Sponsor e Partner
Places don’t belong to people: people belong to places, and we belong to the Dolomites.
We were born as mountaineers looking for something different. We strived for better equipment – and so we started making our own. Times have changed, and so have the needs of mountaineers. But our passion is the same.
Mountains are a place where you express your true self. They are a constant call for purity, something you just can’t dodge. Here we join experience and imagination, blend tradition and innovation to engineer equipment intended to change the game.
We stand with people who shape the future of mountain sports. People whose imagination challenges the status quo. Living life to the fullest or pushing limits, chasing a dream or dreaming bigger: it doesn’t matter how far they go. It is about how they go.
With over 11.400 employees in 50 offices across the world, Garmin is a leader in producing navigation industry products. It develops superior quality products for various industries and athletic activities such as automotive, aviation, outdoor, trekking, and mountaineering. Smart watches and wearables with health and indoor or outdoor sport monitoring functions, satellite navigators, navigation instruments, high tech aviation tools, and action and dash cams are just some of the products that the American company offers.
Club Alpino Italiano
The Italian Alpine Club: an association with over 150 years of history.
Established on October 23rd, 1863 in Torino – even though it can be affirmed that its ideal foundation was on the 12th of August of the same year, during the famous ascent to Monviso by Quintino Sella, Giovanni Barracco, Paolo e Giacinto di Saint Robert – the Club Alpino Italiano is a free national association that, as expressed in article 1 of its Charter, “has alpinism at its heart in every one of its forms, the knowledge and study of the mountains, especially the Italian ones, and the protection of their natural environment.”
Società Guide Alpine Courmayer
The first Alpine Guide Society established in Italy. It was one of the first organisations to promote and make known the mountains and, in particular, mountaineering. In 1850, the trailblazers of this noble profession united with the goal of materialising - through a fixed prestigious structure - an expertise that had become the cornerstone of alpine tourism. Since then, many Guides have carried in high esteem the name of the Courmayeur Society. Some were more famous than others, but they were all pushed by the same desire to share their passion for the mountains with others.
Viaggio Solo Andata
A project as out of the ordinary as M4810 can’t be kept hidden: it must be recounted.
To do so, we needed someone that could bring together the capacity of multimedia storytelling with love for adventure and for challenges. This is Viaggiosoloandata.it.
Ilaria Cazziol, a copywriter and digital specialist, and Marco Mignano, a photographer and programmer - after having recounted their own journey across the world to the Everest base camp - are the partners that will accompany Methodos on this trip. They will share the adventure through photos, videos, and text on Europe’s – and Change Management’s – highest summits.
IMS - Istituto di Medicina dello Sport Milano
The Sports Medicine Institute of Milan (L’Istituto di Medicina dello Sport di Milano, IMS) is the only one in the province that offers athletic fitness visits with the Italian Federation of Sports Doctors (Federazione Medico Sportiva Italiana, FMSI), the medical federation of the Italian National Olympic Committee (Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano, CONI), appointed to safeguard the health of athletes. These visits are offered to many athletic organisations and important national and international level athletes of Italian Sports Federations and of the most prestigious Clubs.
With nine Clubs in Milano, it is the first Italian fitness group with more than 30 years of experience and over 35,000 active members. GetFit’s mission is to help people feel good through personalised plans that allow them to reach optimal psycho-physical levels while avoiding extreme exercise.
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is the only global organization dedicated to the study of lung cancer. Founded in 1974, the association's membership includes more than 7,500 lung cancer specialists in over 100 countries.
IASLC members work to enhance the understanding of lung cancer among scientists, members of the medical community and the public. IASLC publishes the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, a valuable resource for medical specialists and scientists who focus on the detection, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.
The IASLC mission is:
to embrace the study of the etiology, epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and all other aspects of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies
to provide education and information about lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies to IASLC members, to the medical community at large, and to the public
to use all available means to eliminate lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies as a health threat for the individual patient and throughout the world
Processes of change that generate sustainability.
Innovative methods capable of aggregating the best resources.
These are the elements, which characterize both the attitude of WWF and that of Methodos, to make this partnership a point of pride for the M4810 project.
Methodos has been close to WWF Italy for many years and, in the frame of M4810, has identified the way to be actively involved in its mission, starting environmental research activities in the field during ascension, based on the collection of data of scientific interest.
The observation and understanding of the context and the identification of improvement strategies are key features of the mindset for the consultancy company and also for the environmental organization.
GBC Mountain is the first European insurance company entirely dedicated to mountain risks, born from the merger of Diot Montagne and 24hAssistance. Our team of experts combines the skills of the two companies, exporting knowledge of exclusive insurance products throughout Europe.
We do not only insure snowboarders and skiers, but also professionals and ski instructors.
We are not mountain insurers, but mountain enthusiasts who deal with insurance!
It is the first peak over 3.000m of our project
Mont Fallère is found in the Grand Combin Alps in the Aosta Valley.
Found between the Gran San Bernardo Valley and the Valdigne, it’s a great introduction to the magical world of the 3000s. Mont Fallère, situated in the heart of the Aosta valley, proposes a 360° panorama of all the Aosta valley peaks. Its layout is not the be underestimated, but overall it doesn’t present great difficulties, even if we need to be really careful in the final part of the ridge.
We go up in two stages: the first day up to the Fallère Hut; the second day we arrive at the summit and then we go down to the valley.
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Our first alpinistic climb to a summit
Pointe Léchaud (3.128m) is located along the borderline between Italy (Valle d'Aosta) and France (Savoy).
It is located south of the Col de la Seigne (2.512m) between the Veny Valley and the Savoy Valley of the Glaciers.
We climb in two stages: on the first day we walk from La Visaille to the Elisabetta Soldini Hut (2.195m); on the second day up to the top and back to La Visaille.
From the hut we go up to the Col Chavannes (2.603m); from the hill we have to leave the marked path that begins to descend into the Chavannes valley, following a path on the right that crosses the very steep eastern slope of Mount Lechaud. The trail continues on the right, again not far from the crest of Mount Lechaud and crosses a small valley of stones or snow, reaching the wide basin where the Chavannes Glacier is located. Once we have put on crampons, we set foot on the glacier going diagonally to the left. From this point we gradually turn to the right pointing directly to the top, which can be reached by overcoming some easy rocky steps. What we see is a vast and spectacular panorama on the Italian side of Mont Blanc.
Crossing the Gigante glacier towards the Aiguille du Midi
Although it may seems like a "scenic walk", the Vallée Blanche should not be underestimated, as it is an itinerary that involves crossing the Gigante glacier. It is always necessary to be accompanied by an Alpine Guide who knows the itinerary very well and knows how to avoid the dangers.
We go up by cable car to Punta Helbronner (3.462m), we wear harnesses and crampons and we tie ourselves together.
The first section makes us lose altitude and then we start to climb towards the Aiguille du Midi. The last section includes the ascent of the snow-covered ridge of the Aiguille du Midi, reaching 3.842m.
The return is with the panoramic cable car which takes us back to Punta Helbronner.
The Gran Paradiso is the only mountain over 4000m that is fully on Italian territory
The Gran Paradiso is the only mountain over 4000m that is fully on Italian territory. A classic and fascinating climb: after a first part on ice, to be able to reach the peak marked by a statue of the Virgin Mary, you must pass some simple rocky crossings.
2 full-immersion days of technical alpine skill training on Monte Rosa
The Monte Rosa is a mountain range that is found in the Pennine Alps, along the watershed line between Italy (on the border of the Aosta valley and Piedmont) and Switzerland. It gives name to the Monte Rosa Alps supergroup, which in turn is composed of various important groups and subgroups, east of the Cervino and south-east of the Mischabel range. It is the most extended range in the Alps, and second in height after the Mont Blanc. It is the highest mountain in Switzerland and the second in Italy, and has the highest average height, containing 9 of the 20 highest peaks of the chain.
Mont Blanc (Monte Bianco in Italian) is a mountain situated in the North-occidental Alps, in the Graian Alp range, on the watershed line between the Aosta valley (val Veny and val Ferret in Italy), and Haute-Savoie (the Arve valley in France), in the territories of Courmayeur and Chamonix, which give name to the Mont Blanc Massif, belonging to the subsection of the Mont Blanc Alps.
It’s 4808,72m (the last official measure was taken September 13, 2017) make it the highest mountain in the Alps, in Italy, in France, and in general in Europe if we exclude the Caucuses. This is why it’s called the King of the Alps. It shared a spot on the list of the highest Seven Summits with Mount Elbrus in the Caucuses.
Primarily granite full of peaks and crests, cut by deep glacial valleys, it is internationally renowned for its climbing and, from a historical point of view, the birth of mountaineering coincides with its first ascent: August 8, 1786.