GQ Getting the word out about mountians

Hi Everyone, I've been nominated as one of GQ's Men of the Year Candidates... Doubt that I'll win but hope that it gets the word out about The Mountain Institute, and the needs of mountain people, cultures, and environments. One love to the friends who cared…Read More

Climate Change in Asia

Climate change is causing the melting of glaciers in the Himalayas. In the short term, this means increased risk of flooding, erosion, mudslides and glacial lake floods in Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and north India during the wet season. Throughout Asia,…Read More

Climate Change and Mountains

Mountains are the “first responders” to climate change, and mountain people, such as the farmer mentioned in our introduction, have been experiencing increasingly dramatic impacts for many years. In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)…Read More

Mountain Cultures

Many unique and ancient cultures make their home in mountains. These include the highland Swiss and Tyroleans of Europe; the Montaignards of Vietnam; the Quechua and Aymara peoples of Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru; the Tibetans on the Tibetan Plateau; the Naxi…Read More

Thanksgiving "Friendraiser"!

In the Thanksgiving spirit and in appreciation of the many environmental, cultural, and economic gifts the mountains provide- The Mountain Institute would like to invite you to join us in our first "friendraiser". Over this next week our hope is that you'll…Read More

The Mountain Institute

Mountain environments cover some 27% of the world’s land surface, and directly support the 22% of the world’s people who live within mountain regions. The world’s mountains encompass some of the most spectacular landscapes, a great diversity of species and…Read More

The Mountain Institute

Given their profound generosity, mountains are sacred to more than two billion people worldwide. Mount Kailash in Tibet(PRC) has been a holy site for nearly a billion Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and followers of the Bon religion for many centuries. Mt.…Read More
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