Journée internationale de la montagne

IMD dans le monde

University in Turkey organizes high-level IMD workshop

Dokuz Eylul University will celebrate their sixth annual International Mountain Day event on 11 December in Izmir, Turkey. The university is organizing a high-level workshop, titled "Sustainable Governance of Mountainous Areas and Society 5.0", which involves the public, the private sector, civil society and the Izmir Governorship.

Albania involves youth in rural mountain development

Albanian Alps Alliance chairperson Petrit Imeraj will give an interview on local media about the importance of mountains on International Mountain Day 2019. The interview is part of the launch of the latest initiative of the Albanian Network for Rural Development: the "Rural Youth Hub", which involves rural youth, entrepreneurs and farmers who are motivated to participate in rural development. The selected participates will partake in a three-day workshop, from 12 to 14 December, to explore the topic of Albania’s [...]

Researchers in Canada share mountain knowledge

Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada are convening to celebrate International Mountain Day 2019. A few professors and researchers from the university will speak on 11 December about mountain ecosystems to a general public audience. The event will highlight the importance of mountains and generate consciousness of the need to preserve these environments. Photo from Jack D. Ives

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.