The Alta Via n 2 is an extremely well prepared and marked trail, going through the whole Southern side of the Aosta Valley, for more than 150km, from Courmayeur to Donnas. It goes in the heart of the first Italian National Park, Gran Paradiso, dominated by peaks of the giant mountain by the same name. The wilderness of this area makes us able to encounter with majestic ibex, chamois and other animals of the Alps. The atmosphere up in high mountain huts, where you meet with alpinists from all over the world, is of total awareness of life's wonder. I used to have very special feelings when down comes and paints all the white peaks with its bright pink fingers. If there is a god, he/she/they are probably nearer up here.