1972 – Pinzolo Alpine Rescue Station – ITA

The alpine rescue chief of Pinzolo, Massimo Matteotti, has given to all the fourteen members of the first station a diploma and a medal, thanking them for their presence and devotion to the volounteer body.The first edition of the International alpine solidarity prize wanted in this way to give the right honour to the first italian alpine station of alpine rescue, founded quite in Pinzolo at the 22nd May 1952.

It is not a case that the first Alpine rescue body station of Italy was born in Pinzolo. This little country, situated between two mountain groups, different one to the other as the granite of Adamello and Presanella and the limestone of the Brenta’s Dolomites, just needed a rescue body.

The first practice has taken place just after its foundation on the Mandrone’s glacier, among the enormous crevasses with all the equipment of which the station was furnished.