres. But he never bragged about this and after completing this "collection" he dedicated his life to reaching a more important peak, his 15th eight-thousander, that is, the creation together with the Fondazione Senza Frontiere Onlus of the Rarahil Memorial School, a school in Nepal that hosts over a thousand children and teenagers. The book collects the texts of the homonymous theatrical show conceived by the Compagnia (S)legati - born Mattia Fabris and Jacopo Maria Bicocchi - and is illustrated by the artists Michele Avigo, Agnese Blasetti and Micol Ceoletta. The proceeds from the sale of the work are intended to finance the school.
In light of recent scientific discoveries, this book attempts to find plausible traces and different hypotheses, in order to get to the bottom of the complex evolutionary journey that characterises the history of Humankind. Shamanism and Neurotheology are the common themes explored to seek, through the millennia-old path of the Origins of Healing, a new approach for re-examining—in detail—Sacred aspects and the religious meaning of existence.
Anastatic reprint of the original work published in Parma in 1929 by Studio Editoriale della Stamperia Bodoniana. Initiative promoted by the "Teatro alla Moda" Association of Venice as part of the celebrations of the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, in collaboration with Montura Editing.
This book supports the international solidarity project "Una Ger per tutti - A Ger for Life" in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
50 years of history of the Verona CNSAS station since 1971, the year it was set up. A journey through historical stages, divided into decades, to present the rescuers and the activities carried out.
The book supports the "Rarahil Memorial School" in Kirtipur (Nepal), a school created by Fondazione Senza Frontier Onlus.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Hands in action, hands that bear the signs of action. Hands at prayer: in some places, prayer remains sacred, an action made with the whole body, through gestures. Hands that touch and clasp: hands soiled by life. Hands that touch and clasp in the original, time-honoured gesture of recognition towards another. Hands worn by time and the elements. Little hands reaching out to larger hands. It may be a coincidence, but all of these hands have been pictured in Asia and Africa, far from our Western world, where our hands now do little more than tap away on a keyboard.
Photographic and sociological trekking trips in Trentino. A linguistic paradox? No: the aim is to follow paths, using your sense of direction to make your way through images that appear significantly distant from one another in terms of subject, technique used and artistic characteristics.
Views of both human and natural landscapes fill the pages of a volume that brings together six of Italy’s top photographers and photo journalists, guiding a further 50 photographers in a project that allowed them to explore and discover areas comprising the Val di Fiemme and Val di Fassa, Rovereto and Vallagarina, Lake Garda and Comano, Bleggio, Lomaso, the Pinè Plateau and the Cembra Valley, the Valsugana and Tesino.
Fabulous, in the original sense of the term. Simply a fable of the kind we used to listen to as children, using words accessible to little folk, yet aimed at grown-ups, with a coloured picture or two thrown in.
The story of a storyteller: an aging wanderer travelling from one village to the next, his bag packed with legends and stories kids looked forward to with the eager anticipation reserved for special events. And the voice and hands of the wanderer would take his listeners through uncharted territory every time: this is the power, this is the allure of storytelling.
A borderline project, in the literal sense that it explores the very meaning of the term “border”. The whole project revolves around the figure of Nives Meroi, a woman with an extreme, visceral relationship with the mountain, a borderline area by definition. This volume contains not only the words that appear in her accounts, but also images, of a white other than the white of the snow, portrayed in the photos of Linda Abdul, together with the poetry of a third woman, Alda Merini.
Visual poetry, poetry in words, accounts of climbs undertaken by Nives in the company of Romano Benet, her inseparable companion both in life and the adventures that are an integral part of it. Here too are the images of the major mountains of Tashi Yangzom, who portrays his fellow Tibetans forced into exile, together with more landscapes.
A huge number of photos, a small number of words. Mountains, rocks, vertical walls, or worse. Tensed, darting muscles, concentration written all over the climber’s face. Other faces, too, the faces of folk encountered along the way. People, or animals. Company. Cats, dogs, sheep, horses. And a tale or two, snapshots of life, real or imagined, portraits of men and landscapes, all part of recollections of a long career – on the up all the time – and reflections on Man and his surroundings, the environment that welcomes him, pushes him onwards and upwards, sometimes annihilates him.
Montura Editing devotes an original monograph to Maurizio Zanolla, better known as Manolo, a living legend of climbing and man of the mountains in every sense, as seen in his poetry and writings.
“Manuel loves the great outdoors, and has covered a whole maze of roads underfoot. He’s stuck on geography like a lovesick teenager. And he specialises in people: he’s curious. He asks questions, then falls silent and listens to the answers. Mountaineers: what kind of folk are they? The mountaineer is a wayfarer, a traveller. He has all he needs with him, he moves on foot, then forges ahead with his hands. On the way down, his face reveals the journey he’s left behind him. You’d recognise him in an eastern bazar even right in the midst of tourists packed in like sardines. He’s the odd one out. Manuel has met plenty of them, and he’s decided it’s time for an outpouring of his experience. And since he’s a man of few words, the receptacle is little bigger than a postcard”.Erri de Luca
Dolomiti – New York City. Amid the pages of this incredible volume, the involuntary, empty rhyming couplet becomes replete with meaning: black and white photographs of the human geometries drafted and drawn by the metropolis to end all metropolises, their transparent background overlapping with the bent, tormented outlines of colourful Nature that paints brushstrokes of the mountains to end all mountains.
Irreverent? A combination of aesthetic brilliant and fertile spirituality, for sure, especially these days in which Man’s technological, urban soul feels increasingly bereft of its ancient, natural, significant other bound to the Earth.
An unusual mountain, by Trentino’s “picture postcard” standards. Bare, rugged, rocky, cleft, barren, almost hostile; with forbidding crevices, cavities, ravines and jagged edges whose peculiar appeal not everyone is able to grasp. Rocks shaped by the elements, more ancient even than the trees, rocks that bear witness to the history of man and nature.
The grey here is magmatic, yet those with the patience to stop and look closer will find areas rich in colour, with a range of hidden nuances.
Val Pusteria, a place where countries, cultures, peoples meet. Limes, a border between the earth and the sky, just like other mountain locations. The guardian of stories that have settled into the rock, constructing and crowning its identity. The Heimat: more than a native land; a cauldron bubbling with traditions, families, circumstances, customs, a thick blend of elements in which languages, habits, ways of life merge, and sometimes collide.
Simply, the story of a competition that has entered the realm of legend, from before the beginning, almost thirty years ago, through to the future. This book contains the whole story of the Rock Master event in Arco, Trentino, told in the words and pictures of the world's top climbers, those who have made each edition a concentrate of athletic values and spectacular performances: Manolo, Heinz Mariacher, Patrick Edlinger and Francois Legrand to name but a few.
It all began back in 1986: the rock walls of Arco, along with those of Bardonecchia, were the setting for the second edition of the Sport Roccia competition.
Alpine guides and sales agents. Students and sherpas. Plumbers and ice climbers. Marketing consultants and mountaineers. There are many faces to life, and there are (almost) as many faces in this book. As many pieces of clothing (more or less) as the trades and passions Man's life is made of.
An unusual catalogue in some ways, an original, surprising look book, featuring the smiles and the (few) words of people for whom the mountain is a way of life as well as a sport; people for whom it's a place to practise a hobby, above all, for fun, or out of a desire for knowledge, new experiences, new challenges.
“When I was little, I used to spend ages watching ants, fascinated by their incessant coming and going, up and down with no apparent destination. Know what I mean? For an ant, a pebble is like a mountain. A piece of straw represents a barrier that requires effort to overcome, while the garden grass is a jungle. I used to love shrinking to their size, getting carried away into that little world of theirs. It reminded me of Gulliver’s adventures with the giants: sometimes I’d be the giant who used to trouble them or lend a hand, other times I’d be one of them escaping from a huge beast of an insect”. These are the reflections with which Vinicio Stefanello sets in motion this book, together with Cristian Brenna, from which there’s no going back.
Volunteers book comes exactly one year from the start of the Winter Universiade Trentino 2013. It pays tribute to the extraordinary organizational strength of hundreds of volunteers who have allowed the most important international sporting event of the last decade in Trentino, sponsored by Montura.
The eye of the three photographers - Graziano Panfili, Pietro Vertamy and Daniele Lira - has followed the unfolding of the twelve winter disciplines, held in ten racing locations, seeking the atmosphere of the event and the human spirit that pervades every aspect of the great international competition.
Important publication for all lovers and scholars from a now disappeared Tibet, accompanied by a photographic apparatus of considerable value, the book fills an editorial gap and gives justice on the "foundations" of the famous Cronaca della spedizione italiana nel Tibet occidentale, published by the Reale Accademia d’Italia in 1934, signed by Ghersi and his head of mission, the great Italian orientalist Giuseppe Tucci. The text was in fact re-released in 2006 by Neri Pozza publisher with unreasonable choices, beginning with the title - Dei, demoni e oracoli. La leggendaria spedizione in Tibet del 1933 - up to the decision to remove the names of Ghersi as co-author, his memory in the introduction and omitting illustrations and map, to conclude with a questionable introductory essay, far from the spirit and teaching of Tucci.
Skyrunner, il corridore del cielo, is a joint project by Fort Bard and Montura Editing, published by Mondadori and edited by Gabriele Accornero and Luca Masia. The book, available in bookshops and our network of Alpstation and Montura Stores from late July, tells the story of 54-year-old Bruno Brunod, born and bred in Chatillon in the Aosta Valley, world skyrunning champion and mountain racing legend.
“Probably without knowing it, he gave wings to a sport: skyrunning. Bruno succeeded in giving mountain running a form, a mythical dimension and a visibility which has led future generations to discover this sport”. Skyrunning champion Kilian Jornet Burgada writes of Bruno Brunod.
Kazakhstan is a photography book edited by Simone Falso which documents the first journey of FuoriRotta, a cultural action project supported by Montura and Internazionale magazine.
A journey of freedom and discovery, travelled one day at a time far from the beaten track; a voyage towards understanding the soul of Kazakhstan through genuine dialogue with its people, personal enrichment shared through travel stories, direct experience and voices gathered while roaming the steppes, from rural village to city, in search of something perhaps never before noticed, photographed and shared.
In nome dell'orso is a book by Matteo Zeni. Published in 2016 by Il Piviere and partially funded by Montura, the book narrates the decline and recovery of the brown bear in the Alps.
A text that teaches us to know and relate to the bear and how to deal with our fear of the wild.
Giuseppe Mazzotti’s work, first published by L’Eroica di Milano when the writer was not much more than twenty years old, is a cornerstone of Alpine literature. With its brief, incisive texts, embellished by Canciàn’s illustrations, this is an enjoyable and entertaining read.
This new edition is authorised by the Mazzotti Foundation and is part of Montura’s collaboration with the “Gambrinus” Giuseppe Mazzotti literary prize, one of Italy’s most prestigious awards, for which Montura is one of the sponsors, with a particular focus on the Juniores section.
The shop floor and the mountains of Piemonte. For many years, beginning right after the war, with just one means of transport. The bicycle. Until the start of the economic boom in the early 60s, when even Agostino Gázzera - born 1927 and the protagonist of this story - succumbed to the spread of the automobile. A unique tale which is also a paradigm of a generation of young workers drawn to the dream of the mountains and forced to divide their time between shifts in the factory, family life and their passion for the world of the peaks. A story of courage, endurance and, at the same time, of humility. Above all, this is a lesson in life which aids reflection on a past which as yet is too recent to be filed away in the remotest crevices of the memory.
This thing is a story. A fabric. A journey towards the Atlantic Ocean sharpening knives along the way with a motorbike as a travel companion. This is the tale of a knife grinder and you can really taste the dust. A quest as the road unfolds step by step right in front of you. A journey that needs to be told and to occupy our distraction - fully aware of the fact that a revolution, any kind of revolution, is an act of violence.
The journey requires the surpassing of prejudices and small-mindedness. Bearer of civilization and democracy, a reflection on its meaning is now of crucial importance. FuoriRotta is a project of cultural action on the right to travel that is made through an offer of financing for young travellers who have decided to shift their gaze towards new horizons.
Just like when you're on a journey, and you meet people with whom you share values and interests, a similar outlook on the world, an enthusiasm for creating new opportunities. This is what happened when MONTURA's path became entwined with INTERNAZIONALE magazine, which turned out to be the perfect partner to tell the world about everything the firm is accomplishing or helping to accomplish.
Fifty years after the opening of the first climbing route on Pietra del Finale, two brothers and ardent mountain enthusiasts decide to set out on an adventure, retracing the tracks of the pioneers who first began the story of climbing in this place. The result is a journey into the wild in search of memories, stories, tracks and discoveries. A vertical wandering to explore the heights and conquer the thirteen main faces of the Finale massif, but at the same time an encounter and comparison with the protagonists of days gone by, witnesses of an era that will never be repeated.
A photography book to tell and show the Resina movie shooting by Renzo Carbonera in one of the last Cimbric villages, Luserna (Italy).
Male choir and female director. A family and a small community need bindings, in order to face the challenges of future.
Young cellist Maria is disappointed by ruthless music industry. She gets back to the village in the Alps where she was born, a small and isolated community where an ancient language is still spoken: Cimbric. There she finds a sick mother, a death brother after a fatal incident with his tractor, a mourning sister in law facing a financial crisis, and a small community struggling with the first effects of climate change.
Imagine the age-old Bosnian pine trees of the Pollino massif during a winter night....a sunrise on the glacier of the Mont Blanc...the autumnal colours of the Ampezzo Dolomites...the sea of grass on the Campo Imperatore and the fireworks of the erupting Etna...mineral sanctuaries of nature, but also scenarios of alternating human events.
With over 100 missions (almost 700 days spent in the field!) which will be finished at the end of 2018, L'Altro Versante's team will visit all Italy's most beautiful and unusual places.
Thousands of photographs, taken during the day and at night, in all the seasons and also under less pleasant weather conditions, in order to obtain the maximum visual impact and, therefore, the most truthful portrait of the Italian natural landscape.
Four photographers, a video maker: five glances, five views that trace the theatres of war during the First World War, an area that extends for 500 kilometres from the Tonale Pass to Mount Marmolada - the border between Austria-Hungary and Italy which formed part of the front line during that conflict.
A collaborative photographic project in which five visual artists committed to exploring the mountains and valleys of the Trentino region in search of evidence (more or less tangible) that pays tribute to those who sacrificed their lives to fight for peace and for their country. A Homage to the Value of Peace.
This diary of a walking trip explores the depopulation of the Apennine Region while maintaining a delicate balance between the memories and ambitions of Italy’s minor mountain range. This Off-Course journey examines the history of these mountains while taking a close look at the present and even the prospects for a future yet to be written. A narrative blend formed by stories that are interwoven like the threads of a spider’s web to reveal the soul of a “Hinterland” that is still rather unknown to the general public and rarely written about.
As it did in 2017, once again this year Montura Editing has put together a collection of pages featured in issues of the weekly Internazionale between July 2017 and June 2018. About thirty subjects and events sponsored by Montura along with pages published to promote products (Montura “produce”) and other publishing initiatives (Montura “pubblica”). The collection also includes some pages published in issues of Internazionale EXTRA.
Having climbed all 14 eight-thousanders and metaphorically scaled a “nine-thousander” with his extraordinary venture at the Rarahil Memorial School in Kirtipur (Kathmandu, Nepal), Fausto De Stefani now dreams up another enchanted place, a stone's throw from the crowded resorts of Lake Garda: La collina di Lorenzo (Lorenzo's hill).
It's a paradise where children from 0 to 100 can move freely surrounded by nature, liberating their dreams of adventure. This new book, embellished by Michele Avigno's drawings and a map created jointly by Cartago and Emanuele Lamedica, once again supports the author's charity work in Nepal.
Following the success of the diary of Eugenio Ghersi' “Sull'altopiano dell'Io sottile” (Beyond the undiscovered soul), anthropologist David Bellatalla, “father” of the charity project “Una Ger per tutti” (A Ger for All) in Ulan Bator (Mongolia), now captivates us with a new book devoted to one of the most intriguing subjects of all: shamanism.
“Shamanism in itself is totally irrational, an unstable place where our intellect can merely skip between incomplete anecdotes and subjective interpretations, temporary authentication and explanations biased by cultural models, always bringing us back to the starting point”. Illustrated with fascinating photographs and with a foreword by Sergio Poggianella. David's new book supports the Mongolian project.
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.
“The emotions – positive or negative, happy or sad – transmitted by athletic activity are both a cornerstone and a focal point of education through sport. This can be seen in the faces, the expressions and the movements photographed here.” (Professor Andro Ferrari, Italian National Olympic Committee, Trentino).
It was 2010, and Folgaria, Lavarone and Luserna were hosting the ISF World Championships. Four important, expert photographers were at work portraying youthful faces, snowy landscapes and shots of winter sports. A surprising, vivid variety of ways to illustrate the experiences the young competitors were able to undertake and enjoy for themselves and along with their peers.
Paradise lost and the fable of Shangri-La.Snowfields and plastic, spirituality and satellite TV, the cross and the stupa. Is there another world at the edge of the world? Or simply a variant of our own?
An original portrait of Tibet by an Italian anthropologist and a British photographer, who set off from the remote valley between China and Burma identified as the idyllic setting imagined in 1933 in Lost Horizon by James Hilton, who in fact had never set foot out of London.Thanks to the world of cinema and literature, that high-altitude Eden has become the very archetype of peaceful, smooth co-existence between different beings in the sacred mountains.
Mountaineering and the mountaineer. The driving force, sometimes bordering on selfishness, behind the desire to take on the mountain. A love affair gone wrong, another that rises up from the ashes of existence.
All this and more is what happens to Roby, the anti-hero of this novel, sprinkled with a dash of mystery, during his personal journey towards revelation, a path that opens up and comes to a halt on the edge of a murder in the mountains. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Roby becomes the key figure in a tale of travels and wanderings in pursuit of a rare treasure: the meaning of life, and above all of our daily actions and choices.
Franz Nicolini, the enchainment man. 7 peaks in 12 hours; the 82 four-thousanders in the Alps in just 60 days. Lightness, speed and freedom are the most important aspects of the equipment he takes with him into the mountains.
In this book, several-times Italian ski mountaineering and mountaineering champion Nicolini offers a personal account of the enchainments embarked upon over the years, projects conceived and subsequently planned by consulting the host of specialised books in his collection before being prepared through the painstaking, detailed physical and mental training required to climb quickly and forge ahead safely.
Set: the beech trees and the red and yellow fir trees of the Val Dei Mocheni, an enclave in Trentino where the ancient German dialect has been preserved in the memory of some of the locals. Action! A film about fatherhood, about the father and son relationship, about childhood and growing up. About man and about the relationship with a vigorous landscape replete with colours, fragrances and shifting scenarios. A relationship that even today can be as fertile and rewarding as it was meant to be.A series of images and casual reflections carve out an artistic, human and professional path that led to the making of Andrea Segre’s feature-length film “La Prima Neve”.
A fearsome, but not lethal, natural disaster. The landslide that on 15 August 2010 swept away Campolongo, a little village in the municipality of Baselga di Pinè, in the province of Trento was violent enough to cause significant material damage, but fortunately no-one was killed or injured. Ninety thousand cubic metres of mud, stones and tree trunks swept away nineteen homes, forcing eighty-seven people to flee. It took six working days, thirty lorries and the contribution of eight hundred volunteers to reclaim the whole area.
A “minor” calamity, but one that should not be forgotten.
“I met ‘Det’ on the Lhotse, during the Cassin expedition in 1975. He was thin, with the skin on his hands as wrinkled as the bark of a larch tree, and was as quick and agile on his feet as a mountain goat. Along with Mario Curmis, he was the strongest on the expedition, never once complaining”. “Det” is Giuseppe Alippi, the great mountaineer from Lombardy, more a “man of the mountains” than an athlete, as described in the words of Reinhold Messner, in the introduction to the book.
This is a volume like few others: part story, part interview, part notebook, with a collection of beautiful drawings on a mountain theme by Luisa Rota Sperti.
After more than 80 years of climbing, hundreds of routes opened, incredible adventures, gatherings and international competitions, the Sarca Valley has become one of the world's most important places for climbing and mountaineering.
Now two famous names, major stars in climbing history on these walls, turn into writers of an encyclopaedic work which summarises all the walls and all the routes of the place Heinz Grill called - with a mixture of eloquence and romance - the “Valley of Light”.
What to put in the suitcase? Two things are needed before taking off for a long journey. Strong motivation and someone waiting for you back home.
Alessandro de Bertolini (born in Trento, Italy in 1979) has been a freelance journalist since 2006. He collaborates with the Corriere del Trentino newspaper, Trentino Industriale (Trento Industry Confederation) and mountain climbing magazines.