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A PASSION BECAME A PROJECT

United Mountains of Europe (or UME) was born in the Summer of 2021 out of a-common passion shared by 4 “outdoorers”. 

What started as a trip across European Mountains to live, discover and experiment new ways of living adventure soon became a mission to help create the declaration of mountain rights. 

Scroll and learn about how UME  was born and what it has become. 

Alessia Iotti

Alessia Iotti

Lives in Emilia, 26, designer and fine arts student. The mountains for her are beauty and emotions. By drawing comics, she tells her world (which is also ours) to make it known to everyone and make us fall in love with it and respect it.

Alterales on instagram
“If you love it there will be no need to ask you to protect it!”

Sara Segantini

Sara Segantini

A 24-year-old writer and alpinist from the region of Trentino. Sara has a degree in responsible tourism, a master’s in science communication and
works for the wildlife documentary-based TV program Geo (Rai3).
Adventures are her passion. From climbing to caving, the goal is always the same: to live extraordinary stories and share them.

sara.segantin on instagram

“Because by narrating the world we build the reality of today and tomorrow”

Eline Le Menestrel

Eline Le Menestrel

French and Belgian, 23, climber and musician. She lives in Marseille where she studies Sciences and Humanities. Her dreams and projects
revolve around her love of climbing, her faith in nature, and her (sometimes naive) belief that everything is possible. She worries about the future of our planet and our society but she still dares to believe in humanity.

eline_lemenestrel on instagram

“Choose your battles: do what you love and love a lot!”

Adele Zaini

Adele Zaini

Lives in Milan, 24, physics student and activist of the environmental
movement FridaysForFuture. She loves laughing and eating and leaving
her house on her mountain bike to reach and explore the mountains from all perspectives.

ade.nalina on instagram

“Between a climb and a laugh, I do my best to save the world”

Giorgia Garancini

Giorgia Garancini

25 year old Event organizer and digital marketer currently living in the north of Italy. Her passions are rooted in social impact and the relationship between territories and those who inhabit them. She strongly believes in the development of sustainable tourism as the means to redefine the preservation of mountainous areas.

gio_looly on instagram
“Make your actions count”

In the mountains simply

To learn more about the project and who is behind it feel free to download the Summary PDF. Available in both English and Italian.