Co-coordinators of the Sustainable Summits Conference, Dave Bamford and John Cocks, are positive that this conference will a stimulating forum to discuss the challenges of using and managing special mountain areas in New Zealand and around the world, and to share solutions.

Dave Bamford comments:

“With growing concern about the rapid increase in visitors to New Zealand’s mountains, a very busy season but successful on Sagarmartha / Mount Everest and the continued growth in mountain tourism, the August Sustainable Summits Conference is timely”

With strong support from the NZAC, FMC, American National Park Service, the American Alpine Club and sponsors, there will be a good range of experienced mountain managers and mountain tourism operators.

Bamford comments:

“Having speakers share their experiences of mountain management, a places including Everest, Tongariro, Denali, Mont Blanc, and the Australian Alps, will keep the conference focused on solutions to the growing challenges of sustainability of our precious mountains”

With over 60 registered and 100 expected for the Sustainable Summits Conference, organisers and participants are assured of an active, lively three days at Aoraki Mount Cook.

Please contact the conference coordinators if you have any interest or questions.

John Cocks

Dave Bamford