Love is an Olive Tree
A SMALL OLIVE TREE ON EVEREST
A dream fulfilled. This is what taking a small olive tree to Mt. Everest meant. Paolo Coppini set off for his adventure the 27th of September 2008: bringing a symbol of peace all the way to the roof of the world.
The Coppini Brothers were raised this way, taught from childhood to be passionate about the mountains and to have great respect for nature. A respect that is expressed every day when they create their extra virgin olive oil with the lowest possible environmental impact.
Trekking to Mt. Everest, the mother of all mountains, a dream cherished for so long. With some fellow climbers that shared his passion and values, Paolo Coppini reached the summit, often hidden behind the clouds, where God seems so close, almost a touch away.
During the “journey of a lifetime”, he brought along a small olive tree, and he left it at the CNR Pyramid Laboratory, 5050m high, with the pennant of the municipality of Parma, which now waves in the wind with the Italian and European Union flags on the top of one of the highest peaks of the Himalayas. A passionate gesture, an outburst of love towards Planet Earth, so much in need of attention and care, an act of faith towards humanity.
Everest, a soulful place to send a message of peace to men and women of this Planet. An olive tree, a universal symbol of peace, prosperity and fertility that has accompanied the history of mankind for over 6000 years until present days, with its unyielding power as the symbol of eternity of life on our Planet.
AN OLIVE TREE NEVER DIES
Along the route to Mt. Everest they met people coming from all over the world, they found the meaning of an entire existence in diversity and tolerance.
At this time in history, when conflicts are ravaging the world, Paolo’s journey found in uncontaminated nature, that flow of love that he wanted to dedicate to humanity.
A DOCUFILM TELLS PAOLO’S ADVENTURE
Filmed amid quite a few challenges, this docufilm shows hundreds of people coming from so many different countries who repeat the mantra “Love is an olive tree!”. During the trekking, differences among people did not matter anymore, the journey and the shared objective were the only thing that mattered. Different languages and cultures have brought added value to the project and the fame of this feat has grown exponentially, as the men and women who participated in the climb shared it.