These actions underline the importance of mountain ecosystems and cultures, not just for themselves, however in relation to their surrounding lowlands. In these, millennia of intensive human use have led to steadily growing organic impoverishment and cultural homogenization. The Alps contains a number of hundred peaks and glaciers, including quite a few peaks over 12,000 feet, with Mont Blanc highest at 15,771 ft. The Alps is an unlimited mountain system in south central Europe.

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Professor Martin Price is Director of the Centre for Mountain Studies at Perth College, within University of the Highlands and Islands. He can be on the Board of Directors of the Mountain Forum.

To help move mountain issues from our psychological margins to the mainstream, the Mountain Forum was created in 1995 via the worldwide collaboration of NGOs, universities, multilateral businesses and the non-public sector. It is a world network for info change, mutual assist, and … Read More