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Progetto Icaro: freeride camps in Italy

26.11.2013 by Planetmountain

Three freeride camps mark the start of "Progetto Icaro", the association that aims to raise awareness among young freeriders about the importance of mountain safety.

"Progetto Icaro" is the brainchild of the late Corrado "Icaro" De Monte, aka Zio Icaro, who always wanted youngsters to learn the fundamentals of mountain safety for freeriding, focusing on education instead of prohibition, on accident prevention and the use of avalanche transceivers, probes and shovels. It is because of this that the Association, Icaro's friends and the Mountain Guides who have adhered to this project have decided to organise a series of freeride days, specifically for young skiers, aimed at explaining accident prevention and mountain safety

Karin Pizzinini, spokeswoman for Progetto Icaro explains "Icaro felt a great affinity to the increasing number of youngsters who love freeriding and that's why the Association strives to provide them with the right knowledge for them to understand the mountains and prevailing snow conditions so that they can avoid the inherent dangers. These camps have been made possible thanks to the help of many professional mountain guides and friends of Icaro."

The following events have been organised so far:
- Saturday, 30 November at Passo San Pellegrino (TN) during the event Safe & Ride (the event will run from Saturday, November 30 to Sunday 1 December)
- Sunday, 8 December at Bormio ( SO)
- Saturday, 14 December at Col Galina (BL)
- Coming soon...

More info will be available soon.

Saturday 30 November will be organised as follows: at 10am and at 14pm the riders will ski with the Progetto Icaro Mountain Guides.

Registration can be made on the day or via email at info@skiersempire.com. The camps are free of charge for all those under 21 years old and €15 for everyone else. All proceeds will be donated to the Association "Progetto Icaro".

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