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Costa Rica celebrates International Mountain Day

The official celebration of International Mountain Day (IMD) 2016 in Costa Rica will take place on Thursday, 8 December. The event will be held in the Auditorium of the National Library, which is located in the center of San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. This year’s celebration of IMD will feature lectures by representatives of different institutions and organizations, including a representative of the International Analog Forestry Network. During the event, there will be mountain products on sale made [...]

Nepal Mountaineering Association to host Mountain Festival 2016

The Nepal Mountaineering Association is organizing the third Mountain Festival on 10-11 December at the International Mountain Museum in Pokhara, Nepal. The objectives of this event are to enhance the livelihoods of mountain communities by promoting mountain products, protect vulnerable mountain environments and promote mountaineering, mountain culture and mountain sports. The event will host at least 35 vendors of mountain products. There will also be wall climbing, a Chhello competition (stone throwing), traditional archery and music.

ICIMOD to announce 'ICT for Mountain Development Award' on IMD

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) will announce the recipient(s) of the ‘ICT for Mountain Development Award’ on 11 December, International Mountain Day. The award recognizes innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation. (Photo: FAO/Roberto Faidutti)

Carrying the IMD flag up Sierra Bernia, Spain

The Engineer’s Organization of the Mountains of Madrid, with support from the Provincial Government of Alicante and Radio Litoral – Cadena SER, is organizing several activities in celebration of International Mountain Day (IMD) 2016. This year, the organizers have chosen Sierra Bernia, the tallest mountain in the Marina Alta Region, as the place to host their events. Bernia stands as an icon of awareness during a year when the region has been devastated by wildfires. IMD activities will begin on [...]

A Georgian art exhibit in celebration of IMD

Utah Valley University (UVU) and the Utah Art Museum hosted "Building Bridges: Exploring Georgian Art and Politics" on 15 September as their contribution to the 2016 theme of International Mountain Day, “Mountain Culture: celebrating diversity and strengthening identity”. The museum houses the largest public collection of twentieth-century Russian and Soviet art in the western United States. As part of the activities, an essay contest was held to encourage UVU students to connect with the art and explore the similarities between [...]

Mountain Festival in Canada

12 September 2016The Canadian Mountain Network will host the first Mountain Festival on 9-15 December 2016 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada in celebration of International Mountain Day. The Canadian Mountain Network is a recently formed group composed of scientists, researchers, businesses and community and indigenous partners working together for the sustainability of mountain spaces and those communities who inhabit them.

MiratecArts hosts mountain photo contest

MiratecArts celebrates International Mountain Day with various projects. From now until 1 November 2016, photographers are invited to submit photos for the International Photography Contest under the theme “Portugal’s Highest Peaks”. The conditions of participation are available on the website. Submissions must include the following: a photo, title, location the photo was taken and name and contact of the photographer. Please send entries to montanhapicofestival@gmail.com. The finalists will be announced on 11 December, as well as the programme for the [...]

6th Pakistan Mountain Festival

The Development Communications Network (DEVCOM-Pakistan) with the support of its partners is organizing its flagship event, the sixth Pakistan Mountain Festival. The festival will take place on 4-11 December 2016 in Islamabad, the federal Capital of Pakistan, and will include 14 events in eight days.

Montanha Pico Festival

MiratecArts will launch the programme of the third edition of the Montanha Pico Festival in celebration of International Mountain Day on 11 December. The Montanha Pico Festival is a celebration of the arts that takes place on the mountain island of Pico, Azores, Portugal. MiratecArts is also holding an International Photo Contest, the winners of which will have their photos on exhibition at the festival in January 2017. The theme of the photo contest and festival is "Portugal´s Highest Peaks". [...]

“Daughter of Kalash”: UVU’s IMD Celebration

The Utah International Mountain Forum (UIMF), a coalition of student clubs at Utah Valley University (UVU), will celebrate International Mountain Day on 2 December 2016. Mehak Asad, a documentary director and Assistant Director of the GEO Television Network in Pakistan, will give the keynote presentation, followed by a screening of her documentary “Daughter of Kalash.” The documentary is a wonderful expose of the Kalash people of northern Pakistan, whose Pagan beliefs and ancestors can be traced back to the time [...]