Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Alpine heights

In 2005, we conducted a project in collaboration with the Venice branch of the Alpine Club of Italy (CAI), which manages half a dozen mountain huts ("rifugi") in the Dolomites. It was one of the most strenuous and engaging IQPs we ever conducted at the Venice Project Center. To commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the project, Michele Botta, my son Nicolò and I rounded the Croda da Lago with an overnight at the rifugio "Palmieri". Fantastic! It is humbling to be reminded of the smallness of our actions vis à vis the grandeur of nature. The Venice 2.0 initiative may not be such a great deal in the bigger scheme of things... but it's still important to WPI, to Venice, to the VPC alumni and to me and my family.
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