Día Internacional de las Montañas

El IMD alrededor del mundo

Utah students' group celebrates IMD for 10th year

On December 2, the Utah International Mountain Forum (UIMF), a coalition of clubs at Utah Valley University (UVU), observed International Mountain Day for the 10th year. Their IMD event included a number of speakers and a celebration of local contributors to sustainable mountain development. Photo from Cory Levin, UIMF

Portuguese organizations commemorate IMD

The Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO) and partners celebrated International Mountain Day with their “Mountain, Sport and Sustainable Development Days” from 13 to 14 December. The first day of the event was a conference session that brought together a diverse group of speakers, including athletes, politicians, sporting associations and researchers. The alpinist Ângelo Figueiras (Seven Summits climber) was the guest speaker of the event, bringing his experiences and motivation to the session comprised mostly of students. Nearly 90 people [...]

Baslay Farmer’s Assocation celebrates IMD for the first time

The Baslay Farmer’s Assocation (BFA) and local partners will join forces to hold a day of events on 11 December, including hiking and the establishment of a native tree nursery. There will also be a forum on the importance of the mountains and mountain peoples.

Kathmandu international mountain film festival for IMD

The Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) is an annual film festival organized by the Himal Association, based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Every December, the festival brings people together to view mountain films from around the world.

Pakistan mountain lovers celebrate IMD

National Tourism Pakistan and the Sawar Adventure Club will be hosting a variety of activities for IMD 2019 near Islamabad, Pakistan on 7 and 8 December. These activities include a bonfire, movie night, camping and more.

Alpine Convention celebrates IMD with reading festival

The Alpine Convention organizes the annual “Reading the Mountains” festival. This year, the festival will take place on 11 December in Chamonix, France.

IMD event in France celebrates woman mountaineer

The city of Lourdes, France will celebrate IMD on 8 December at the Château Fort and Musée Pyrénéen. They will discuss Anne Lister, who completed the first official ascent of the Vignemale, the highest peak in the French Pyrenees.

Germany hosts IMD reading festival

The Federal Ministry for the Environment of Germany is hosting the “Festival Berge Lesen” in honor of International Mountain Day on 11 December in Berlin. The event will highlight the link between environmental depletion and mountain literature. The theme is “Myths and legends of the Alps - learning from old narrative forms for modern environmental communication".

Swiss organizations host dynamic IMD discussion

CIPRA Schweiz, Mountain Wilderness Schweiz, SAC, Alpeninitiative, Forum Landschaft Alpen Pärke and the Alpine Museum will jointly host a discussion on mountain exploration, mountain plants affected by global warming, mountain wolf populations and geographer Alexander von Humboldt.

Group hike for IMD in Palencia, Spain

In Palencia, Spain, mountain lovers will celebrate IMD with various group hikes and a mountain video completion.