International Mountain Day

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Chile's National Mountain Tourism Plan commemorates first anniversary

Chile's National Mountain Tourism Plan seeks to value the Andes Mountain Range and implement a network of mountain destinations with more competitive, safe and sustainable tourist experiences and activities.

IMD celebrated in Poble Nou de Benitatxell, Spain

The cliffs of El Poble Nou de Benitatxell in Spain hosted a celebration of International Mountain Day in La Marina Alta, organized by the group "We love mountains". About 40 people participated in a group excursion, which was coordinated and guided by Club Multiesport Benitatxell. The end of the hike concluded with the Councillor of Environment and Landscape, Jorge Pascual, and the organiser of this annual event, Jesús Reina, sharing a brief presentation on mountains and nature.

Sagunto and Canet d'en Berenguer celebrate IMD in Almedíjar

Mountaineers gathered on 11 December, International Mountain Day, in the municipality of Almedíjar, Spain for a group hike in celebration of mountains.

Children celebrate mountains in Sri Lanka

On 11 December in Diyatalawa, Sri Lanka, more than 30 children participated in an International Mountain Day event organized by the Prabhawa Environmental Organization kids club.

"White Tour" mountain refuges music tour in Andorra

The "White Tour" is a project by Mountains of Music, a musical duet formed by Elisa Mas and Landry Riba. It includes a series of concerts between January and April 2022 to be held in different mountain refuges of Andorra. Through music, the White Tour will promote dialogue about culture and the mountain environment.

From the Alps to the Pamirs: Investing in mountain economies to make people and places more resilient

It is said the only thing more beautiful than mountains is more mountains. But mountains provide more than beauty. They nourish ecosystems, nurture biodiversity, bestow food and livelihoods for local populations, and bolster national economies. Mountains are crucial for economic growth, and preserving mountain landscapes is among the key objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals for a green and just future.

FAO celebrates International Mountains Day at the summit of Işık Mountain

On 11 December, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Sub-regional Office of Central Asia coordinated the annual celebration of International Mountain Day. This year’s event focused on sustainable mountain tourism under the slogan #MountainsMatter. The aim of the event was to increase awareness of the importance of mountains, highlight existing opportunities and constraints in mountain development, and build alliances that will generate positive change for mountain peoples around the world. FAO marked this International Mountain Day by [...]

IMD at Expo 2020 Dubai

Joining the world in celebrating International Mountain Day (11 December), Expo 2020 Dubai helped raise awareness about the importance of mountains to highlight opportunities and challenges in mountain development; to help build alliances to protect fragile mountain communities; and to promote sustainable mountain tourism.

Mountain day celebration by CHINAR

On the occasion of International Mountain Day, the Central Himalayan Institute for Nature and Applied Research (CHINAR) conducted workshops to spread awareness about the conservation of natural and cultural heritage in the Himalayas. A lecture was held for students of the statistics department of Kumaun University Nainital. The day concluded with a hike on Tiffin Top birding trail and a photography competition.

Giripremi hosts IMD celebrations in Pune, India

On 11 December 2021, Giripremi celebrated International Mountain Day on 11 different hills of Pune & Pimpri-Chinchwad in India, together with Giripremi’s 11 Everest summitters and veteran mountaineers. Over 1 500 enthusiastic nature lovers, runners, mountaineers and environmentalists participated in the mountain run and mountain walk events on the 11 trails.
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