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Alpine Museum of the Duke of Abruzzi: photo description (Museo Alpino Duca degli Abruzzi)

Museum Alpine Duke of the Abruzzi located in one of the houses of Courmayeur in the Italian region of Val d'aosta, was built in 1929 year on the initiative of Luigi Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of Abruzzi. He was then solemnly placed a commemorative plaque in honour of Alessio Fenoy, a guide-wire.

Opened in the early 20th century and is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Society of mountain guides Courmayeur, the Museum is housed in a recently renovated historic House Guides. His room was furnished in keeping with the tastes of the era. Today in the Museum you can see interesting photos and exhibits dedicated to the history of mountain development.

Alpine Museum of the Duke of Abruzzi has two floors. On the first floor are the offices of the Alpine guides and a 3D map of the majestic Mont Blanc massif, some historical photos and antique ice axes. In the "glass Cabinet" you can see a collection of books on mountain shelters and conquered peaks with the notes taken by the climbers and their guides. Some of these books are of special interest because the notes were made during the first ascents on Alpine four-thousandths. No less noteworthy are the staves, with which the mountain guides of Courmayeur (Grivel, Pennar, Ottos) stormed the southern slopes of Iiui Noir in Petri in the 1930s. "Glass Cabinet" was designed by architect Aldo Cosmacini, and its arches painted valdostane by the artist Franco Balan.

In the halls on the second floor displays photos of the Alpine routes (done in collaboration with the government of the Autonomous region of Val d'aosta), as part of the exhibition dedicated to polar expeditions undertaken by the Duke of Abruzzi in 1900-m to year, and materials illustrating the development of mountaineering and climbing.