Lines of action

Mountain Wilderness focuses its activity in the following lines of action:

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1 Protected areas

Mountain Wilderness acts to protect selected mountainous
regions such as national parks and Unesco Heritage sites.
Mountain Wilderness continues to oversee the sites to insure
that they remain in their natural state.

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2 Soft mobility

Mountain Wilderness advocates the use of public
transportation in mountainous areas in order to minimize the
pollution caused by individual vehicles and environmental
deterioration.

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3 Ecotourism

Mountain Wilderness supports responsible travel that
conserves the environment and minimizes negative impact. It
encourages the sustainable development of the local economy
through engagement with local people, consumption of local
products, and the building of cultural awareness.

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4 Obsolete installations

Mountain Wilderness has created an inventory of abandoned
installations and construction sites no longer in use. It aims
to restore these sites, and lobbies government entities to
support their endeavor through legislation. Mountain Wilderness
is recognized for its accomplishments in this field.

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5 Fake mountain experiences

Mountain Wilderness promotes maintaining mountainous regions
in as natural a state as possible. The organization opposes the
building of artificial structures such as bridges, platforms,
and an excessive number of “vie ferrate” which spoil the
landscape and results in the commercialization of sites.

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6 Heliisking and offroad motorized sports

Mountain Wilderness calls for a quiet and peaceful
atmosphere in the mountains.
The organization protests the use of heliskiing, all terrain
vehicles (snow mobiles, quads, and 4X4s) for leisure
activities.
“SILENCE” in the mountains please !

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7 Mountain sport practice

Mountain Wilderness recommends the practice of
mountaineering in an ethical and environmentally sensitive way
and offers courses in these fields across the world (for
example in Pakistan). Mountain Wilderness believes that every
mountaineer should be mindful of respecting nature and behave
accordingly.

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8 Education and communication

Mountain Wilderness supports the training of professional
mountaineers such as guides, climbing instructors, and mountain
leaders in the appropriate practice of mountaineering. In turn,
the professionals will educate others (their clients) in order
to insure the preservation of the mountain ecosystems.

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9 Energy transition and water resources

Mountain Wilderness is aware of the efforts to transform
fossil fuel to renewable energy. The organization supports this
transformation provided that altering the landscape with wind
turbines, water storage dams, huge water pipelines or altering
the ecosystems such as with watersheds remains within
reasonable limits and results in a minimum of negative
environmental impact.
In addition the fast melting of glaciers is an enormous threat
to the safety of the population living in the mountain
areas.