Global Mountain Sustainability Forum
New goals, new directions
Mountain people are always on the lookout for new ways.
It is part of their nature. 150 years ago the first alpinists were still devising new strategies for conquering the supposedly unassailable summits of the Sesto Dolomites. Today, since the pale tors have been opened up to the masses, in the village of the Three Peaks people are looking for ways to bring about a sustainable future for mountain sites. That’s why at the beginning of October every year experts from a variety of disciplines – mountain climbers, representatives of the tourism industry, researchers, businesspeople and environmentalists – meet to discuss joint objectives and strategies for protecting the mountains. The symposium is organised by Eurac Research, the United Nation University and the Sesto Tourism Board. Their objective is to enhance the unique rocky landscapes and to discuss opportunities and possible risks entailed by the increasing development of mountain regions. In this way, they aim, in a manner of speaking, to pack a rucksack over the years that will accompany the mountains step by step on their way into the future. Onwards and upwards!