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The "climbing minority" cries Giuliberti

The death of Massimo Giuliberti the 18 in August 2018 in Tanzania has thrown into despair the "climbing minority" of Turin of which the 60-year-old alpinist, Cai's academic, was a member. Destiny wanted Giuliberti to lose his life while he was taking a picture of boulders and cliffs around the base camp of Kilimanjaro after reaching the top along the suggestive Machame road. Things that happen, unfortunately, even to the most experienced. Giuliberti distinguished himself not only for the talent shown in the climbs (he was an instructor of the Cai from the 1978) but also for the commitment to promote the initiatives of the Academician. Among these, many remember the brilliant success of the celebrations in Turin for the centenary of the Yearbook published by the most prestigious association of the mountain. It was the 2008 and a century of mountaineering was traced through relationships and testimonies. A bet won for Massimo, always on the front line of the symposium, kind and helpful, full of information with invited journalists. Outside the leaden sky of an inclement spring overturned on Turin buckets of water, one more reason to stay in the dim light of the beautiful Coat of arms of the Museomontagna at Monte dei Cappuccini to enjoy the honest self-analysis that the Caai performed through the pages of his glorious Yearbook.

Massimo Giuliberti (1958-2018) was an instructor and academic Cai. He died while he was taking a picture at the Kilimanjaro base camp. Here he is with the former mayor of Torino Chiamparino, in turn passionate mountaineer (ph Serafin / MountCity)

On that occasion, the "three pillars" of the Academician, Spiro Dalla Porta Xydias, Ugo Manera and Pietro Crivellaro, who were entrusted with official relations, intervened. An indefatigable cultural animator, Giuliberti, who then led the Western Group, recalled how the Fondazione Banca Intesa - San Paolo made a fundamental contribution to the symposium, as it worked on the re-proposal in the anastatic version of the number one of the Yearbook. The "climbing minority" of Turin was well represented with Daniela Formica, a lawyer, who led the CAI section of Turin and in the meantime climbed all the four thousand available in the Alps, the glorious Andrea Mellano, Dino Rabbi, Euro Montagna. And even the mayor Chiamparino, a keen mountaineer, did not want to miss, welcomed with the elegance that was his by the unforgettable Giuliberti. (Ser)

Giuliberti poses with Gino Buscaini and Silvia Metzeltin just awarded in 2001 as honorary members of Cai (ph. Serafin / MountCity)
Roberto Serafin source (courtesy) - 13 September 2018

Massimo Giuliberti (1958-2018)

It is with a great sense of sadness that the 4000 club offers its last goodbye to Massimo Giuliberti, who missed Tanzania on Saturday 18 on August 2018 following a fall.

Massimo was an instructor from the 1978 at the National School of Mountaineering Giusto Gervasutti, Academic of the CAI and member of our club.

To all the family the most heartfelt condolences of all the members of the Club.

(PB- 20 August 2018)

First Swedish partner: Peter Sandahl

In mid-August our Club accepted with pleasure and honor the application for membership of Swedish Peter Sandahl. The new partner, accompanied by Danny Uhlmann, an American guide residing in Chamonix, is the architect of the "Climb for Climate" project. The project consisted of the concatenation of 82 Quattromila in 100 days. The aim was to raise public awareness of the impact of climate change in the Alps, thus inducing people to behave more environmentally friendly. The initiative, of which you can find out the details on the dedicated website ( /), has enjoyed the support of important sponsors. The great crossing, begun on May 5, ended after three months with the achievement of 72 peaks. There were ten missing at the end, but the two climbers had to stop because of not very good weather conditions but, above all, prohibitive conditions of the remaining climbing routes, due to the excessive warming of the last weeks. An attitude of responsibility that, in the spirit of the project, does not mean a defeat, but an acceptance of the state of affairs.
A special welcome to the new member Peter Sandahl!
(LG- 20 August 2018)

Mourning Club 4000

We received the news that the 4 in August, the partner Alberto Timeus of Domodossola has left us struck by an incurable disease.

To all the family the most heartfelt condolences of all the members of the Club.

(PB- 6 August 2018)

Request for photographs for the 2019 Calendar

CoverAfter the important 2018 edition on the occasion of 25 4000 years of foundation of the 2019 Club, with XNUMX the alpinist calendar will be printed again with the photos of the members in the traditional format. All members are therefore invited to participate in the realization of the calendar by sending their best photos (maximum 5) taken in years Recent (preferably the last three).

The photographs must display the author's name, the name of the subject and possibly the shooting year (please do not leave the photo numerical code generated by the camera, because it creates confusion on the author's name). Free subject, photos taken on 4.000 of our Alps.
Photos should be at vertical orientation relationship with 4: 5, in JPG or TIF format at maximum resolution (if possible set to 300 DPI).
Maximum photo sending time: Tuesday 14 August 2018.

All photographs submitted by members will be presented during the Annual Meeting of the Club 4000, which will be held in the fall 2018.

The Club4000 wishes everyone a good season mountaineering and a profitable collection of images!

Join the crowd!

(FM - June 2018)

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