Sonnie Trotter Motivates Us To Reach For Our Dreams in 2016 Mountain Festival Keynote Event

The Canadian Mountain Network celebrated International Mountain Day 2016 with a week of fantastic events at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. World-renowned mountain climber Sonnie Trotter presented the week’s highlight event, Life in the Vertical World with Sonnie Trotter. His presentation was candid, relatable, and inspiring, leaving his audience buzzing with optimistic energy after a Q & A session that had more questions than there was time to answer.

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Christy Urban
Tom Andrews and Jurjen van der Sluijs Engage Us With Talk on "Drones and Tree Rings"

To celebrate International Mountain Day, as part of the University of Alberta 2016 Mountain Festival, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife hosted a presentation by Tom Andrews (Territorial Archaeologist, Government of the Northwest Territories) and Jurjen van der Sluijs (Department of Lands,  Government of the Northwest Territories ) speaking about

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Christy Urban
Mountain leaders share their most pressing challenges at symposium

As part of International Mountain Day 2016 celebrations, on December 15th the Canadian Mountain Network brought together a group of ‘mountain leaders’ for a public discussion of the challenges facing mountain communities. Symposium attendees, including students, researchers and members of the public, were provided an opportunity to discuss these challenges and potential solutions in breakout sessions with the panelists.

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Christy Urban
Wirth Institute Presents a One-of-a-Kind Screening of Hans Gmoser’s “Vagabonds of the Mountains”

To celebrate International Mountain Day 2016, the Wirth Institute at the University of Alberta organized a one-of-a-kind, on-campus, screening of the 1959-60 Hans Gmoser ski classic, “Vagabonds of the Mountains”. The rare film, showing retro ski glamour on the backdrop of breath-taking footage of Canada’s mountain national parks, was digitized and reassembled by the Whyte Museum in Banff, Alberta.

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Christy Urban