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ALPINE POWER - Step by step together

May 22, 2012
Image caption:
© Heinz Heiss

Review of Alpine Power and festivities in the Alpine lands

1st July 2012 saw the start of the Alpine Power transalpine trek at the Austrian-Slovenian border. Numerous other borders were crossed, with birthday celebrations taking place in all of the Alpine countries until the trek ended back in Slovenia with a concluding ceremony on 19th October. Contacts with local people and CIPRA members were strengthened or developed and the impressions recorded in a diary. People from near and far joined the walkers to accompany them for part of the way, while others followed them on Facebook. Some of the participants can also be found in the header screen on this web page. 

> the hiking diary in PDF format

> Impressions of Alpine Power (Slideshow)

> Pictures & videos on Facebook


Routes of Alpine Power:



Events and Highlights along the way:

  • Slovenia
    1.7.2012 - Meeting with the Parc-Administration in Logarska Dolina
    3.7.2012 - Visit of Okoljski center,  Ljubljana, and meeting with representatives of Planinska zveza Slovenije (Alpine Association of Slovenia)
    4.7.2012 - Visit of the administration of Triglav National Park
  • Germany & Austria
    7.7.2012 - Solemn vigil with spiritual input on the topic of safeguarding the creation
  • Italy
    20.7.2012 – Excursion in the Natural Park Paneveggio
    21.7.2012 – CIPRA Italy Anniversary and conference on the topic "Alps and innovation" in Val di Fiemme > Programme (i)
    22.7.2012 – Public Meeting on the topic "Future of the Stelvio National Park" in Prato allo Stelvio
  • Liechtenstein
    16.8.2012 - from 17:00 small party with Aperitiv at the Sücka Guesthouse
    17.8.2012 - Picknick/Barbecue at the Barbecue-Site at Ruggell (self-catering)
    18.8.2012 - from 17:30 festivities with the Jagdgesellschaft Vaduz
  • Switzerland
    24.8.2012 - UNESCO World Heritage Rhaetian Railway
    26.8.2012 – Meeting and Party with the Stiftung Landschaftsschutz in Ardez
    2.9.2012 – visit of the new glacial lake “Caralin” and the pumped storage hydro power station
    4.-8.9.2012 – Alpweek in Valposchiavo
    12.9.2012 – Party in Salecina
    13.9.2012 – Visit of the Inn’s origin
    14.9.2012 – Visit of the highest mountain-village in Europa
    17.9.2012 – Traverse of Viamala-Gorge (Traversina Brücke)
    22.9.2012 – Visit of the project "New life in Val Lumnezia"
    23.9.2012 – Visit of the wind power plant in the area Um Su
  • Italy & France
    21.9.2012 – Public welcome in Massello and CIPRA Italia Anniversary
    22.-23.9.2012 – Hiking across the border from Prali/I to Abriés/F
  • Italy & Switzerland
    5.-7.10.2012 – Excursion in the Natural Park Orobie Valtellinesi, from Morbegno to Sondrio