Monday marks International Mountain Day (IMD), an annual occasion since the United Nations General Assembly designated the 11 December an opportunity to ‘create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities a...
The UIAA incorporated the Respect the Mountains project into its sphere of activities in 2015. Since when 18 events have been held in nine countries with over 1500 volunteers collecting some 7.5 tonnes of waste.
The project forms part of the UIAA’s longstanding commitment to sustainability and mountain protection and is partnered by KEEN. It is governed by the Seven Ways to Respect the Mountains, and the project’s core aims comprise: raising awareness about sustainable environmental practices; spreading the word within the outdoor community; preserving mountain ecosystems and cultures in their natural state for future generations; promoting sustainable mountain tourism and activities and educating the next generation of mountain explorers and encourage them to be sustainable followers. The project encourages all mountain stakeholders – resorts, tourists, outdoor companies and all mountain lovers to come together and volunteer at the events.
UIAA member federations wishing to organise Respect the Mountains event as part of the 2018 Series are invited to contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and download the accompanying document: