In recent weeks, the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation has promoted and supported two training initiatives in the field; one was aimed at young people and organised by CAI Veneto, SAT and CAI Friuli Venezia Giulia and took forty youngsters to the Rolle Pass from 25 June to 1 July (guests of the Alpine School of the Guardia di Finanza) to teach them trail maintenance. The other, an annual geography course aimed at teachers, guides and CAI trainers, was organised by the Giovanni Angelini Foundation of Belluno; this year’s edition was held between Feltre and the Feltre Alps from 8 to 10 July. In both cases, the participants discovered the importance of getting to know the area by traversing and experiencing it.
learning by walking
The video narrative created for ‘Noi Dolomiti UNESCO’ features both the voices of representatives from the G. Angelini Foundation and those of the participants. The first day of the event took place on the premises of the ‘G. Dal Piaz’ high school in Feltre where numerous speakers used an interdisciplinary approach (geography, botany, geology, anthropology, history, archaeology and medicine) to address the theme of the Feltrine Alps. The next two days were spent crossing the glacial cirques of the Vette Feltrine on foot (with a stop at Dal Piaz mountain hut), and the itinerary was concluded in Val Canzoi. The event was made possible, in part, thanks to the collaboration of the Feltre CAI, the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park and the Carabinieri Forestali.
“Proud to have helped maintain this beauty”
There are also images and testimonies from ‘Campo Sentieri 2022’ which was organised by Alpine clubs from Veneto, Trentino and Friuli Venezia Giulia. With 40 participants from all over the north-east and 20 guides, many different realities came together to teach young people how to take care of mountain trails. As CAI Veneto president Renato Frigo states, “We teach the kids to love both the mountains and whatever activity they are going to do.”