Marta's Monterosa Blog

I am passionate about the Alps. They are my heart's home and the place where I would like to spend the last day of my life. I have been a tourist in the village of Champoluc in the Italian Monterosa for all my life and worked as a tourist operator in this area since more than 15 years.

I believe in respect for the special environment of this place that you can find only here. We all gain by enjoying its beauty, while trying to make a minimum impact at the same time. Leave it for our children in the future!

I believe in respect for people who live here with their traditions and culture, language, and work, their genuine products and delicious wines. They open their homes for us, tourists and meet us as their guests, if we are able to open our hearts for them. I have a friend who is a hotel owner and he says that when stressed people from the city come to his place, he tells them to sit down and take a drink before they even begin to worry if they have a room. Perhaps, we can bring a little of their kindness and calmness with us on our way back to the city.

My philosophy is to give back a little of what the mountains and the people from this place have given to me and to my family through my work, to communicate my philosophy and my passion to those who follow me on the blog, and in my trips as a tour operator.

If you would like to visit Champoluc, Gressoney, Alagna or other villages in the Aosta Valley, trek or ski in the Monterosa, discover Sardinia or other places we offer, contact us.

30 Best Female Mountain Climbers & Trekkers Of All Time

30 Best Female Mountain Climbers & Trekkers Of All Time
Posted: Mar 15, 2019
Categories: Cervinia, Champoluc, News
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The mountain enthusiasts at Mountain IQ are listing the top 30 female climbers and trekkers of all time. And we let these kick-ass women inspire us preparing for this summer’s trek for Solo Ragazze -Ladies Only. 


“Let’s encourage celebration of women and not competition between them especially in the area of adventure where limitations have no place - hiking, climbing and mountaineering!”

On the list is Grandma Gatewood, famous for being the first solo, female thru-hiker of the, the 3489-km path in which runs from Georgia to Maine in the Eastern United States. Given that she started her hiking career at age 67, her accomplishment of being the first person to hike the Appalachian trail three times is particularly impressive, never mind the fact that she completed the journey carrying only an army blanket, a plastic shower curtain and a raincoat all in a homemade denim shoulder bag.

The lists also reveals the identity of the “mysteroius mountain girl”, Jaahnavi Sriperambuduru known for being the youngest woman to have ever scaled Mt Elbrus. She is also a motivational speaker and works for issues like girl empowerment and gender equality. She has started a campaign #AmPrettyTough which advocates the notion of "Let’s look beyond looks".

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