Zero impact Wilderness Camps 2015 – Val Grande
Zero impact Wilderness Camps 2015
Plan di Boit
Val Grande National Park
A naturalistic and ecologically sustainable hiking camp on the pastures of the Pogallo Valley, to get to know the Val Grande National Park through excursions and study activities on biodiversity, experiencing a sustainable life style.
The camp will be lead by two environmental hiking guides.
During your stay there will be:
• Daily hikes around Alpe Pian di Boit.
• Monitoring activities of the Park’s flora and fauna (butterflies, grasshoppers, ungulates and other vertebrates) using standardized methods (transects, census from fixed points, camera trapping, creation of a flower herbarium). The collected data will be used to update the list of species present in the publication Biodiversità in Campo_Alpe Pian di Boit
• Daily practice and studies of sustainability and calculation of environmental impact.
Duration: 4 days
I camp: from Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th of June
II camp: from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th of July
III camp: from Saturday 1st to Thursday 4th of August
IV camp: from Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th of September
Booking minimum 20 days before the start of the camp.
Price of the camp
€ 313,00 a camp, including board, lodging, environmental guide, equipment for activities.
€ 318,00 a camp with individual insurance
Baita Cooperativa Valgrande, at Alpe Pian di Boit (46°03’05.83’’ N 8°30’44.47’’ E 1.123 m s.l.m.) in the heart of the Val Grande National Park; you will reach the chalet after about a 3 hour walk.
The accomodation available to the campers is a shelter made up of one dormitory with mattresses placed on the wooden floor and a large living room/kitchen with a fire place. There are no bathroom facilities.
A good sense of adaptation and collaboration is required.
During the camps you will be offered a vegetarian diet based on natural foods, paying attention to quality and if possible using only local produce.
The energy sources used during your stay will exclusively be renewable energy sources; the shelters are in fact equipped solely with wood heating while a solar panel guarantees a minimum supply of electricity.
Clothing and equipment
• High-cut hiking boots with intact soles.
• Spacious backpack for personal belongings and complete change of clothes for 4 days (no trolley)
• Waterproof jacket
• Sleeping bag
• Water bottle
• Mountain wear (fleece vests or heavy sweaters)
• Complete change of clothes for the whole stay (long and short trousers)
• Hat/cap in wool or insulating material
• Sun hat
• Sun glasses
• Bath towel
• Personal hygiene kit
• Hiking poles
• Lighter shoes for resting
• Pad and pencil/pen for note-taking
• Personal medicine (in case of specific pathologies)
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