A summer of high-altitude encounters of another kind

Words, rock, landscape. Participants in the “High-Altitude Encounters of Another Kind”, organised again this year by the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation, will have the opportunity to walk in the presence of the silvery wall of the Marmolada, while listening to the stories of writer Matteo Righetto, and to contemplate the pinnacles of the Brenta Dolomites, while gaining an understanding of its geological value. They will also learn how to photograph sunrises and sunsets between the Schlern and Rosengarten.

Matteo Righetto at the Falier mountain hut

As always, the mountain huts, serving as points of arrival for the participants, will play an important role. It will start on 16 July (23 July in the event of bad weather), at the Falier mountain hut, under the southern face of the Marmolada, where Dante Del Bon and his family will welcome the hikers who have placed their footsteps alongside those of Matteo Righetto, who recently published his latest novel “La stanza delle mele” for Feltrinelli. This will be a literary trek, during which the author will offer participants a series of reflections to aid them in learning how to tell the story of the mountains, as he did last year at the Città di Fiume mountain hut. The mountains have always been the co-stars in his novels. “La stanza delle mele”, for example, is set in the harsh, yet magical environment of the mountain of Fodóm (Livinallongo, Belluno) on the slopes of Col di Lana.

Geotrekking to the Agostini mountain hut

The second stop will be at the Agostini mountain hut, run by Roberto Cornella, in the Brenta Dolomites on 27 August. This time, the Dolostone itself will be the absolute star thanks to geotrekking organised in collaboration with geologists from MUSE in Trento and the Adamello Brenta Natural Park – UNESCO Geopark. Calling attention to the value of the geological heritage, as well as that of the landscape, is one of the primary objectives of the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation, which recently promoted the creation of the Dolomites World Heritage Geotrail, a route that crosses all nine systems of the Dolomites World Heritage, starting right from the Brenta Dolomites.

Photo workshop at Alpe di Tires

On 17 and 18 September, when the shadows begin to grow long at the end of the summer season, it will be time to pack your camera, choose the right lenses and head up to the Alpe di Tires – Schlern / Rosengarten mountain hut, where Stefan and Judith Perathoner will host a photographic workshop curated by Moreno Geremetta. The workshop will illustrate the secrets of sunset and sunrise from the surrounding peaks during an intense two days dedicated to people who wish to immortalize those magical moments that only the Dolomites know how to give by giving them a form in which to live forever in our memories.

For information and registration, please send an email to press@dolomitiunesco.info