Mt Cook National Park

Sustainable Summits 2016, 3rd day, 10th Aug

Please scroll down to see the slide show [many thanks to Ross Cullen for supply the words] People in the Austrian Alps Peter Rupistch Global climbing pressures and management options Dave Bamford Panel Discussion Q&A Janet Mackay, Roger Robinson, Lisa Choegyal, Moderator Sam Newton Session 9 Mt Kinabalu, addressing social pressures Jamili Nais Wilderness values…

Sustainable Summits 2016, 4th day, 11th Aug

Thursday 11th August 2016, as the conference wound down. Optional field trips – attended by a few participants included: Exploring the conference themes through the Hooker Valley, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, led by: Ray Bellringer DOC. and Skiing the Tasman Glacier. Many thanks to the organisers The New Zealand Alpine Club, and to Ross Cullen…

Sustainable Summits Conference 2016 | Summation by Hugh Logan

Summing up – What can we do? by Hugh Logan, former Director General of the New Zealand Department of Conservation The conference is the third in a series where people passionate about sustainable management of mountain areas have gathered to discuss social, environmental and economic issues affecting mountain areas from the perspective of sustainability. In summing…

Sustainable Summits 2016 | Key points for the Dept. of Conservation by Don Bogie

Key points for the Dept. of Conservation, from Sustainable Summits conference held at Aoraki Mount Cook 8-11 August 2016 Spiritual Values of the mountains and community connection The importance of mountains to Iwi and the mountain users, from a spiritual perspective. Local communities may feel alienated from their Parks as visitor numbers rise. Visitor pressures…

Sustainable Summits 2016 | photo gallery to reflect on

It’s been a privilege to both attend the conference and to compile a summation here. It started because I’d been asked by one of the Alpine Club organisers Bob McKerrow to augment his gathering of images, and I needed somewhere to distribute about a 100 of same, so my own environmental web site seemed a…