ABOUT CLIMBING SARDINIA

Climbing Sardinia is a non-agonist sport association entirely dedicated to mountain-related outdoor activities. It was created in 2012 by five local climbers and expanded to become a twenty members association after one year only. Through climbing courses and other climbing activities we persevere in bringing people to the great Sardinian wilderness and enjoy its secrets. We love mountains and valleys and enormously respect their plants, animals and rocks. All we at Climbing Sardinia have developed a passion for all those sports that give us an opportunity to meet what lays out there, up there, hidden from the comfortable setting of the city, and so we can spend whole days climbing some breath-taking crags, such as Monte Oddeu, Bruncu Nieddu, or the off-limits Punta Giradili. We also walk for miles on mountain river beds, following their path down to the valley. Some days we have adventures walking on very remote mountain trails, where silence reigns and your eyes can gaze for miles and miles.

A.S.D. CLIMBING SARDINIA

Via S’Acqua Salia 26, Sant’Anna Arresi (CI), Italy
CF: 90031990923
UISP: Carbonia, Sulcis Iglesiente
Reg n.: 13018858
CONI Reg n: Z110240

Bank Details

Account Number: 0269-070359447
IBAN : IT93B0101586080000070359447
BIC : BPMOIT22XXX

OUR CAMPAIGNS

Re-forestation campaign

 

Each year we spare a part of our incomes, buyuing one young native tree for each person who participates to our trekkings. We buy young trees from the Ente Foreste della Sardegna (Sardinia Forest Authority), who provides great advice on what, where, how and when to plant.

The planting of the new trees takes place at the beginning of the autumn rains. All members, attendees and friends are welcomed to participate in collecting funds and planting. Food and laughter guaranteed!

Re-bolting campaign

 

We invest great part of the income from our climbing courses in buying equipment to re-bolt existing routes. Since 2016 we have managed to purchase about €2000 in equipment each year.

Sea salt, heath and galvanic currents create an oxidation process known as pitting. It can critically weaken the strength of a bolt and it is often hard to predict which one will be the first to crack.

Therefore, we concentrate on sea-side sectors and buy bolts and anchoring points made of 316L Marine graded Stainless Steel. In 2020, for the first time, we have invested all our re-bolting budget in Titanium bolts and hope to repeat the following years.  

OUR ETHICS

Regardless how much we care, all our activities can potentially pollute the environment where we operate. This is why we at Climbing Sardinia have elaborated various solutions to prevent or limit our impact and carbon footprint.

Our largest contribute towards gas pollution comes from the automobiles we use for our transfers. To compensate at least partially to this effect we have worked out a few solutions:

FULL CARS: The more we are sitting in a car, the less we’re polluting! Each empty seat has a chance to increase the number of running engines, this is why we try to fill up our cars and use them as little as possible.

FOOD KM ZERO: The nearest the better! After a day spent climbing, eating becomes an absolute priority. Let’s have a look around and we’ll surely find some hidden gastronomic pearls. Our friends shepherds often offer their products at very affordable prices. What best opportunity to have a taste of some homemade sausages and cheeses, season fruit and vegetables, and sip the best wines of the region?

CAMPING AND LOCAL ACCOMMODATION: We always try to find a place to sleep to be the closest possible to our ethics. We prefer small and family-run B&Bs, trying to support little and emerging businesss. 

NO PLASTIC BOTTLES: our advice is to have one reusable water bottle, or a bladder, and refill it before each day of activity. Sardinia has plenty of fresh natural spings and a wonderful nature we try to preserve. 

LEAVE THE ANIMALS ALONE: I it is simple: when we are climbing or hiking we must keep our screaming for emergencies only. Climbers often risk disturbing nesting birds and sometimes some even end up bothering big rapacious birds. This is often the case when climbing a north-facing crag. We can and must limit our impact by carefully choosing where to climb, paying attention to the presence of nests or birds flying nervously over our heads.

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