International Mountain Day

IMD around the world

Canadian Mountain Network mobilizes for IMD 2019

20/01/2020
IMD is a very special day for CMN: months went into planning a social media campaign, infographics, outreach materials and a special edition of the Canadian Mountain Podcast. CMN also sponsored IMD-themed events across the country, which included the 3rd Annual Haines Junction Mountain Festival in Jaines Junction, Yukon, and the Life @ Altitude 4.0. Mountain Culture Films at artsPlace in Canmore, Alberta. Photo: CMN cupcakes at the IMD 2019 reception hosted by the University of Alberta    

Training of educators in India on IMD promotes sustainability

09/01/2020
From 5 to 10 December, RCESrinagar and the Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (HNBGU) instructed 36 teachers from Uttarakhand on reorienting education towards environmental sustainability. The programme addressed many topics, such as using education to achieve the sustainable development goals, understanding environmental sustainability and becoming disaster resilient. The training programme falls within the framework of the Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) of the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of [...]

Saudi Geographical Society celebrates IMD in Saudi Arabia

07/01/2020
The Saudi Geographical Society organized an International Mountain Day 2019 event in Jabal al-Qara mountain, Al-Ahsa Oasis (a UNESCO World Heritage site). The event included a poster exhibition, lectures and hiking. The group also organized an event in Khamis Mushait, which included exhibitions, lectures, school visits and outdoor activities.

Mountaineering club celebrates IMD with Sherpas

07/01/2020
The Giripremi Mountaineering Club commemorated International Mountain Day 2019 in Pune, India with some of the Sherpa community from Nepal, who have called the mountains home for centuries. The group celebrated IMD with a week of spiritual time, discussions and cultural exchanges, including with local schoolchildren, who learned from the Sherpas about life in the mountains. Photo from Rupesh Khopade - Giripremi

CHINAR celebrates IMD 2019 with a festival

07/01/2020
The Central Himalayan Institute for Nature and Applied Research (CHINAR) celebrated the ecological and cultural heritage of the Indian Himalaya for International Mountain Day 2019. The event in Liti village, Bageshwar, Uttarakhand was attended by more than 1 200 people and more than 200 people performed traditional dances and more. Cultural events took place, including exhibitions, games and art competitions. Photo from CHINAR

Russian Geographical Society hosts annual mountain assembly

07/01/2020
The Russian Geographical Society hosted its annual assembly on mountain issues this International Mountain Day. This year’s event was attended by about 40 people, including representatives from Russia's mountainous regions, and discussion focused on mountains, youth and the future. Specifically, the assembly analyzed the example of Yagnob National Park, which preserves cultural heritage through the young generations of Sogdians. Also, a young entrepreneur from North Ossetia shared his experience in starting an ecotourism business in the mountains. Photo from Yuri [...]

Cryosanabria organizes free hike for IMD

06/01/2020
Cryosanabria and the Sanabria Mountaineering Club organized a free hike to Tres Burros to celebrate International Mountain Day 2019. The ascent was guided and coordinated by Daniel Boyano Sotillo, cofounder of the Sanabria Mountaineering Club and president of Cryosanabria.

Mountain lovers hike in Madrid for IMD 2019

06/01/2020
To celebrate International Mountain Day 2019, mountain lovers convened to climb the Majalasna Peak and the Miradores de los Poetas in Cercedilla (Madrid). The event was organized in collaboration with the Environmental Education Area of ​​the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park. Watch the video

Mountain enthusiasts in Alicante hike for IMD

06/01/2020
Mountain lovers in Alicante, Spain joined together on 15 December to hike Serra de Segària in celebration of International Mountain Day 2019.

University in Greece engages children in mountain activities

06/01/2020
The Metsovio Interdisciplinary Research Center (MIRC) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) held an International Mountain Day event for children on 11 December 2019 in Greece. The event was held for primary school students from the mountain town of Metsovo. Activities included a lecture about hiking, given by masters students studying the environment and development of mountain regions; a “treasure hunt” in which the children found hidden words and phrases in books about mountains; and more. News and photo [...]
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