Adventure Awards Days 2014 at Livigno
From 22 - 27 July 2014 at Livigno, Italy, the second edition ofAdventure Awards Days, a festival dedicated to adventure: to live, tell and share.
Adventure Awards is a festival that offers a possibility to everyone to live their own experience, by doing or just narrating it; it's a place where anyone can put themselves in the game and share their own emotions. Livigno, the italian capital of the outdoors, greets another event dedicated to action and adventures. What is adventure for the Adventure Awards?
It's a way to look at the world, an attitude towards life. It's a different way to look at things: for a great athlete is a goal to reach, for someone curious is a motivation to try, for an outdoor lover is a way to live an emotion, for a storyteller or an explorer is an occasion to share. It's the human being that is behind every adventure.
The adventure will be first of all in an auditorium: the first two days will be dedicated to the selection of the best movies and documentaries from all around the world. There will be around 40 films in program and they will be awarded with 2 Awards; the Best Movie, a money prize for the most beautiful and emotional movie , and the Green Award, for the movie that best talks about the value for the safeguard of the environment.
Many appointments in a program which is being developed and it will be announced with details in May. Training camp of trail running with great national and international athletes, climbing, trekking and mountain bike stages, preparation for the race, advices and the possibility to live an experience together with your heroes.
There will be an evening dedicated to the ultra running with great names such as Stefano Gregoretti (winner of the Gobi Desert and the Yukon Arctic Ultra) and the Canadian Ray Zahab ( this year, together with Gregoretti, was the first man to cross the Island of Buffin running in winter), that will hold a training camp dedicated to the motivation and training techniques. Gregoretti and Zahab will bring in Italy, during the festival days, the USA format Impossible2Possible, that will take a group of young people to run on the Lombardy Alps, leaving and returning to Livigno.
For the experts, but not only, will be presented photo and video workshops with important photographers and video makers including the Alpine photo workshop with Riky Felderer.
Meanwhile, in the middle of a lake, a man will live independently on a raft for five days to announce his next big challenge. It is Alex Bellini, the mountaineer who crossed two oceans on a rowing boat and that on May 2015 will leave for his Adrift adventure: he will live on an iceberg documenting all stages of life.
And more: exhibitions, special events, curiosities. In occasion of the gala, the following prizes will be awarded: the Golden Beard (symbol of the adventurer, designed each year by a different artist), the Best Adventurer and the Best Storyteller: the two souls of the festival.
Adventure Awards Days is a cultural moment, an occasion to discuss, live and share the love for the outdoors, to deepen the connection with nature and the environment, and to spend beautiful and special days in contact with the protagonists of the greatest adventurers.