Luisa Rota Sperti - Pino, la morte e il Pelmo (Pino, the Death and the Pelmo Mountain)

LUISA ROTA SPERTI

Pino, la Morte e il Pelmo


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Live Crag
The Pelmo is an extraordinary crossroads of tales, legends, edges, dihedron and ledges.
Of rocks and persons.
A mountain with a distinctive personality, one place aside between the great crags of the Dolomites.
A mountain where horizontal and vertical are joined instead of opposed.
A mountain of complex lines, rarely straight that wants, to be approached, familiarity with both dimensions.
And with the void, so much that, frequently, it is more facing that difficult.
Also a crossroads of important names for the history of the alpinism, starting with pioneers Grohmann and Ball to Simon and Rossi that in 1924 won the North face through the way which have lasted more and ending (at least about classical alpinism) with the names of Casarotto and Messner.
Other unique aspects are on the Pelmo: the main is being, between the peaks with great appearance, one of the few to be first climbed without alpinist o scientific purposes, by simple chamois hunters. A mountain, so, inhabited by those animals that move between the lines of this history.
It is a mountain living of its down life, as seems to witness that the guide that accompanied Ball on the top, did call the rotten rock "dead crag", to be opposed to the "live crag", the one to which the climber may rely.
And it is nice to discover a lot of this history in a good, old "grey guide" of the books edited by the unforgettable Gino Buscaini, come out from the hands, no one knows if more competent or in love, of Giovanni Angelini and Pietro Sommavilla. A guide in which all these tales stay together, told with poetry and precision in the pages of thin paper.
A guide into the physical geography and human history of this mountain making vanish one into the other... And showing together the ways that make reality the dream of climbing.
A mountain whose sides are covered of "malghe", like that from which moves and then return the main character of the history. Like an alpinist that moves from the shelter and the goes back. A circular path, like that of a pilgrimage around a sacred mountain, with stations, meetings, requests and efforts. Full of trust and fear, of generosity and hurdles.
So - I think - Luisa Rota Sperti saw her own Pelmo and she has lived with per own sensibility and personal history. Perhaps not far from those that raised the enchanted glance dedicated to this mountain by the alpinist women of XIX century, the first of those was Selina Matilda Fox, that reached the top in 1870.
Luisa is from Antonio Stoppani's country, he that in his "Bel Paese" wrote «The Monte Pelmo that elevates, airy, alone, as saying "I am self-sufficient"». (Alberto Benini)


Luisa Rota Sperti - Pino

PINO, LA MORTE E IL PELMO - PINO - (50,5x37)



Luisa Rota Sperti - Caregón du Diu

PINO, LA MORTE E IL PELMO - CAREGÓN DU DIÀU - (50x60,5)



Luisa Rota Sperti - l'uomo di legno

PINO, LA MORTE E IL PELMO - L'UOMO DI LEGNO - (36x72,5)



Luisa Rota Sperti - Mamma Martora

PINO, LA MORTE E IL PELMO - MAMMA MARTORA - (50x50)



Luisa Rota Sperti - Mamma Marmotta

PINO, LA MORTE E IL PELMO - MAMMA MARMOTTA - (25x72)



Luisa Rota Sperti - Mamma Scoiattolo

PINO, LA MORTE E IL PELMO - MAMMA SCOIATTOLO - (50x50)



Luisa Rota Sperti - Mamma Pipistrello

PINO, LA MORTE E IL PELMO - MAMMA PIPISTRELLO - (25x72)



Luisa Rota Sperti - Mamma Camoscio

PINO, LA MORTE E IL PELMO - MAMMA CAMOSCIO - (50x50)



Luisa Rota Sperti - Ali nel cielo

PINO, LA MORTE E IL PELMO - ALI NEL CIELO - (36x72,5)



Luisa Rota Sperti - Trono di Dio

PINO, LA MORTE E IL PELMO - TRONO DI DIO - (50x60,5)



Luisa Rota Sperti - Marietta

PINO, LA MORTE E IL PELMO - MARIETTA - (49x34,5)



In the summer of 2005 Pino, la morte e il Pelmo (Pino, the Death and the Pelmo Mountain) become Camminarte: a path in the alpine shelters of the Val Fiorentina, and more, where the tables are permanently exposed.

In the 2010 summer is confirmed and enriched with new features: the Camminarte at the Monte Pelmo.
A perpetual calendar (beginning June) will show images of the "artistic path" and of the huts that are involved. It will be available at the Proloco Val Fiorentina, with the calendar "Postcards from alpine huts".



Pino, la morte e il Pelmo (Pino, the Death and the Pelmo Mountain):

11 plates of medium and big size
Giocabimbo Pino e Pelmo ((by Francesca De Giacomina)
Pino e le piccole mamme al Pelmo (Pino and the little mothers at the Pelmo) (Version unpublished)
Pino, la morte e il Pelmo (Pino, the Death and the Pelmo Mountain) (catalog)
texts by Alberto Benini - Susanna Brambilla.
Calendario Perenne (Perpetual calendar) Camminarte at the Monte Pelmo