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20 december 2021

At Tel Aviv, the photo exhibition "Italian Routes. Mountains, mountaineering, climate change".

The photographic exhibition "Italian Routes. Mountains, Mountaineering, Climate Change", by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, realised in collaboration with the non-profit association Macromicro and curated by Fabiano Ventura, opens on 20 December in Tel Aviv, The exhibition will be open until 16 February 2022 in the spaces of FAAB - French Associates Institute for Biotechnology and Agriculture of Drylands and in the foyer of the George Evans Family Auditorium.

The exhibition project aims to communicate to an international audience the great Italian tradition linked to mountain culture and mountaineering as a means of knowledge of the mountain territory, the values of which this environment is the bearer, the importance of environmental awareness in accessing natural habitats, and the attention that Italy pays to the defence of ecosystems.

The exhibition consists of two sections. "Italian Mountains", hosted at the FAAB - French Associates Institute for Biotechnology and Agriculture of Drylands, is an ideal journey that from the Gran Paradiso group traverses the entire Alpine arc from west to east, crossing the massifs of Monte Bianco, Monte Rosa and Cervino, Bernina, Ortles-Cevedale and Adamello, then moving to the east towards the Dolomites and the Julian Alps. The Italian tour ends with a ninth stage dedicated to the main Apennine mountain group, the Gran Sasso.

The other section of the exhibition, 'A View of the World', displayed in the foyer of the George Evans Family Auditorium, extends the perspective to the Earth's most important mountain ranges, emphasising the continuity of mountain culture on a global level. Beauty, awareness, respect for the environment are the great themes that mountaineering culture has developed from the Alps to extend over the years to worldwide exploration. Retracing the stages of the project "On the Trails of the Glaciers" (Karakorum 2009, Caucasus 2011, Alaska 2013, Andes 2016, Himalaya 2018), this section proposes a representative image of each mountain chain, accompanied by two photographic comparisons on the variations of the glacial masses.

Below is a gallery of the exhibition.