Turning the mountain into a space of solidarity

“The Mountains Woke Me” is the theme of the sixth meeting of the “Mountain of Common Solidarity” organized by Solidaires 82-4000 and ATD Quart-Monde in La Grave on Saturday 11 September. This event, open to all, takes place on the Girose Glacier in La Grave. The meeting takes place at 8 in the morning in front of the Glaciers de La Meije cable car and this day will end at around 6 pm. The goal of this event is to share a day of mountaineering with people experiencing extreme poverty and social exclusion.

Expect 200 people

At least 200 people are expected: association beneficiaries, alpine guides, famous mountaineers, and other mountain enthusiasts. This event will also welcome the personalities working alongside 82-4000 Solidere to transform the mountain into a space of solidarity and sharing.

In the program of the day, mountain climbing with the discovery of the Jeros glacier, a festival with art and sports workshops, a screening of a film and testimonies from people living in very difficult socio-economic situations who discovered the mountain with 82-4000 Solidaires. It is also a showcase of solidarity initiatives to discover social actors and mountain solidarity, and finally a plenary session in the form of a “theater forum” with presentations by mountaineers and personalities.

Personal mountain equipment to plan for is: compression boots, sunglasses, gloves, warm clothing and, if possible, tight straps, belts, and a helmet.

Please note that a health card is mandatory and there will be a possibility to take an on-site antigen test.

Information: www.824,000.org.

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