The Earth that hosts us, in our opinion, should be celebrated at all times, but in reality it does not receive much recognition and especially attention, certainly not as much as it deserves.
This is why we want to support those who work every day to raise awareness and educate on the issue of climate change on our planet. From Friday, November 24 to Monday, November 27, the 20% of our revenue will be donated to the organisations: POW Italia, Trentino for Tibet, La Cordillera.
In the days between Black Friday and Cyber Monday come and shop in the Montura Stores and online at montura.com, the future of our mountains cannot be taken for granted.
SEARCHING FOR A NEW WAY... TOGETHER
“Walking along the Sentiero della Pace is much more than a trekking experience”, tells us Yuri Basilicò, founder .
Along the stages, mountains of great beauty parade before us. Adamello, Zugna, Carega, Pasubio, Lagorai... We cross them carrying in our backpacks the pages of Emilio Lussu's Un anno sull'altopiano. In these places, the contrast between the beauty of the scenery and the thought of the violence that took place here is very strong; between the simplicity of the landscapes, the cleanliness of their lines, and the redundant rhetoric of the plaques scattered among the battle sites, often signed by the same generals who sent the 'heroes of the fatherland' to slaughter.
Read the full article on our blog!
From 22 to 24 September 2023, the Sculptors' Symposium returns to La Collina di Lorenzo, in Castiglione delle Stiviere, in the province of Mantua, where the magic happens.
Some of the most important wood sculptors will enrich this place with original artworks that will remain to delight young and old visitors. Our friend and ambassador Fausto De Stefani will welcome all visitors during the symposium.
Everything will be accompanied by music - including that of the chainsaws and chisels - and the friendliness of the sculptors. Besides celebrating a convivial moment, it will also be an opportunity to raise funds for the Rarahil Memorial School in Kirtipur, Nepal.
Entrance is free of charge.
When you wear Montura clothing and footwear, you become part of a community that shares respect for others and for the environment. People who are constantly seeking a direction, new roads to follow, new emotions and experiences.
In the web series #UnoMontura we aim to share a little of our universe, telling our story in the words of our ambassadors. This is not and will not be the only opportunity to do so. Anyone who knows us will find confirmation of a constant and passionate approach to our work; to anyone meeting us for the first time in this series, we offer the warmest welcome, and an invitation to stay.
As in the previous editions, Montura, as sponsor of the Festivaletteratura of Mantua (6-10 September 2023), will enrich the programme with an unprecedented exhibition. In the magnificent Atrio degli Arcieri, one of the Palazzo Ducale’s hall, from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., will be open free of charge the exhibition dedicated to the third edition of the international contest War and Revolutionary Stories - WARS, which supports the projects of war photojournalists.
On 10 September, at 12.30 p.m., the prize-giving ceremony will also be held in the presence of the promoters of the initiative, the Atlas of Wars and Conflicts of the World, represented by the President Raffaele Crocco, and the Artistic Director of the award and well-known photojournalist Fabio Bucciarelli. The exhibition is also made possible thanks to the support of the humanitarian organisation Intersos and Unimondo.
"Anima Liquida" (Liquid Soul), a unique work of art by artist Roberto Conte, tell us the fragility of nature and human beings through an uprooted lime tree trunk and a very unique way of communicating this delicate message. Well, the trunk stripped of branches and bark, lying among the linden trees in Piazza Lega Lombarda, will be covered with the emotions that visitors to Mantua's Festivaletteratura will want to communicate. With a new skin made of engraved words, this fallen tree will be able to say new things and give voice to many people. From 6 to 10 September 2023, anyone will be able to suggest their thoughts by writing them on a postcard that can be requested from the staff present.
The work will then become collective and will represent the "liquid soul" of each of us, as well as that of the tree, in an intimate relationship between man and nature. An initiative realised by Montura, a leading Italian company in outdoor clothing and footwear, and Arte Sella, an open-air museum of excellence in Trentino, which presents over 60 installations by internationally renowned artists. It will also be possible to meet the artist Roberto Conte from Friday 8 to Sunday 10, two times a day, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
For more information on the festival visit www.festivaletteratura.it
The Festivaletteratura in Mantua is for the third year a fixed stop for fans of the Montura brand, which in addition to producing clothing and footwear for outdoor use, also produces excellent cultural containers and content, such as books, exhibitions and films. All this in line with its mission to promote mountain culture and make it accessible to as many people as possible. Given these prerequisites, it could not fail to be present at Festivaletteratura, one of the most important national events in the sector.
23 August marks the start of the 2023 edition of the festival Sounds of the Dolomites, which this year will run until 1 October with 18 concerts in Trentino's most beautiful mountains.
Montura is the main sponsor of this important initiative, in line with our commitment to promoting mountain culture and slow tourism and respect for the environment. We also wanted to give special attention to another theme very dear to us, that of inclusiveness.
Four concerts, in fact, give audiences with hearing disabilities the opportunity to enjoy a unique sensory experience, surrounded by the beauty of the Dolomites. All this thanks to technological backpacks that transfer the low frequency response directly to the listener's body.
The four concerts, which can be enjoyed by audiences with motor disabilities as well as those with hearing impairments, are those of 30 August with Frida Bollani Magoni at Malga Brenta Bassa, 8 September with La Petite Écurie at Sagron Mis, 17 September with Iva Bittova at Passo di Lavazè, and 19 September with Fabrizio Bosso and Julian Oliver Mazzarielo at Villa Welsperg.
For more information on the events visit www.visittrentino.info/en/isuonidelledolomiti
Climbers are nearly always monomaniacs with unbridled ambitions.
And we’re no exception.
In 2012, having climbed Colonne d’Ercole on the north-west side of Mount Civetta, we blew on the still-hot embers and decided to attempt a new route on Torre Trieste.
Easy to say, wonderful to dream of, but rather complicated to execute.
We started thinking about it, digesting the idea, studying the wall and the existing routes to work out whether it might be feasible… which was absolutely not a given.
In fact, we have an unhealthy tendency to self-impose limits that complicate things somewhat: not only did we want to open a route on the most stunning and famous tower in the Dolomites; we wanted it to be a route with its own logic, a route that doesn’t interfere with the classics and that respects the history of the wall; a traditional-style route that doesn’t require artificial means, and so on and so on…
Montura ambassador Alessandro De Bertolini has stacking up kilometres on his bike with the "Bike the History" project, which combines slow and sustainable travel with the discovery of the territory and its history.
A true trademark for the Trentino cycle traveller, who just a few years ago crossed the United States from south to north, always with the same philosophy, in search of new ways of living the outdoors. At the beginning of July, he set off from Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, for a journey that will take him this time to Asia for three months.
Walking on trails of great historical importance, but at the same time enjoying the natural and cultural beauty. This is the thrill one feels on the Sentiero della Pace (Peace Path), a 520 km trail that connects the Tonale Pass to the Marmolada, in Trentino, and links many places and localities along the ideal line of the Italian-Austrian front of the First World War in a single track. The team of Va' Sentiero are crossing it in these weeks to verify the trail and create awareness among the local communities.
From July 29th to August 5th 2023, Cervino CineMountain, Europe's highest-altitude international mountain film festival, returns to the foot of Mount Cervin. More precisely in Breuil-Cervinia, Valtournenche, Chamois and la Magdeleine, in the province of Aosta. Eight days of cinema and mountains, with 53 films, including 23 international premieres.
Two films in the competition supported by Montura Editing: 'Day Dream' by Alex d'Emilia and Katia Bernardi and 'L'ultima via di Riccardo Bee' by Emanuele Confortin.
The 26th edition of the Gran Paradiso Film Festival is just around the corner. From 24 July to 17 August, Aosta Valley's longest-running animal film festival returns. This year, it will be enriched with national premieres and an original soundtrack to accompany the scheduled events. From 24 to 29 July, as per tradition, it will open the dances in Cogne, in the province of Aosta, and then continue in August in various locations in the Gran Paradiso valley, including several castles, such as the well-known Introd Castle. This year's theme is 'the art of balance', and investigates that mysterious capacity of Nature not to change despite the forces it undergoes.
Montura has been supporting this cultural festival for nine editions.
For info and bookings visit www.gpff.it
On July the 22nd 2023 the science museum of Trento - MUSE celebrates 10 years of activity, and it does so together with the partners who have supported it since its opening. Montura is the only outdoor brand among the 10 Year Supporters, and this is not surprising. After all, the company has been supporting cultural and social initiatives for more than 20 years, with a particular focus on education and mountain culture. For the Italian company this is a real mission, as demonstrated by its support for other excellences in research in Italy. In addition to the MUSE, Montura is a partner of the Arte Sella open-air museum in Trentino and the Forte di Bard cultural centre in the Aosta Valley.
Access to the mountains, regardless of the level of ability, is an exceptional achievement: the natural environment is in fact one where, more than architectural barriers, those related to moral strength, character and human qualities come into play, which are often directly linked to the difficulties faced in life. A common good such as the Dolomites, recognised as such by Unesco in 2009, only truly belongs to humanity if it becomes accessible to all. This is the message that the event Brenta Open wants to convey. It will be held next July 8th and 9th in the Brenta Dolomites, with a programme full of activities.
The effects of the climate crisis are there for all to see, and its consequences are especially evident in the poorest areas of the world. The territory of Ladakh, India, despite being nestled between the Karakoram and Himalayan mountain ranges, receives very little precipitation and its water supply depends mainly on water from melting glaciers.
The snow is melting faster and faster, and this indispensable source for life is increasingly scarce, particularly in the spring months, not allowing the necessary irrigation when it is used for sowing the fields, which remain dry. In 2013, the Indian engineer Sonam Wangchuk, the founder and director of the Students Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL), thanks to an ingenious intuition, invented the 'Ice Stupa', an innovative system to create artificial glaciers capable of storing winter water in the form of cone-shaped ice mounds, reminiscent of a Buddhist pagoda.
Montura is once again supporting the Nuovi Mondi Festival, which has reached its twelfth edition . The event, born from the idea of bringing the magic of cinema and mountain culture to one of the smallest villages in Italy, with just a few dozen residents, now boasts international recognition, as well as having become a virtuous example of promoting a forgotten mountain area. This year's theme is "beyond the clouds", that is, beyond what is known, everyday, contingent, with an eye to the future, to what will be and what we want to be.
The music festival Musica sulle Apuane is back from June 10th to September 3rd, 2023, in the most evocative scenarios of the Apuan Alps, in Tuscany, Italy. Born in the footsteps of I Suoni delle Dolomiti, it brings with the same style the live music to the mountains of central Italy. There are nine shows scheduled for the 11th edition, where the locations can be reached only by foot, in full respect of the surrounding environment. As in the previous editions, classical music is the pivot of the various musical performances, which will see quartets, sextets, octets and small orchestras follow one another in the various concerts. Info and program on www.musicasulleapuane.it
Shinrin-Yoku, literally translated as 'forest bathing', is a Japanese practice that promotes immersion in nature, through all the senses, to benefit our body and mind. For those who practice outdoor activities or live in the mountains is a matter of fact, but there are some people who have never had such experiences, or have never considered doing them. Therefore, it can be a rediscovery for someone and become a natural therapy. It is with this in mind that the association La Grande Via, founded by the journalist Enrica Bortolazzi and the doctor Franco Berrino, has devised La Via delle Foreste, a retreat of one or more days in various locations in Italy that allows participants to experience the awakening of the senses through the contact with nature, food, movement and meditation: the ingredients for achieving the goal of global health. The programme is available on the website www.laviadelleforeste.it
Together with Atlas of Wars, Montura supports the third edition of the WARS International Photography Award, dedicated to photojournalists covering conflicts around the world. After the first two editions which were a great success with the participation of dozens of professionals from all over the world, the third edition promises to be even richer in projects, to which the start of new conflicts and the intensification of those already underway, such as the one in Ukraine, unfortunately contribute. The winning entries will also be featured in a touring exhibition which will open in Mantova in September 2023, Info and registration at the following link.
At 16.30 on 12 May, Nives Meroi and her husband Romano Benet, Peter Hamor (Slovakia) and Bojan Jan (Slovenia) conquered the summit of Kabru South (7,318m).
Kabru is a mountainous node in the Himalayas located on the border between eastern Nepal and India. It includes multiple peaks over seven thousand metres, including Kabru South, Kabru North (7338m) and Talung (7349m).
The four climbers arrived at the summit after making the first ascent of the west face, the new way was established without the use of supplementary oxygen and porters.
We are happy to celebrate this umpteenth milestone of our ambassadors Nives and Romano, who have always been promoters of respect and love for the mountains.
We are waiting for you at home!
In Trento, at the most important mountain film festival in the world, the movie ""L'ultima via di Riccardo Bee"", by the Veneto director Emanuele Confortin, won the Audience Award for the best mountaineering, climbing and adventure film. It is a work that does not intend to celebrate the grandeur of a climber, but aims to capture the legacy of a husband, a father, a friend forced by a sort of spell to seek an ever deeper confrontation with himself. A project born from Confortin's passion for the mountains and for the discovery of one of the most impressive wall in the Dolomites, the North Face on Monte Agner, a peak in the Pale di San Martino group, which was the baptism from a mountaineering point of view and the mountain of a lifetime for the alpinist Bee.
Montura is an Italian company that satisfies the requirements of all devotees of outdoor activities thanks to research, continuous innovation and the quality of its products. But there’s much more to the company than sports and performance, starting with its historic commitment to cultural and social projects and activities. Communication, interaction and integration between human beings and the natural world, between the mountainous regions of our planet and the people who live there, is in the DNA of Montura. It is for these reasons that we have chosen Hervé Barmasse as our new ambassador and because we believe that the person who represents Montura should have the same vision and the same intentions as we do.
“In Hervé we see the whole mountaineer, we see a person who, through passion and experience, makes himself an undisputed spokesman of the philosophy and values that our company has always promoted and defended. Hervé is able to tell anyone about our world and, above all, has made a commitment to defend it”. Claudio Marenzi – President of Montura.
Spring will arrive soon, with its colors and scents, anticipating that summer desire for escape that leads us to search for new paths towards new adventures.
Other rhythms, other conditions, the spirit that has always pushed us to seek contact with the environment also demands a renewed synergy with Nature.
Whoever you are, whatever you want to do, don't get caught unprepared. Face the next challenges in the best possible way and follow your instincts, rely on maximum technicality and performance without sacrificing comfort and style.
The Montura 2023 summer collection is now available at all Montura Stores and affiliates, and on montura.it/shop
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.
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!
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).
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".
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ResQ project is the brainchild of a small group of friends who became sick and tired of seeing thousands of migrants die in a desperate attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea and so decided to break through the wall of indifference and attempt to get involved, with one objective and one objective only: to stay human.
Keep Clean and Run for Peace is back, between Tuscany and Sardinia, to fight the pollution of our seas and bring a message of peace and attention to the environment.
From 29 April to 5 May, the 2022 edition of the eco-marathon managed by the Montura testimonial Roberto Cavallo will take place, the launch event of the "Let's clean up Europe" campaign. The plogging eco-marathon was presented last March 30 at the Ministry of Ecological Transition by Roberto Cavallo and his co-runners, who have managed to create a real movement, now recognised at national level.
In the context of the festival's 70 years of activity, there is another significant milestone, although less long-lived: it is the 15th anniversary of partnership with Montura. Also this year, from 29 April to 8 May, Montura will have its own space inside MontagnaLibri, where there will be an exhibition of the works created by the artist Gianluigi Toccafondo for the trail guides of the series dedicated by Idea Montagna to the Sentiero Italia CAI.
Last January, Simone Salvagnin, athlete of the Italian National Paraclimbing Team, and Loris Manzana, mountain guide and mountain rescue volunteer, climbed in Bletterbach, South Tyrol, in one of the most popular places for ice climbing. In this beautiful canyon, which is very important from a geological point of view, there are natural icefalls of varying difficulty. For this special occasion they made a video, with the contribution of Emozionabile, the non-profit association supported by Montura that offers emotionally involving experiences dedicated to people with disabilities.
The 16th Gorniškega Filma Festival, the most prestigious film festival on mountaineering in Slovenia, reopened its doors on 14 February 2022 in Ljubljana. Films, presentations and meetings to tell the story of mountaineering in all its facets. A festival supported by Montura, founded and directed by the mountaineer and testimonial Silvo Karo.
The athlete and Montura testimonial Daniele Cappelletti participated together with the Italian National Skyrunning team at the first edition of the SkySnow World Championships, held last 4 and 5 February 2022 in Sierra Nevada, Spain. The Italian national team was dominant, bringing home seven of the twenty-one medals up for grabs in Vertical, Classic and Combined, and taking first place in the Nations' ranking, ahead of favourite Spain and Russia. Cappelletti was also on the podium in the Combined, taking a bronze medal.
“We believe that the overheating of the climate in recent decades can be blamed on only one thing: us”. It is this knowledge that gives rise to Siberia 105°, an expedition backed by Montura involving the extreme traveller, explorer and Montura ambassador Dino Lanzaretti and the adventurer and ultrarunner Stefano Gregoretti.
Tuscany Trail, the largest bikepacking event in the world that takes place every year in Tuscany, will be renewed in 2022 with a new and even more exciting route through postcard-perfect hilly landscapes and centuries-old villages.
At Ger Camp in the Chingeltei district of the city of Ulan Bator in Mongolia, work to start soon. The funds have been raised thanks to donations for a unique jacket, the Sashiko Jacket, which can still be booked through the website www.sashikojacket.com until 31/12/2021, and from the tour of the creator of the solidarity project "Ger for Life", anthropologist David Bellatalla, who presented his masterpiece, "Il Grande Viaggio", written in four hands with Stefano Rosati, throughout Italy this summer, which is delivered against a voluntary donation to the project.
More than 160 photojournalists from more than 37 different countries took part in the second edition of Wars, the international award for war and revolutionary stories organised by Associazione 46 Parallelo and Montura, sponsor of the award, together with the NGO Intersos and Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino. Two categories in the competition this year: in addition to the traditional one devoted to conflicts and humanitarian emergencies, there is a new one dedicated to stories about Covid-19 in the world.
Montura is the main sponsor of the first edition of the Cervino Matterhon Ultra Trail, a unique trail around the most beautiful mountain in the Alps, which will take place on July 15, 2022 at Breuil-Cervinia (168 km, 13130 m D+). Registrations are already open on the official website.
A year after the last exciting World Cup stage, the ski mountaineering world championships will once again make a stop in Pontedilegno and the Tonale Pass, where the event will also officially start. The competition is from 16 to 19 December and the programme is available on the official website.
On 1 and 2 October 2021 the Dolomiti Rescue Race returns, X Edition, a race reserved for mountain and cave rescue organizations and associations, with technical and endurance tests on the slopes of Monte Antelao. Organized by the Cnsas of Pieve di Cadore, Belluno, it welcomes teams from all over Italy and foreign mountain rescue teams, driven by the same spirit of solidarity.
WARS si back. War and Revolutionary Stories is the photojournalistic contest created by Associazione 46°Parallelo/Atlante delle Guerre e dei Conflitti del Mondo and Montura, with the support of Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino and of Intersos.
WARS is an award dedicated to photojournalists that cover conflicts, crisis and emergencies all over the world, aiming to support professionals in the field. Due to restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic many photojournalists changed their plans for covering the impact of such an emergency.
The third Lead World Cup of the 2021 season concluded in Chamonix, France, where our athlete Laura Rogora achieved first place in the women’s finals.
In the women’s final, with the only top of the night, Laura added a second World Cup gold medal to her collection, having won the sole World Cup of the season last year in Briançon, France. The 20-year-old also won silver at the previous stop of the 2021 World Cup Series tour in Villars, Switzerland.
In the city of Trento, Italy, thanks to an unprecedented project hosted from 19 June to 19 September by Palazzo delle Albere, with the main sponsorship of Montura, it will be possibile to admire the photos of Steve McCurry. It is dedicated to the lands and the mountain people, in fact "Terre Alte" is a journey through the altitudes of the world.
On 12-13 of June 2021, at the Lausen Refuge in the Lessini Mountains, the 7th edition of BAM! is back in the Campfire version: few (but good), all on their bicycles, all in their tents under the stars. This is an event sponsored by Montura.
For the second time in the history of this young race, sponsored by Montura, the winners are not Italian. And, as in 2013, the winner is the 37-year-old Bon Mardion from Areches-Beaufort in France, this time in pairs with Jacob Herrmann, 33-year-old Austrian from Werfenweng. Among the women, as predicted, the strongest team is composed by the young Giulia Murada and Giulia Compagnoni of the Italian Centro Sportivo Esercito. It has been an incredible edition of Adamello Ski Raid, in a difficult year and with some last second defections. The track was not the usual one, but nevertheless very interesting with its 34 km and 3180 metres vertical drop for the Men and 30 km and 2560 metres vertical drop for the Women.
"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 pact": that exists between all women, which underlies the...
Italy is skialp world champion in the senior women's relay at the Arinsal World Championships in Andorra. On 3rd of March 2021 the team composed of the Montura athlete Ilaria Veronese, Alba De Silvestro and Mara Martini grabbed the gold medal with a time of 37: 00.20. The second place went to the French team while the third place to the Swiss team.
“It is a day to remember, all three of us gave our best – says Ilaria Veronese. We believed so much in the gold medal, but at the World Cup you can't take anything for granted.
The film Kinnaur Himalaya, directed by Emanuele Confortin and sponsored by Montura Editing, won the renowned "Mountain Wilderness” Prize at the 38th Torello Mountain Film Festival.
The jury awarded the prize to the film that best represents the protection of the environment.
Kinnaur is a tribal district in the Indian Himalayas located on the fragile border between India and China.
The Bolivian Cholitas climbers will be in the spotlight in the summer of 2021 with a tour of the Dolomites, where they will climb several peaks and meet people, Covid permitting.
The event will be organised by Montura in collaboration with the Feminist Hiking Collective, Sportfund fondazione per lo sport Onlus and Dolomiti Open.
From 1st to 5th February 2021 Montura will attend ISPO Munich Online 2021, the largest Outdoor Winter fair in the world, this edition held only in digital version.
Montura will present the new 2021 Fall/Winter collection for apparel, footwear and accessories, to meet the needs of all Outdoor enthusiasts.
During the World Championships, Milla will be on skis “wearing Montura” - in comic book format - alongside Corty, the friendly red squirrel mascot of Cortina 2021, both ready to embody the values of inclusivity and equality inherent in the nature of every sport.
On 18 January 2021, registration opens for Tuscany Trail, the biggest bikepacking event in the world, which will take place on 30 May in Tuscany, to discover breathtaking landscapes and villages. The event consists of a single 500 km stage in which participants, on average more than 1,000 per year, are free to decide how many km to ride each day.
Combining culture and solidarity is one of the objectives of MONTURA EDITING, MONTURA's "publishing house" and creative workshop that, over the course of twenty years, has produced, supported and distributed over 200,000 books, often with the aim of raising funds for solidarity projects. Books published during 2020 have confirmed this direction. If you put "Il Grande Viaggio" (The Great Journey) by David Bellatalla and Stefano Rosati under the tree at Christmas, you are supporting the "Una Ger per tutti" (A Yurt for Everyone) project in Ulan Bator, Mongolia; with Enrico Tettamanti's "Feeling on Top of the World" help is given to the Rarahil Memorial School in Kirtipur, Nepal; and proceeds from "Sulle Ande con le scarpe bucate" (On the Andes with Holes in their Shoes) go to the Operation Mato Grosso's missions in Peru. By making a 'free and responsible' donation towards the project linked to the book, you can receive a free copy either in a Montura Store or by writing to [email protected].
The Natural Park Trail (Cammino Naturale dei Parchi) is a 430-km-long route along the Apennine mountain chain in central Italy, leading from Rome to L'Aquila, through seven Protected Natural Areas. The trail has been fully described in the guidebook Guida al Trekking - Cammino Naturale dei Parchi (link to the page of the book on the website... to be updated?) and the first large-scale (1:35,000) hiking map of the third week of the trail is now available. This includes the six daily stages that lead from Corvaro to Accumoli, crossing the province of Rieti from south to north, for a total of more than 100 km of walking and altitudes that reach 1888 m on Monte Nuria, the highest point of the entire Natural Park Trail.
Together again: MONTURA and Soccorso Alpino (Mountain Rescue). On the basis of the interest shown by the Directorate of the National Alpine and Cave Rescue Corps (CNSAS), the winner was MONTURA together with KONG spa. The winning brand will be promoted in the "Press Review", "Newsletter" and will also appear on the "Site publications" of the same press review in the "News - Press Review" section of the official website. This is a way of continuing to support the valuable work of rescuers and also of carrying on the countless collaborations established over the years - from supplies and regional delegations to cultural and social activities, such as support for the film "No Room for Mistakes" and the much-appreciated 2021 Bolzano regional delegation calendar.
The Cholitas, the amazing Bolivian women from the Aymara ethnic group, were the real stars of 2020: their story, told in the film of the same name by Jaime Murciego and Pablo Iraburu, produced by Arena Comunicaciòn of Pamplona, has delighted and moved audiences all over the world, winning a number of awards at all major film festivals in the sector - from Trento to Banff, from Ljubljana to Cervinia. A story of resilience, social redemption and the fight against all forms of discrimination. But also a new interpretation of the relationship with nature and the mountains, recounted by people who are truly beautiful. But the Cholitas Escaladoras Maya have not stopped at appearing in a film.
The South face of the Marmolada, the Scacciadiavoli route, climbing with Geremia Vergoni: Rolando Larcher, one of the best Italian climbers of recent decades, takes stock of his life. His view of the mountain does not just consist of levels and difficulties but, above all, of friendship, ethical choices, human values, and both beautiful and difficult moments shared with the other mountaineers he has climbed with. Re-watch Pietro Bagnara's "Rolly" (Open Circle), a film that toured the world at the most important festivals, by clicking here.
Adam Ondra completed today’s finals in Briançon, France. He kept the first place in Lead climbing continuously form the qualification and managed to defend it despite the semi-finals doubts regarding possible stepping on the bolt.
A historical victory for Laura Rogora too in Briançon for the final cup where she proved all her huge talent.
The 19-year-old Italian climber won reaching the first place at the final competition as Janja Garnbret did some minutes before with the same results. The two young athletes went through a playoff based on their results of the semifinal where Laura demonstrated to have something extra compared to all her rival competitors.
For Laura Rogora, as for other great climbers, 2020 is no longer an "Olympic" year. However, a sense of achievement is still present. As soon as Laura was "freed" from lockdown, Montura's top athlete - and, for several months now, also a "Fiamme Oro” athlete with the State Police - overcame another challenge by climbing "Pure Dreaming Plus", a 9a+ route.
Another record for the Youth Bouldering and Lead Climbing World Champion and Lead Climbing European Champion. Originally from Rome, where she started climbing at a very young age with her father Enrico, Laura now lives in Trentino, where she spends most of the year between classrooms at the University of Trento, the barracks in Val di Fiemme and the rock faces of Arco.
The Mezzocorona Mountain in Trentino will host a new World Record attempt for positive elevation gain on 17-18 October. The protagonist is Daniele Cappelletti, a Montura Trail Team runner.
Daniele has been an athlete for several years for the Skyrunning National Team (FISKY). He won the Italian 2019 Skyrace Championship and was a silver medalist at the Italian Skymarathon 2019 Championship. He also won the silver team medal at the Skyrunning World Championship during the last season.
Postponed due to Covid-19, the 68th edition of the Trento Film Festival has been rescheduled and will now take place from 27 August to 2 September 2020. For many years, Montura has been the main partner of this highly regarded international festival dedicated to film and mountain culture.
Since 1952, the Festival has brought leading figures, works, new proposals and trends to Trento. This "institution" is active all year round through the "365" project and this year has moved and reorganised all events from the traditional dates at the beginning of May to new dates between August and September.
Culture in nature? Sports in nature? Naturally, Montura! What could be more enjoyable than walking on the edge of a forest, with its sweet-scented flowers, mountain breeze and the silhouette of an artwork on the horizon moving closer, showing the creativity of a great artist?
A location for everybody exists. It can be found in Trentino and is called "Arte Sella".
For over thirty years this extraordinary "art park", which can be reached from a side valley of Valsugana, has been host to dozens of world-famous artists, thousands of visitors and countless art, music and literature events.
The team setting out is incredibly united, a group of friends as well as climbing partners, guaranteeing success and enjoyment. The lineup is Rolando Larcher, Luca Giupponi and Nicola Sartori.
Rolando's report reads: “To understand the style and the stone, we make a few attempts at the cliff and, once we've chosen a wall, the next day we start working on our route. We open in the usual way: from the bottom, climbing free, using natural protection as far as possible and then spaced bolts without A0 pitches. A difficult style to use on such a delicate rock. In fact the few existing routes were opened from above or at best from below, but with the deplorable use of removable bolts.
Great result obtained by the very young crew of Arkanoè by Montura in Portoroz, where the inaugural fraction of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series on the weekend 5th-7th April took place, a five-stage circuit that will lead the crews to the highlight of the season, the World Championships in Villasimius (5th-12th October).
Portoroz, Slovenia, 9th April 2019 - The participation of the Arkanoè by Montura crew at the first event of the 2019 season of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Portoroz ended with an excellent bronze: Sergio Caramel's crew, assisted by the very young Filippo Orvieto, has been able to interpret well the light and unstable wind conditions that characterized the weekend in the Bay of Piran, always facing the teams that have been writing the history of the Melges 24 Class for years.
Three young mountaineers are organising a joint expedition along the longest hiking trail in the world that will be shared in real time on social media, in the aim of creating buzz around the Italian highlands. When these three first discovered that the longest hiking trail in the world - The Sentiero Italia (Italy trail) - is actually in Italy (crosses the entire boot) in 2017, they decided to set up the Va’ Sentiero project.
Va’ Sentiero is a sociocultural and environmental project that stemmed from the mountaineers’ intimate desire to discover their own country by trekking along the mountain ridge. The project aims to get the community involved, by making the journey a participatory experience that is open to all.
This year, Montura has decided to support FAI (the National Trust of Italy) by subscribing to its Corporate Golden Donor company membership programme.
Together with FAI, we want to undertake a large conservation project which is also an ambitious cultural challenge: to make Italy a more beautiful place to live, work and raise our children. In fact, the environmental and cultural heritage that FAI protects and promotes, is a world-unique heritage and a fundamental resource in which we must invest, in order to restore, develop and promote our wonderful country.
Portoroz, Slovenia, 3rd April 2019 - The season of monotype of the Melges 24 opened on Stage 1 of the AlpeAdria Cup, one of the boats that, more than twenty years after its debut on the regatta fields, still proves to be among the most dynamic and appreciated monotypes in the international sailing scene.
Twelve Italian, Slovenian, Croatian and Hungarian flag teams participated in the event hosted by the Portoroz Marina, completing a total of six races in moderate wind conditions between 8 and 12 knots.
Sergio Caramel's Arkanoè by Montura (ITA-809) won the two days race, who with a series of 1, 1, 2, 2, UFD (scrap) and 1, closes reaching 7 total points.
On Monday 11th February the twelve episodes of the TV series THE WOODY ARK, conducted by Maria Grazia Cucinotta and Mingo de Pasquale, will be available on Amazon Prime Video. The series talks about people connected to each other by a common scenario: the mountains and the choice of the extreme. The mountain is the omnipresent theater and the key to interpret these twelve stories, for which it is both a complicit and a terrible companion, the background of a life and a vision of life, original and very personal: the challenge of going beyond the limits, the evaluation and prevention of risk and the desire to follow one's passion, become the main drivers.
The Fraglia della Vela Sailing Club, one of the most prestigious and dynamic clubs on a national and international level, was founded in 1928. Numerous competitions are organized annually and a large-scale collaboration with Montura was established in 2018. Fraglia della Vela holds the Guinness World Record for hosting the monotype sailing regatta with the most boats: The Garda Optimist Meeting is held every spring and 1,200 promising young sailors from all over the world participate.
The 90th anniversary of the founding of Fraglia della Vela is being celebrated on Saturday 24 November and a new multipurpose facility at the disposal of the sailing club will be inaugurated as well.
For years Montura has dressed many sailors who value high quality clothing, and last year the firm launched its dedicated “Keep Sailing” line. It helps top athletes like Gaetano Mura and Enrico Zennaro to achieve their dreams, as well as promising teams such as the Melges 24 “Arkanoè Aleali by Montura” and charity projects like “Diversamente Marinai”. Now the firm has signed a new technical sponsorship deal with one of the most important international sailing clubs, consolidating its presence in this sport too.
The club is the “Fraglia Vela Riva”, founded 90 years ago by Gabriele D’Annunzio, who invented its name by combining “fratellanza” (brotherhood) and “famiglia” (family).
The classic golf movement is called the “Swing”, and this is MONTURA’s response to a growing demand among practitioners of the sport for a way to protect themselves from bad weather without resorting to technical garments which hamper movement. This new product has been developed over the past few years by selecting the best raw materials and designing a garment in line with the company’s tagline, “the ergonomic equipage”, while also drawing on information gathered at the top, from the advice of professionals and the collaboration of Gigi Camurati, one of the world’s Top 100 World Clubmakers in 2015.
Once completed, the “Swing Jacket” immediately proved to be extremely supple and high-performing. But only trials on the course could give the final outcome.
Prague/Norway - Sep 5, 2017 – Yesterday, Adam Ondra made a little piece of climbing history. He finished his project in the Hanshelleren Cave, Flatanger, Norway and established the world’s first 9c route, currently the hardest and only route of this grade in the world.
After succeeding at Dawn Wall last year when he repeated the route in a very fast time, the Czech climber Adam Ondra once again set new limits of rock climbing when he successfully sent his project of 9c route in the spectacular Hanshelleren Cave in Norway.Adam has not yet named the route though he has used the working title Project Hard on many occasions in the past. He bolted the route in 2013 and focused on it last year and also this year’s entire season. He made seven trips to Norway and in total spent months there.