Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Official Club Alpino Italiano (CAI) Member
This document makes my initiation into the Italian mountain system official, I am a CAI member. This little booklet gets stamped and a sticker update every year and offers me discounts on mountain lodging, a subscription to a magazine, makes me part of a local association and, most importantly, guarantees me insurance in case of emergency, if ever I need to use a helicopter to be saved from a precarious position on a dangerous mountainside.
After hiking for about 6 years on high and sometimes dangerous peaks and plodding over glaciers, as well, not to mention the new introduction of rock climbing as a sport activity, I deserve this little "subscription" and testiment.