Sunday, 22 June 2008

Over the top: SuperAlp2 celebrates its final day

After the impressive hike from Val Fiscalina/Fischleintal to Rifugio Auronzo, on June 22nd the group left the hut in a beautiful sunny day, direction Passo Cibiana.
The last day of SuperAlp! led participants to the top of Monte Rite, where a first World War fort has been transformed by the famous alpinist Reinhold Messner into a mountain museum.
Some one hour and a half took participants hiking there, where Reinhold Messner was waiting for the group.
After visiting the museum and enjoying the amazing view of the Dolomites, the SuperAlp! 2008 edition ended meeting 19 local mountain farmers, discussing with them the present situation of mountain agriculture and its possible future in the frame of the Protocol Mountain Agriculture of the Alpine Convention.
The very first assessment of the event is more than positive.
The Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention would like to thank all the participants and supporters, the Austrian Ministry of the Environment, the Aut. Region Trentino/Alto Adige-Südtirol, the French Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Planning, the Province of Belluno and all public bodies and private sponsors that allowed the implementation oh the project.
Who knows… see you next year?