Prize board

1972
The alpine rescue chief of Pinzolo, Massimo Matteotti, has given to all the fourteen members of the first station a diploma and a medal, thanking... Leggi tutto...
1973
The second edition of the International alpine solidarity prize has awarded exactly Massimo Matteotti, who since at that moment had led the... Leggi tutto...
1974
Mario Kirchner has received the International alpine solidarity prize not only for the abilities he was able to show in a lot of occasions and for... Leggi tutto...
1975
To the doc. Pio Bruti, Pinzolo’s alpine rescue medico, wonderful example of human solidarity is confered the Silver Plaque of the Pinzolo’s... Leggi tutto...
1976
Mario Smadelli, ex Sat President and provincial manager of the National Alpine Rescue Body, receives the Silver Plaque for his big love showing in... Leggi tutto...
1977
Angiolino Binelli and the organizer committee have remembered and thanked the control of IV Army corps of Bolzano, helicopters section, its commander... Leggi tutto...
1978
In 1978 and 1979 are awarded two men who have demostrated many times their engagement in the rescue operations. Claudio Maffei and Flavio Caola are... Leggi tutto...
1979
In 1978 and 1979 are awarded two men who have demostrated many times their engagement in the rescue operations. Claudio Maffei and Flavio Caola are... Leggi tutto...
1980
The Silver Plaque awards this year a group of men working to help who is in difficulty, not only on mountain. They are the men of the Pinzolo’s... Leggi tutto...
1981
In 1981 the International alpine solidarity prize has recognized the merits of a men’s group, the alpine rescue’s ones of the Customs officer of... Leggi tutto...
1982
“To Bruno Detassis – a life for mountain”. This was the written on the plaque given to the popular alpine guide of Brenta. A sentence... Leggi tutto...
1983
Giovanni Moiola and Giuseppe Simonetti have taken the Silver plaque, which has awarded the helicopters team’s pilots of Mattarello in sign of real... Leggi tutto...
1984
Edoardo Zagonel, alpine guide and ski instructor, for 25 years S. Martino alpine rescue’s chief, has dedicated his life with passion, expertise,... Leggi tutto...
1985
“For the merits of this man because Stava doesn’t be a weak memory in the time.” The International alpine solidarity prize was given with this... Leggi tutto...
1986
“A life for the alpine rescue” is the official motivation which tells the organizer committee’s decision to award this year Franz Runggaldier,... Leggi tutto...
1987
A life dedicated to the mountain the Rudl Steinlecher’s one, 76 years of which 60 spent up and down in the Alpes. In 1987 the prizes has crossed... Leggi tutto...
1988
In this edition the Silver plaque awards a man, who has put himself on the line for the others, dedicating himself to the next also during the most... Leggi tutto...
1989
This year the organizer committee has decided to award Bruno Jelk for his high moral height, recognized in all alpine enviroment, for his big... Leggi tutto...
1990
A recognition for his 44 years of activities as doctor for who, facing mountains, obtained help and comfort from him. The Silver plaque’s award to... Leggi tutto...
1991
For its first time the International alpine solidarity prize is given to the memory. To take the Silver plaque, in which takes shape this recognition... Leggi tutto...
1992
“A plaque for those who still believes in the man and in his better part, in spite of all the modern age’s contradictions and selfishness. To a... Leggi tutto...
1993
The International alpine solidarity prize goes to Sigfried Stangier, alpine rescue helicopter pilot. A man who did of his job a real mission, showing... Leggi tutto...
1994
A life for the alpine rescue, which he has spent not only labours and effort in, but also smart and imagination. His engaged is also witnessed from... Leggi tutto...
1995
After the nomination of the Mountain rescue committee of the Guardia Civil’s Spanish mountain sport and climb federation is prized Miguel Dominguez... Leggi tutto...
1996
Daryl Miller has made his job a real mission. His big experience and his professional competence consent him to finish many rescue operations in... Leggi tutto...
1997
Constantly engaged in the standard improvement, Clair Israelson contributes to make safer the mountain recreational activities in Canada. Member of... Leggi tutto...
1998
The Silver Plaque recognizes the value of the ones who have worked free for the people in mountain, showing to believe firmly and sincerely in the... Leggi tutto...
1999
Raffael Kostner is one of the most known and highly regarded experts of alpine rescue at a international level of Alto Adige.  For the solidarity... Leggi tutto...
2000
During an expedition on the Denali on 1979, climbing at –34 degrees, his hands and feet got frozen, and still he helped a woman of the group to... Leggi tutto...
2001
This year the International alpine solidarity prize wants to recognize the value and the love for the mountain of a whole nation, the Tibetan one.... Leggi tutto...
2002
In occasion of the Mountain international year and of the 50th anniversary of the Trentino alpine rescue, founded in 1952 by Scipio Stenico, the... Leggi tutto...
2003
The organizer committee of the Pinzolo’s International alpine solidarity prize this year has chosen Graziano Romanin, "humble and unselfish... Leggi tutto...
2009 - Roman Kubin
He received the honour in the council chamber of the Municipality of Pinzolo on Saturday, September 19th at noon with the following reason: "to Roman... Leggi tutto...

Solidarity stems from human beings and basically heads towards human beings. True solidarity, the one that helps us with changes that favour the development of individuals and nations, is mainly based on the universal equality that unites all humankind. This equality is a direct and undeniable derivation of humankind’s dignity, that belongs to the intrinsic reality of people and does not discriminate others based on their race, age, sex, religious beliefs, nationality or political party. Solidarity transcends all frontiers: political, religious, territorial, cultural, etc. to settle in human beings, in all human beings to make us feel, deep in our souls, that “a family” exists from the rest of humanity.
Mountain rescue teams base their beliefs in the aforementioned statement and shows, once again, how the mountain unites rather than divides.
SILVER PLAQUE PINZOLO INTERNATIONAL ALPINE SOLIDARITY AWARD

It's not just certain flowers that are native to mountains. There are native values too and together they make up the mountains' distinctive, inimitable DNA. One of these values, solidarity is congenital to the mountain environment and to the people who are born there and decide to live out their lives there.
The relationship between the values and the environment is instinctive. Sometimes life in the mountains brings difficult times and people have to give themselves over to them. That's when we realise our human limitations and inadequacy in the face of a challenge we cannot be overcome alone.
The spirit of solidarity surfaces and is renewed every day to deal with the inevitable fact that human nature is nothing compared to the immensity of a rich but implacable environment.
That's the truth that everyone who lives and works in the mountains has to cope with on a daily basis, but it is also true for those who come from far away to challenge the environment that attracts and fascinates them, armed only with their own strength of mind and, perhaps, an ice axe or a pair of skis.
When these visitors need help, mountain solidarity appears in the form of other people who rush to help a lone outsider who has dared to go too far or has made too many mistakes.
For 36 years, Pinzolo has acknowledged this fact in a festival that honours the value of solidarity and the heroes from all over the world who have upheld it during the year.
The event doesn't just celebrate the spectacular act of solidarity shown on a particular day, but also the importance of those who, by years of humble, unsung service, have ensured the continued growth and reinforcement of a mountain tradition - particularly the tradition in the Trentino mountains - that is envied by many elsewhere.
It's not by chance that Pinzolo is the venue for this event.
Alpine solidarity here has deep roots and a long-standing history written by hundreds of men who have taken part in mountain rescues, by generations of volunteers who, at every hour of the day and night, have set off to help those in need, no matter what the conditions and without once giving a thought to the price of their own tiredness or the risk involved.
I would like to add my personal praise from many years ago when I was a journalist on Trento's daily paper, the “Adige”. In those days, when I worked on the news desk, I was informed dozens of times about emergency calls from the Pinzolo area to help a tourist stuck halfway up the Brenta. My painstaking colleague Eugenio Ferrari used to list the names of the rescue teams and they always seemed to be the same ones. In one way, they were, because later I realised that the names were those of generations of families who passed on the tradition: the Binellis, the Brutis, the Ferraris, the Masés…
So, solidarity runs in families and that's why it's a value that is universal and everlasting. Time and place cannot wear it down.
And this tradition too is an important way of adding value and upholding the spirit of solidarity, because it transforms personal commitment into a feeling that is shared and a strong image that has and will always symbolise the nature and history of a people.