The hiking and climbing program alongside the Alpine Guides starts from 4 July: proposals of varying difficulty, for experts and beginners
Eight routes of varying difficulty among some of the most beautiful views of the Lombard peaks and valleys: the 2021 program of summer excursions and rock climbing organized by the regional mountain guides and mid-mountain guides kicks off on Sunday 4 July . “For many young people and adults, especially in the city, this initiative – underlines Antonio Rossi , Undersecretary to the Presidency of the Lombardy Region with responsibility for Sport, 2026 Olympics and Major Events – represents the first real opportunity to immerse yourself fully in nature after the restrictions of in recent months linked to Covid “.
“A regaining of freedom – continues Rossi – made possible also thanks to the success of the vaccination campaign prepared by the regional council. To the many parents, interested in living this experience of sport and adventure in nature with their children, I recommend to try in addition to excursions in the parks also climbing on the cliffs. They allow, in fact, to learn about and appreciate the fauna and flora of our splendid mountains from a privileged point of view. They are tracks that offer exceptional views, of varying difficulty, therefore also suitable for beginners. Some have already been completely redeveloped with new equipment and signs that include cultural information, thanks to the funds provided by the Lombardy Council, and can be experienced in a truly complete way “.
The day for the mountains
The 2021 edition of the initiative runs from July to October. There are 24 mountain hikes in regional and national parks and 18 days of rock climbing . “All are completely free and offer experiences to be tackled in joy and safety – underlines Rossi – thanks to the presence of mountain guides and mid-mountain guides”. The start is set for Sunday 4 July, in conjunction with the Regional Day for the mountainsof Lombardy. “The program – adds the multiple Olympic champion – includes proposals suitable for everyone, from families with children aged 10 and over to expert hikers. The routes are truly fascinating. It is therefore difficult to resist being enticed to prepare the backpack to leave for a day of sport and nature on the Lombard peaks “. “Our region – concludes Undersecretary Rossi – offers countless fascinating opportunities to experience the mountains at 360 degrees and reading the events scheduled this year by the Alpine Guides initiative makes you want to leave every weekend”.
Stelvio, Val di Rezzalo: Fumero-Pontela-Rifugio la Baita (SO).
Adamello: Lago della Vacca, at the foot of the Cornone di Blumone (BS).
Upper Garda: Monte Tombea (BS).
Campo dei Fiori: from the First Chapel to the astronomical observatory (VA).
Northern Grigna: Baiedo-Piani di Nava-Riva Refuge (LC).
Monte Barro: Path No. 1, the Gran Tour of Monte Barro (LC).
Orobie Bergamasche: discovering the Conca dei Campelli and the Campione refuge (BG).
Orobie Valtellinesi: at the Baita Pioda, a privileged balcony on the 3000 orobici (SO).
The climbs will be done in the province of Sondrio: they are in Valmasino (Sasso di Remenno) and in Valchiavenna (Sasso del Drago). Even those who have never climbed can participate and the organizers will provide the necessary technical material for those without it.