Club News

Romano and Nives, exemplary couple

Ample space has been given by all the media in the amazing feat of Romano Benet e Nives MeroiThat reaching the summit of Annapurna I 11 last May, they led to the ascent after all the 14 "8000". The company, already significant in itself, is to be considered as exceptional because the climbs were carried out in all alpine style, without oxygen and especially in pairs, one pair which is at the same time the expression of physical and moral strength and example of a great love.

It is a source of pride for the Club 4000 count Romano and Nives among its honorary members, not only for the scope of their exploits, but because somehow represent all those fans of high-altitude climbing mountains with their means, more or not limited to an inner urge that perhaps can not even be defined; and they do it without emphasis, with humility, knowing already that newspapers will talk about them only in case of a tragic accident.

Thanks, Nives and Romano, for what they represent and for the example you set for all pairs of mountain lovers.

(FM - May 14 2017)



A new mourning Club 4000

We received the news that the 23 December last year missed our member Bruno Coggiola, still in July, before entering the hospital, had gone up last 4000. Coggiola had been one of the first members as far back and had to his credit 1993 61 "4000" a 5000 and 6000 in the Himalayas and M. Ararat in Turkey. With him disappears one of the most representative members of the spirit of the Club 4000.

His wife and all the most family condolences heard all Club members.

(FM - May 2 2017)


50 years of the expedition "Afghan '67"

Afghan 67 PlaybillFifty years ago, it was organized under the aegis of Turin SUCAI an expedition to Hindu-Kush (Afghanistan), during which climbs 11 were inviolate peaks, including the Koh-i-Sharan 6100 m. reached by the consortium of Luciano Ratto, Founder of the Club 4000, and Andrea Bonomi, Member of the Club since 2001.
In the company's anniversary, Carlo Crovella has recovered (with the collaboration of the person concerned) the original diary of Luciano Ratto and numerous photographs taken during the expedition, collecting the material in one of his "Mountain Notebooks" series that the same Crovella makes available free of charge.
The Notebook n. 4 "Afghan '67" is interesting not only for the strictly alpine, but also to illustrate the conditions of that time in Afghanistan, a country virtually inaccessible to the early' 80, helping also to understand some of the events that have touched that distant region recent years.
A presentation of "Afghan '67" you can read on "Mountains and Valleys" site; The publication is sent free of charge in pdf format to anyone who requests it, following the instructions on playbill attached.
(FM - April 2017)

Meeting in proportion to Capanna Margherita - 24 / 06 / 2017

Capt. MargaretIt is not a real social outing that the Club offers 4000 24 for Saturday June to Capanna Regina Margherita on Signalkuppe: it is rather an opportunity to meet for a day at high altitude between old and new friends.

Since our members are all high mountain experts, the reservation and the organization of the excursion is left to the individual member by its own means, eoeach and every one can choose to go on foot or on skis. IS however appropriate that those wishing to participate him via e-mail to the signals Club secretary. The meeting directly to Capanna Margherita on Saturday afternoon, so eat dinner together. The next day you can make some nice climb in the area, as long as weather conditions allow.

See you then to the Capanna Margherita!

(FM - April 2017)


Lodovico Marchisio "worthy person"

MarchisioLast 2 March, the Association of "Authors of Savoy Associates and of the Alps" (AASAA)He awarded to our member Lodovico Marchisio the title of "Person deserving ", in recognition of his loyalty to the association, its attachment to human values, the mountain and its vast literary output.

While we congratulate the friend Lodovico for the recognition received, we invite members to inspect his intense literary and mountaineering activities on its page personal informations.

(FM - March 2017)