Sustainable Summits 2016

Videos of last year’s Sustainable Summits Conference, at Mt Cook

Mt Cook Aoraki

Last winter I attended the inaugural, for NZ, Sustainable Summits Conference, at Mt Cook Aoraki Village and did several posts on same. It was one of the most interesting multi-day events I’ve ever attended. For it’s duration my friend Carla Braun-Elwert filmmaker editor artist, made videos, and she has now published them as below. Click…

Sustainable Summits 2016, 1st day, 8th Aug

Many people arrived the evening before the conference and after registration enjoyed a social hour or two at the Dept of Conservation [DOC] Visitor Centre where we were welcomed by organiser John Cocks and Mike Davies the manager of Mt Cook National Park The conference kicked off on Monday 8th Aug. with a whakatau /…

Sustainable Summits 2016, 2nd day, 9 Aug

Please scroll down to see the slide show [many thanks to Ross Cullen for supply the words] Session 4 The Everest Environmental Story Dawa Steven Sherpa The Denali Story – The Clean Climb Program Roger Robinson + video by Geoff Hill [shown later Panel ‘Keeping the Mountains Clean’ Dawa Steven Sherpa, Roger Robinson, Pascal Mao,…

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…