GENERAL PROGRAM

On the occasion of the 10th edition of Melloblocco® this year the event will last 10 days, with the registrations opening on Friday 26th April at 5 pm and the closing ceremony taking place on Sunday 5th May 2013 at 5 pm. We thus hope everyone can come and take part in it, discovering and experiencing the Valley, the boulders, the routes, the meetings and parties, following nature’s breath.

Melloblocco® and Bouldering
This year too, hundreds of new problems will be cleaned and set for Melloblocco® 2013 in full respect of the environment. The number of prize boulders has been raised to 10 for each category – 10 for women and 10 for men – and they can be attempted during the whole event. Moreover, Melloblocco® proposes Mellobaby, bouldering event for the very young and school kids.

Melloblocco® and the Environment
In respect of the whole Valmasino and of the Val di Mello Natural Park we suggest reaching the boulder areas either on foot or by bus-shuttles.

Melloblocco® All Around
Melloblocco®is climbing but also parties, presentations, exhibitions, field-tests, meetings, aperitifs and more events on surprise. Events like “Think to a number” of Camp-Cassin. Do not miss the traditional La Sportiva Saturday-night Party. Photo Contest “Mello 10: the feeling to be here”. Video Contest MelloClipOn-line draw among the pre-enrolled.

Melloblocco® and Its Great Appointments
Great evening appointments: presentation of the photography book “Melloblocco 10”; “Ghiaia” music, video-show and narration by Marzio Nardi on 15 years of bouldering activity; presentation of the book “Mellomito” by Jacopo Merizzi; film-show of “Patabang”, by Andrea Frigerio on Val di Mello and its protagonists; evening in memory of Giovanni Quirici and much more. Exhibitions by many artists and live music every night!

Melloblocco® Lab
Great stuff for the 2013 edition: “Boulder Clinics & Shoe Test” for everyone with the La Sportiva athletes, at Centro Polifunzionale and at La Sportiva stand in Val di Mello. Melloblocco® joins the high altitudes and ice-lovers thanks to Grivel: free-of-charge ice screw sharpening during the event. Tutorial with Garmin GPS Academy in the trekking organized by the Guide Alpine. Sterling Rope Demo Days “Leave your rope at home!”. Special slack-line sessions with professional slack-liners. A group of University researchers interview the Melloblockers about the “flow” experience, a state of mental wellbeing which improves the physical performance

Melloblocco® and The Alpine Guides
After creating Melloblocco® in 2004 and organizing its first 3 editions, the Lombardy Board of Alpine Guides will judge the prize boulders and promote climbing on the beautiful Valley granite during the “Climbing Day”, a free offer for all registered participants who wish to try route climbing in “The Valley”. Moreover, the Alpine Guides will offer free daily hikes to discover the most attractive and less accessible corners of the magic Valley. (Look at the Program)

Melloblocco® and Social Issues
Melloblocco® supports the idea that climbing is for everyone and its first commitment is to rise people awareness. ADMO – Association of Bone Marrow Donors – presents “Climb for Life“. Melloblocco® supports CAC (Climber against Cancer)Melloblocco® supports climbing activities for the disabled through: “Arrampic-abile … bouldering for everyone” in collaboration with Cooperativa Sociale Insieme, and FASI (Italian Federation of Sport Climbing) presents the event “Climbing With No Limitations” for the very first time, with the support of the Italian Paralympic Committee. Melloblocco® also hosts Furaha, a non-profit charity organization helping orphan children and the disabled in the Ilula Mission in Tanzania.

Melloblocco® 10-With-Honours Accommodation
Special offers for accommodation packages on www.valmasino-online.eu (go to the “news” section)

Melloblocco® Instructions for Use
The event kit given to all participants contains the event T-shirt and the map showing all the problems in the areas, including the difficult money-awarding ones. Special prizes in climbing equipment will also be drawn among participants.

Melloblocco® and Its 10 Years Book
Melloblocco 10” is the title of the photography book covering the year after year history of the international bouldering meeting celebrating its 10th year through the many photographs and the most representative reports.

Melloblocco® Community
Follow and contribute to the event in real time on the Melloblocco® social networks: Facebook Group & PageTwitterFlickr e Youtube.