The volunteer work camp 2015
Hi, my name is Andrea Savonitto, manager of the mountain Refuge Croce di Campo located in Italy not far away from Lake Como and Lake Lugano.
This is the second edition of our Volunteer work camp, open to everybody to take actions to protect, restore and sign the path network and to promote the area to the fans of trekking and hiking.
Like in the previous edition we want to get a real breakthrough in practicability of the routes affected by the actions, improvement of the image of the Val Cavargna, and new or confirmed friendships!
The volunteer work camp 2015 will be held in late summer between August and September for 2 weeks. The goal we have is to perfect the layout of the trekking route Trail of Gauni (sentiero dei Gauni in Italian).
We made the Itinerary in 2011 and since then we are hardworking to keep it safe and beautiful. The path takes 3 or 4 days of walking, with stops in managed shelters between Menaggio (Lake Como, italy) and Lugano (Ticino, Switzerland).
Other initiatives are planned around the Pizzo di Gino, in Val Albano nature park and on the trails connecting the valley to the highest paths (Gauni, 4 Valli (4 Valleys and Lario).
The crowdfunding campaign
The measures include:
• manufacture and installation of signage and directional signage on the ground;
• general cleaning works with trimming or restoration of the trails and the sites of historical or prehistoric significance in the area: trenches of World War I, rock carving.
• making products useful to hikers (bridges, boardwalks) and the laying, where necessary, of security systems (steel cables, steps). Everything would be done under the supervision of one or more certified professionals (Alpine Guides) for the proper execution of productions.
The size, consistency and number of the stands will depend on the resources available.
The costs of this initiative are hardly coverable by the modest economy of Rifugio Croce di Campo, as did last year despite the bad weather.
Apart from the cost of the materials (paints, wood, tools), the professional guarantors of the performance (certification) and the safety of participants, we would like to cover the fees for volunteers taking part in the initiative.
This is the reason why we are looking for a support or contributions from mountain lovers.
Our initiative is autonomous, made by ordinary people, tired of expecting something from institutions chronically absent in the protection of a priceless common good.
My heartfelt gratitude to those who want to support us!!
Project created by
Guida alpina UIAGM e gestore del Rifugio Alpino Croce di Campo in Val Cavargna (CO - ITALY). Professionista molto noto non solo in Lombardia per le numerose proposte innovative di Sviluppo Alpinistico promosse e realizzate negli anni in collaborazione con Enti Pubblici (Zucco dell'Angelone in Valsassina, valli del Bitto, Palestra di Roccia di Maccagno e molte altre) o in puro stile di volontariato autofinanziato (sass negher a Piona, palestre del rifugio Motta, del Rifugio Albani....)