Posted by Maria Bowdler on Tuesday, 6th of October, 2020

Members of Club Alpino Italiano (Pisa and Milano sections) have sent their warm regards and many thanks for the donation of approximately 460 euros received from various BAQ Inc. club members. More information will be provided soon with updates on the improvements to Trail 181 in the Apuan Alps to honour the memory of our friend Francesco. It is still hoped that a celebration will go ahead in Italy in 2021 (or 2022!!).

Francesco Greco developed a model of international hiking exchanges which enabled many to go walking in a foreign country accompanied by native hikers, seeing places through their eyes and making new friends of various nationalities. Our club has participated in numerous such exchanges since 1999.  Our donation will assist to:

a) fund a memorial trail in his beloved Apuan Alps, near Pisa in Italy - Trail No.181 will be restructured and equipped with new wooden signs.

b) provide opportunities for youth mountaineers exchanges.

Link to Trail 181 Location