The Alps

...the first love...

Mountains 101


Are you a mountain lover? Would you like to have new insights about mountains?

The University of Alberta offers through Coursera a free course which is absolutely a must! 

Learn to look at mountains under different point of views, so that you can also teach your kids what there are many ways to look at the same thing...  

Bonus, at the end of each module, learn tips and tricks about hiking in the mountains.

Don't worry if you are not fluent in English. There are transcripts available for each lesson, which you can copy and translate into your own language with google translator....

CIPRA International

Do you live in the Alps?


CIPRA International focuses on the social, economic and socio-political themes of the Alps, that are important for a sustainable future.

They are a "autonomous non-governmental, non-profit umbrella organisation committed to the protection of the sustainable development of the Alps since 1952".

Find topics about your region in their "Interactive Map of the Alps". 

La Via Alpina

La Via Alpina is a network of 5 walking trails across the Alps (8 countries), more than 5000 km long.

I started walking it before Raffaello was born and I am determined to finish it with him... a week at a time, with no rush, there are stretches that can be covered with you little one as well. And they are WONDERFUL.