" If the conquest of a great peak brings moments of exultation and bliss, which in the monotonous, materialistic existence of modern times nothing else can approach, it also presents great dangers. It is not the goal of " grand alpinisme" to face peril, but it is one of the tests one must undergo to deserve the joy of rising for an instant above the state of crawling grubs." - Lionel Terray 1965, in his account of the first ascent of Alaska's Mt. Huntington
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TOPIC: International Mountaineering Day

International Mountaineering Day 7 years, 3 months ago #306

Hi Guys,

Today - 11-Dec , is celebrated as the International mountaineering day & celebrates it's 10th anniversary today !

The agenda of this day is primarily to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world’s mountains and highlands.

Mountains cover approximately one-quarter of the world’s surface and are home to 12% of the human population. Mountains are characterized by massive global diversity – from tropical rain forests to permanent ice and snow, from climates with more than 12 m of annual precipitation to high ‑ altitude deserts, and from sea level to almost 9 000 m in altitude. They are the water towers of the world – providing freshwater to at least half of the world’s people. However, mountains are also high-risk environments; avalanches, landslides, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and glacial lake outburst floods threaten life in mountain regions and surrounding areas.

Wishing all of you a HAPPY MOUNTAIN DAY & HAPPY and SAFE CLIMBING !!
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Re: International Mountaineering Day 7 years, 3 months ago #307

Wow! that's good info. I was not aware of this.
attached is the logo for the same.
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