FROM LJUBJANA TO PULA BY TRAIN
Crossing the border, from Ljubjana to Pula by train. A journey on the Arena train, like in the old Yugoslavian times when Slovenia and Croatia were one single country. A collaboration between AKU and Altripiani
IL POPOLO DEL FREDDO
Photographic video-exhibition by Andrea Zampatti, Nature Photographer who collaborated with AKU for the NATURÆ reviews, with a photo exhibition.
IN LADAKH WITH KAILAS
A journey of wonder and discovery, in Ladakh with Kailas. Trekking with the mountain leaders of Kailas and feet a comfortable pair of AKU shoes. And special thanks to Ennio Savio for making the video.
PROTECTING ICE MEMORY
The surface area of Alpine glaciers has decreased by 50% in the last 150 years. 20% in the last 30 years alone.
One of our sources of drinking water will be lost with them. And the largest archive of our planet's climate memory. The goal is truly ambitious that is to enter certain glaciers in the world, those most at risk of melting, to collect ice cores and ensure that climate data in these cores survive global warming.
NATURÆ17 / Vivere, Conoscere, Esplorare
dal 14 gennaio al 12 febbraio / Montebelluna, Valdobbiadene, Feltre, Pedavena
TREK WITH DONKEYS
Canzoi valley (Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park) by Hiking with the Owls 2016
We believe in the positive impact of outdoor activities.
Their power is incredible. Performance or pleasure? It’s not important.
What matters is that outdoor is great anyway.
Join it. Enjoy it. Share it. Have Fun. It’s great out there!
CONNECTED / Trails / Pianura veneta-Alta val Cellina
Observing the world move, frenetic, almost mad, spurs me to set out. The route is hard work. Beautiful, pure, but hard work.
CONNECTED / I said stop / Malga Sorgazza-Lagorai
Since we were kids, we’ve always had this thing about living in close contact with nature. We saw this train go by and said, “We’re 40 years old, if we miss this train we’ll end up living in Ferrara for the rest of our lives!”
CONNECTED / Like a shadow / Monte Fornel
Conoscere lo spazio, le rive, le ombre, la densità della vegetazione e i suoi ritmi è essenziale. La risposta sbagliata potrebbe farti vagare inutilmente, sempre più lontano da lui.
CONNECTED / A MOVIE ABOUT AKU
“CONNECTED / a movie about AKU” is the story about the bond between AKU, its products and what created them - the love of nature. In the film, three totally different stories are set in the same number of unique and wild environments. Three different ways of living and walking. The same way of perceiving walking, like searching for and bonding with everything that surrounds us.
CESARE, SON OF SAN MAURO
Son of a harsh yet alluring land, Cesare lives on the slopes of San Mauro, a mountain in the Belluno Dolomites. His strong local roots and their spreading out into a much wider national and international context are the linchpins that characterise his work as both geobotanist and alpine flora and vegetation researcher. The film tells the story of a journey, both spiritual and physical, that Cesare makes from his home to reach Cordin de le Vette, a wild savage high-altitude route and treasure-chest of biodiversity and rare flora. Cesare Lasen was the first President of the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park and is currently a member of the Scientific Committee of the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation.
ELICA - NATURAL STRIDE SYSTEM
ELICA is an integrated system consisting of LAST–INSOL E BOARD–MIDSOLE-TREAD which faithfully follows the anatomical shape of the sole of the foot and adapts to normal heel and forefoot inclination to reduce impact and strain.
Laboratory tests certify that footwear with ELICA, compared to traditional footwear, guarantees a more even distributi on of foot pressure. The tests highlight a more even distribution of pressure during the entire stance phase. At heel strike the load is more central. Better arch support during midstance and lower pressure load during the toe-off phase enhance comfort. ELICA is new AKU technology.
AKU PLUS_THE ZERO IMPACT PROJECT
What happened with AKU PLUS_the zero impact project, is that we shared a common view with Dani.
When you live your life respecting nature and the environment you will always find others that share your values. Dani Sustainable Leather was the first to develop Zero Impact leather using a cutting-edge process that replaces chrome and heavy metals during tanning, reduces the level of CO2 emitted by 5% and cuts the remainder to zero thanks to certified reforestation operations.
An exclusive first for AKU in the outdoor footwear sector by choosing Zero Impact leather by Dani Sustainable Leather for the linings of its models in the AKU PLUS family. Moving in this direction for some time now, AKU takes another step forward along the road of sustainability which started with the commitment on raw material traceability of it’s European suppliers.
HIKERS - ERMANNO BRESSY, COMPAGNIA DEL BUON CAMMINO
Ermanno Bressy is one of the founder of Compagnia del Buon Cammino, an hiking association born more than 30 years ago in Val Maira - Piemonte, Italian Western Alps at the border with France. In this movie Ermanno told about his passionate experience along his native land, working for and with the local people to keep alive and kicking a small alpine community in peril of depopulation. - www.compagniadelbuoncammino.it.
HIKERS - ANDREA ENZIO, GUIDE ALPINE VALSESIA
A short account about an immense passion for mountains. Andrea Enzio is an alpine guide in Alagna Vlasesia at the foot of Monte Rosa. He descends from a very old family of Walser alpine guides.
HIKERS - GIULIANO GUERRI, MANGIA TREKKING
Giualiano Guerri è uno dei fondatori dell'associazione di promozione sociale MANGIA TREKKING. In questo video racconta la nascita e la missione dell'associazione.
ALLA SCOPERTA DEL BIVACCO FANTON
Questa è la storia di un bivacco di alta montagna che un giorno del 1963 un elicottero militare, a causa del mal tempo, depose in Val Baion (1750 m) anziché sulla forcella Marmarole (2660 m) nelle Dolomiti del Cadore.
La sezione del Club Alpino Italiano di Auronzo, proprietaria del bivacco Fanton, ha deciso che quel manufatto ormai fatiscente verrà smantellato. Al suo posto, ma quasi mille metri più in su, sul luogo dove inizialmente doveva essere posizionato, verrà costruito il nuovo bivacco Fanton: un edificio di architettura contemporanea sostenibile, progettato attraverso un concorso internazionale di idee. Andiamo alla scoperta del bivacco Fanton.
Partendo dal vasto materiale audiovisivo messo insieme dai ricercatori e videomakers dell’Associazione Dislivelli nel corso di più di due anni di studi e indagini sul campo sulle tracce dei nuovi abitanti delle Alpi, il video “Montanari 3.0” presenta una selezione di testimonianze rappresentative di alcuni dei “montanari per scelta”, per farli conoscere a un pubblico ampio (non solo di addetti ai lavori).
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