International Mountain Day

IMD around the world

Mountaineering Ireland presents IMD award

19/02/2020
Mountaineering Ireland (The National Governing Organisation for Mountaineering in Ireland) presents the 'Mountaineering Ireland-Lynam Award' each year to during International Mountain Day. For IMD 2019, they presented the prize - a silver medal - to Sir Chris Bonington, who then gave a lecture to an audience of 500 people.

The Prabhawa Environmental organization of Haputale Sri Lanka hosts 10th IMD celebration

10/02/2020
The Prabhawa Environmental organization in Haputale, Sri Lanka, hosted their 10th consecutive International Mountain Day celebration on 11 January 2020. For the entire month following International Mountain Day (11 December 2019), the Prabhawa organization carried out many activities related to environmental protection. The final IMD festivities on 11 January began with the Mayor of Haputale Hon. Sampath Lamahewa at the Haputale forest arboretum. The main event occurred later in the mountains, at the Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point: the world’s only [...]

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
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