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From glaciers to city parks

The study «The potential of wilderness in Switzerland» from Mountain Wilderness Switzerland shows for the first time where to find areas that …

Swat Project Conference

On December 15 at 16:30, Mountain Wilderness International & ISMEO (International Association for Mediteranean and Oriental Studies) Will present the results of the first phase …

Mountaineering from out the Flat Land

In general, we do not pay much attention to it, but many people in the flatlands country share the same passion as the mountain community. In his article Oliver Bello describes their love and relationship with the mountains

Toward Changing the Mountain Economic Model

Merchandization and Climate change are disrupting the traditional economic model of the mountain territories. New approaches are needed. The example of the Göschenen ModelRegion is an attempt to change the old paradigme.

Green Mountain Tourism: is it?

This article by Franco Perlotto illustrates a trend which is spreading across the Alps of a so called green “mass” tourism. The basic idea remains the same as it is in the valleys: to bring as many people as possible to areas where they can spend their money by exposing them to attractive products. But in this case, the “product” is the wild nature of the mountain and the price it pays is often neglect

FAO MountainsMatter Photo Contest

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a #MountainsMatter Photo Contest in celebration of International Mountain Day that is observed every year on …

Mountaineering and climate change

Courtesy of Planetmountain, a reflection by Michele Comi on the prospects of a mountaineering increasingly influenced by climate change. It’s late autumn, …