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“On the Trails of the Glaciers” at “ECOMUNICA”

Fabiano Ventura, presdident of Macromicro, will be one of the protagonists of “ECOMUNICA”, the first forum on recycling and renewable energy take will take place in Rome, from Sept 29 to Oct 2nd 2011, in the prestigious location of Piazza del Popolo.
“ECOMUNICA” is an interesting and unique container aimed at divulgating and communicating the value [...]

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“Caucasus 2011″: The second expedition has been concluded

Started on July 28th, the photographic-scientific expedition “Caucasus 2011”, which interested the georgian side of the Caucasus range, was concluded on September, 1st.
Four main glaciers examined; twenty comparative’ photographs realized with the same perspective used to shoot images from the first pioneers more than 120 years ago; several ablations sticks positioned; two data logger installed; [...]

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Documentary “On the Trails of the Glaciers” on German TV channel “Arte”

Documentary “On the Trails of the Glaciers” on German TV channel “Arte”
The documentary “On the Trails of the Glaciers”, describing the activities of the first expedition hold in Karakorum in 2009, will be shown on the TV channel Arte in German language:
-          on Saturday, 3rd September 2011 at 20:15
-          on Sunday , 4th September 2011 [...]

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Climbing Banguriani mountain (3885 m)

Days went too fast. I still have clear memories of the departure, with its usual load of anxiety, curiosity and excitement, and I already find myself planning the last hours of the expedition. In the next days the team will split in three to conclude the activities in our schedule: Riccardo will recover the data [...]

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Glaciers from the top: helicopter explorations

Last Monday we had the opportunity to observe the Svanetia’s glaciers from a unique and fascinating point of view: the sky. Thanks to the long and friendly work of the Georgiana and Italian Ambassadors, the Georgian Ministry of Defense and Environment allowed us to utilize an helicopter that was in the region for some military [...]

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Ascent of mount Lashkdilar 3325 m

Through the path that leads up to an altitude of2700 meters,  we reach the plateaus that stand over the Mestia village, where we spend the night in order to reach some wonderful small lakes. From there, we follow the path that leads us to the summit of the Lashkdilar mountain. Thanks to the flat and [...]

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Lardaadi Adishi, a huge icefall

Sometimes, a second is enough to catch the moment in a wonderful photograph; other times it takes time and tenacity. To remake the masterly Vittorio Sella’s image of Lardaadi Adishi, one of the most spectacular Svanetia’s glaciers, we were forced to make a tough 3-days expedition, with porters and horses.
During the wonderful mid-august day we [...]

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Second mission on the glaciers

Saturday, Aug 6th, 6am. We are finally leaving for our second mission on the Svanetia glaciers, the unexplored land that spreads in the Georgian northwest. This region is surrounded by some of the highest mountain in Caucaso, with peaks never below3000 meters, often higher than5000 meters, like the Skhara’ mountain with its 5201 meters.
Riccardo, Kenneth, [...]

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