This project was born from a unanimous request of the presidents of the Ticino Mountaineering Federation, where there was a scarcity of young people in the activities of the federation; but in particular the project arose from a desire to expand and promote certain mountain values in a social context, children and young people, with a certain foresight.
All this did not want and does not want to be in contrast to what is very beautiful and useful for years in the various companies, but something promoted by all the companies of the F.A.T. which supports the project and this idea.
A project created and developed but not only, a passion, a passion that even the whole of F.A.T. wants to share, share everything we experience in the mountains for the mountains, the spaces, the intensity of the blue sky, walking, physical effort, the will mixed with the uncertainty of reaching the goal, the smells, the flowers, the rocks , the play of light and shadow, the talk of the wind in the woods, the traditions, the pasture, the cows, the cheeses, the animals, the seasons and their colors, the shelters and the coexistence in this context: the mountain.
What better vehicle, what better jewel of the young, than the boys, to share the wonder that the mountain and nature gives us every day ?!
And why to young people? Because we see more and more a state of disharmony generated by the type of life and society in which young people (and others) are immersed with ever new problems to which the means or aid studied and proposed to alleviate this youthful status, no longer find those requests requested.
Thus the Mountain and the Nature with its simplicity but immense richness, conveyed through trips or excursions that I call itinerant workshops, with the accompaniment of a mountain guide and experts on various themes, is certainly a great opportunity that we can offer to the new generations and a safeguard for our planet.
The Ticino Mountaineering Federation (FAT) in the “Youth and Mountain” project, makes available, in the person of Mauro Rossi mountain guide and technical manager of the Federation, of all the Ticino teachers, who are attentive to the enhancement of the mountain and nature , as a means of teaching the multiple values that arise and are evident in this context.
The F.A.T. , in the order of availability of the project, assumes the costs related to the escort and mountain guide.
This project aims to highlight the "mountain" theme and the specific activities related to it, through lectures / screenings, viewing of various materials and suitable clothing to undertake a trip, organize walks, trips and any stays in
shelters, with themes chosen in agreement with the teacher.
The themes can range from knowledge of one's own territory, vision of the aforementioned from different points, plants and flowers at different heights, scents, colors, rocks, shelters and cohabitation in them, benefits of the mountain and nature, traditions, the mountain pasture, the cows, cheeses, animals, colors and their seasons and much more.
They are all very touching and topical subjects and topics that not only lead to a necessary cultural enrichment, but if lived in the context of Montagna Natura, it increases and opens much more significant doors.
In the context of the Youth and Mountain project, we are available to organize, in addition to the aforementioned, weeks in the shelter in the summer or winter, or study and growth workshops for particular children.
We therefore invite interested educational institutions to contact the technical manager directly: