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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 [...]

People and Animals on the Mountain

As part of the Alpine Convention’s initiative “Reading mountains”, multiple books will be presented at an evening organized by the Swiss Alpine Museum, CIPRA Switzerland, ICAS, Mountain Wilderness Switzerland and SAC at the Swiss Alpine Museum in Bern, Switzerland. The event will start on 11 December at 15:00 with short presentations on the relations between humans and animals in the mountains by Jürg Paul Müller, Christian Meyer, Simona Boscani Leoni, Thomas Meier, Felix Hahn, Mike Rehnus, Conny Thiel Egenter, Laurent [...]

Reading Mountains Festival

The 2016 Reading Mountains Festival will take place on 5-11 December. It is an occasion for partners of the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention to organize events around the Alps celebrating Alpine literature, languages and cultures in light of International Mountain Day on 11 December. Partners, including stakeholders, schools, libraries, interested individuals, restaurants and other interested organizations, are invited to organize their own event highlighting Alpine literature on International Mountain Day and in the days leading to it. There [...]

Call for mountain photographs for IMD

Send us your mountain photos. The Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) is seeking pictures that show local mountain culture. You could submit portraits of mountain peoples or spontaneous shots of individuals engaging in traditional activities, festivals or everyday mountain life. The photographs will be used to promote International Mountain Day (IMD), which is 11 December. The MPS plans to use the pictures in promotional materials, such as fact sheets, web news and social media posts. The theme for IMD 2016 is [...]
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