It's already 17 years that rangers of protected areas from the Alps meet up every year to commemorate the death of one of their colleagues, Danilo Re, who died in service. This event represents an opportunity to exchange, to meet, to consider partnership projects... or just to feel "united": together for the Alps!
This year was the Park of Adamello (I) the host of this important Alps event. 39 teams from different alpine parks, and beyond, have enthusiastically participated in a rich and varied program!
The team of the Swiss National Park is who won the sports competition, followed by the National Park Berchtesgaden (D) and the Triglav National Park (SLO)
The Paths of the Alps: signposting, maintenance and safety
The thematic meeting , one of the highlights of this event, was this year focused on the "Paths of the Alps: signposting, maintenance and safety". A topic that has been dealt with different points of view and which allowed participants to have a more overall view about how alpine paths are maintained, managed and restored, providing new ideas and concrete examples too.
Several rangers have stressed the importance of security as a central theme of their work. It has been regrettably noted that hikers in mountains have lost the “sense of risk” and that they tend, in case of accident, to bear the responsibility to the managers of protected areas. People have to learn to live in the mountains with natural hazards! This is an important mission for the rangers, who have the opportunity to raise awareness of families in this direction.
Here below you will find some summaries of the interventions, the results for each sport, the overall ranking and the link to the photo gallery of this event. All PowerPoint presentations will be downloadable from the website: www.danilo-re.net
… See you in 2013!
We are waiting for you, numerous, for the edition in 2013, which will be held in the National Park of Vanoise (F).