1986 – Franz Rungaldier – ITA

“A life for the alpine rescue” is the official motivation which tells the organizer committee’s decision to award this year Franz Runggaldier, Ortisei’s alpine rescue chief, in Gardena Valley. A peculiar figure, rare, who has dedicated all his life to the mountain and the prossimo. To Runggaldier has gone this recognition, which has awarded him for his generous devotion in a almost delicate and dangerous service like the mountain rescue, in condition sometimes desperate for the bad weather.

Franz Runggaldier, alpine guide and Catores’ organizer from 1970 to 1982, boasts a so striking as generous professional curriculum: over than 800 mountain rescues with his teams, operations which have consentito the rescue of 1.000 people and which, unfortunately, in 150 cases have put the end to tragedies accadute on the dolomitic massif’s faces.

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