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The Fourth International Women of the Mountains (IWM) conference will take place on 7-9 October, 2015 at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah, co-organized by UVU and the International University of Kyrgyzstan (IUK) under the auspice of the ...

Tropical mountain plants are in search of higher grounds, as climate change robs them of their natural habitats. Over the past two hundred years, environmental impacts have caused these vulnerable plants to migrate over 500 meters upslope on the Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador....

Mountain soils are the fragile foundations of ecosystems that ultimately provide water for more than half the world's population. A new FAO book offers technical insights on the sustainable management of mountain soils, which are home to a vast array of human activities ranging from...

As the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) enter the final stages of debate before being adopted in September 2015, the Mountain Partnership Secretariat and members are engaging in a social media...

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MRI photo competition

The Mountain Research Initiative is coordinating an international photography...

Mountains cover about 27% of the world's surface. How much of it do you know?

Chances are, you work in less than 1% of those 27%, and are only likely to visit another tiny per cent. Curious about what you're missing? Visit the...

Almost 2600 photographers from 100 countries submitted their best shot during last year’s competition in order to win the renowned KIKU Photo Award. Once again, for the fifth time since its initiation, the Kiku. International Mountain Summit's own Photo Contest is...

From October 12th to 18th  2015, in Brixen (South Tyrol - Italy)

The mountain world meets up again in Brixen.  This year the mountain festival stands under the motto “Meet your experiences”.

Creating meeting points within presentations, excursions and...

By Tan Shin Bin for NLB

April 2014, an avalanche on the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, claimed the lives of 16 Sherpa guides and wounded several others, in the deadliest accident in modern mountaineering...

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