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Fondation Grand Paradis and the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention together to celebrate the International Mountain Day

On December 11, International Mountain Day, Fondation Grand Paradis and the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention celebrate the Alpine cultural heritage within the festival “Reading the Mountains”.

The initiative, organized by the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention since 2015, promotes a series of events dedicated to mountains and literature in various Alpine locations. The Festival merges “mountains and culture” of the Alpine territory in a single event.

Fondation Grand Paradis, Infopoint of the Alpine Convention since 2012, with its three visitor centers of the Gran Paradiso National Park in Cogne, Rhêmes-Notre-Dame and Valsavarenche, joins the initiative with the virtual event “The values of the alpine culture among the pages of mountain books”.  From December 5 to 11, on the Fondation Grand Paradis website, the presentation of Marco Albino Ferrari’s latest book: “Mia Sconosciuta” will be available online together with a video of the Alpine Convention (with Italian subtitles) to introduce to the audience its commitment for the protection and the sustainable development of the Alpine territory.

Video contents and information materials of the Alpine Convention were also available on Saturday, December 5 at the Visitor Center of the Gran Paradiso National Park of Cogne.

Marco Albino Ferrari, writer and journalist, director of “Meridiani Montagne” magazine, is an Italian reference point for the dissemination of Alpine culture. Among his publications: “Alpi segrete. Storie di uomini e di montagne” (2011), “Le prime albe del mondo. Viaggi, esplorazioni, scalate” (2014), “La via incantata. Nella natura, dove si basta a sé stessi” (2017) and “Frêney 1961. La tempesta sul Monte Bianco” (2018).

His latest book “Mia Sconosciuta” tells the great mountain, with its glaciers and high peaks, around the figure of the author’s mother, describing her passion for those pristine high-altitude landscapes, that are so threatened today.


Follow the virtual event on Fondation Grand Paradis website

Go to “Reading the Mountains” Festival website