Sustainable Outdoor Days

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SUSTAINABLE OUTDOOR DAYS 2019

BASE Milano, October 17th-20th

MILANO MONTAGNA WEEK 2019

Following the success of Festival & Fuori Festival 2018, this year Milano Montagna Week is born: a full week of events spread throughout the city, from 14th to 20th of October.

The four days at BASE Milano will be dedicated to epic adventures, great athletes and international premieres, plus a special section on environmental sustainability – hence the new name: Sustainable Outdoor Days.
Admission is free.

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For the third year in a row, we are happy to have CAI Milano as partner of the event. SKIALPER magazine will renew the partnership as main media partner of the event and, for the first time, Focus will be our media partner.

Many international guests will take the stage of BASE Milano, from the Career Piolet d’Or Krzysztof Wielicki to mountaineer Cala Cimenti. The disabled athlete Tom Belz., the Olympic medalist Marco Aurelio Fontana and also the star chef Davide Oldani, Aaron Durogati, Caro North, Michele Boscacci, Ettore Personnettaz, Alba De Silvestro, Shanty Cipolli, Nadir Maguet and many more will be with us at BASE Milano.

There will also be international movie premieres, such as The Fifty by Cody Townsend and Bjarne Salén and Rotpunkt from Patagonia, as well as great retrospectives, such as Blizzard of Aahhh’s by Greg Stump and Cumbre, Fulvio Mariani’s masterpiece.

Milano Montagna Library will be back with an ever-growing collection of books and many authors will present their books on mountaineering, outdoor sports, great characters and climate change.

Nature, our increasingly fragile mother, has always been at the core of Milano Montagna and the 2019 edition will be entitled to Fragile Nature: epic, ethics, aesthetics.

On Friday October 18th we will offer a glimpse into the theme of sustainability, combining the screening of the film Treeline with the speeches by Giorgio Vacchiano, among the 11 scientists in the world who, according to Nature, “are leaving a mark”, and Valentina Bosetti, professor of Climate Change Economics at Bocconi University.

During the Sustainable Outdoor Days, Sunday 20th October will be entirely dedicated to the issues of environmental sustainability and circular economy.
Guests will include university professors and researchers such as Michele Freppaz, athletes and videomakers such as Luca Albrisi and also groups of young activists.

The Sustainable Sunday programme will be enriched by the experts of LTER-Italy, who will illustrate how citizens can be involved in scientific observation with “smart” tools, and by the speech of Alex Weller, who will present “Patagonia Action Works“, the new platform that connects people with the world of non-profit associations that deal with biodiversity, climate change, water, land or community.

At BASE, as every year, there will be the opportunity to engage in sport activities, such as yoga, alpine skiing – thanks to a simulator made available by FISI Milano – and, above all, sport climbing: an indoor bouldering wall will host a contest run by Manga Climbing, while in the courtyard there will be a lead climbing wall thanks to CAI Milano (walls are for everyone!).

For the first time, we will develop a project with the Department of Sport Science of the University of Milan and their students will support the various sports activities held at BASE.

Our contest for emerging videomakers, Milano Montagna Video Awards, is back. Last edition was attended by more than 500 directors from all over the world and this year, for the fourth editon, we present a new category: Open your eyes. Focus on climate change.

During the Days, we will present our new project Freeride Ski Museum with a temporary exhibition of 35 iconic skis, milestones of off-piste skiing.

The Sustainable Outdoor Days are a free event, suitbale for schools and families, where every visitor can experience (as an active protagonist or as a spectator) activities that suit their own interests and tastes.

ATHLETES

The first of our international guests is the Piolet d’Or Carrière Krzysztof Wielicki. Together with his story, the ones of the alpinist Cala Cimenti, the disabled alpinist Tom Belz, the Olympic biker Marco Aurelio Fontana, Aaron Durogati, Caro North, Michele Boscacci, Tof Henry, Ettore Personnettaz, Alba De Silvestro, Shanty Cipolli, Nadir Maguet and many others.

Atleta: Tof Henry

FILMS

The Days will host many international premieres, such as The Fifty by Cody Townsend and Bjarne Salén and Rotpunkt by Patagonia, together with great retrospectives, such as Blizzard of Aahhh’s by Greg Stump and Cumbre, the masterpiece of Fulvio Mariani. Moreover, The Collective by Etienne Mérel, Treeline by Jordan Manley, Tof Henry with Born in Chamonix, From the Alps to the Sea by Mattia Fogliani, Heatseeker by Nico Vuigner and many others!

Pic from Treeline the film

ACTION SPORT AND EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS

Just like every year, there will be room for action sport, such as yoga lessons with Alberto Milani and alpine skiing on the simulator of FISI Milano, but above all sport climbing, both on an indoors structure for bouldering and an outdoors lead wall by CAI Milano (our partner for the third year in a row). Big news: this year, on Friday 18th of October, we’ll host a bouldering comp organized by Manga climbing.

Schools will be involved for a morning of approach to sport activity, to a healthy lifestyle and to an environmentally responsible behaviour, which is respectful of mountains and nature.

BOOKS AND MILANO MONTAGNA LIBRARY

Many and many authors, this year, are presenting their books about alpinism, outdoor, sport, great stories but also climate changes. Among them, Enrico Camanni, Emanuele Confortin, Luigi Tassi, Andrea Gallo, Francesca Berardo, Marco Furlani, Alessandro Gogna, Marco Berti, Eugenio Cipriani, Caio Comix, Alberto Paleari, Emanuele Schmidt and Marco Albino Ferrari. This year the Milano Montagna Library is back with a richer collection of books.

GREEN CORNER

In the Sala Blu of BASE Milano a “Green Corner” will be set up in order to host, from Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th of October, the Patagonia Action Works station, where the participants will have the possibility to explore this new platform thought to get in touch with the world of no-profit associations. From Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th of October, the Green Corner will also host THE CLEAN OUTDOOR MANIFESTO for sustainable outdoor activities as a means of environmental consciousness, together with some of its first signers, such as the activist Luca Albrisi.

EXHIBITIONS

During the Days, we will present the Freeride ski museum, a unique project created in order to promote the spirit and the technology of freeride, celebrating the design and the innovations that have turned off-piste skiing into a more accessible, funnier and more creative activity. The museum will offer a voyage through 35 iconic skis that have made the story of the last 80 years of off-piste skiing, portrayed by Tomaso Clavarino for the online catalogue and narrated through their design and the stories of who projected and used them for descents that are still unforgettable.

SCIENCE & SUSTAINABILITY

Sunday, October 20th, will be entirely dedicated to environmental sustainability and circular economy.

Guests will include university professors and researchers such as Michele Freppaz, athletes and videomakers such as Luca Albrisi and also groups of young activists.

The Sustainable Sunday programme will be enriched by the participation of LTER-Italy experts, who will illustrate how citizens can be involved in scientific observation with “smart” tools, and by the speech of Alex Weller, who will present “Patagonia Action Works”, the new platform that connects people with the world of non-profit associations that deal with biodiversity, climate change, water, land and communities. In addition to the Sustainable Sunday, on Friday October 18th we will host Giorgio Vacchiano and Valentina Bosetti.

VIDEO AWARDS

More than 500 directors from all over the world joined the Video Awards fourth edition. This year, together with the categories Mountain, adventure and sport and Mountain, nature and culture, there will be a new and very special category: Open your eyes. Focus on climate change. Jury President: Guido Perrini.

MILANO MONTAGNA WEEK 2019

Following the success of Festival & Fuori Festival 2018, this year Milano Montagna Week is born: a full week of events spread throughout the city, from 14th to 20th of October.

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