Milan and its "sea", Idroscalo (seaplane base), it has always been a haven for those who live in the capital city of Lombardy. In its basin and on its shores there are many sports that Milan people can practice outdoors: running, canoeing, boating, wakeboarding, cycling, climbing on artificial structures, skateboards and more.
For these reasons, the MOG (Milan Outdoor Games), in its first edition, has found a perfect location on the banks of Idroscalo, from September 11th to 13th. An event that has among its goals to bring adventure and outdoor’s sports "in the city", just 8 kilometers away from Piazza Duomo.
"MOG will be an event like nothing you have ever seen in Italy. A new event, the starting point for many things to come ", says Maurizio Adreani, 50, general manager of the event. "We believe that in Italy there is the desire of outdoor. The numbers prove it: the growth of equipment sold and the participation in events around the country are a clear demonstration. We want that everybody in the city can experience the outdoor. We want that niche activities, such as climbing, become a mass event. With MOG, for the first time, this dream will become reality. "
The public will have the chance to attend performances of international champions in the various disciplines, but especially to try all of them. There are three main areas identified by MOG: Earth (racing, training, mountain biking), Air (climbing, slackline), Water (canoeing, surfing).
Specifically, there will be the following disciplines: Kettle bell training, Boulder - Free climbing, Skate, Crossfit, Stand Up Paddle Surf, Wakeboard, Canoe, Nordic walking, slackline, Parkour, Yoga, Junior climbing, Bootcamp, Pump Track Mountain Bike, Trail Running, Fit Surf.
Everything will be "Watch and Do". For each discipline there will be experts who will guide the audience with demonstrations and explanations. Through the many opportunities the whole family can spend a day at Idroscalo running, climbing, riding a mountain bike on the pump track, doing yoga and outdoor fitness, surfing or kayaking or simply relaxing while admiring the exploits of champions climbing, mountain biking or trail running.
Among the events that surely will attract fans and curious there will be the Psicobloc Master Series, a competition of climbing champions on the water, on September 11th and 12th. Free-solo climbing athletes on a 15 meters high wall without rope (they descend diving). For the final on Saturday there will be many champions of climbing, including the Californian Chris Sharma, icon of modern climbing, author of numerous records. Even amateurs will have the chance to test the structure at specific times.
Among the many events, there will also be a series of outdoor films and after party, with the presence of the best producers of technical equipment, which will provide their products for testing them.
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