December 11 is International Mountain Day, and we think it’s a great opportunity to get together for conversation and camaraderie. With the Purcells to the west of us and the Rockies to the east, we are reminded daily of the dramatic landscape that shapes our lives. While mountains may call to us and remind us of our lofty dreams of summit aspirations, they are more than just physical landmarks. They host about half of the world’s biodiversity hotspots and 30 percent of all Key Biodiversity Areas. They are our water towers. More than half of humanity relies on mountain freshwater for daily life.
Come and join us at The Station Pub on Sunday, December 11, 5-7pm and let’s talk mountains…. because #Mountains Matter.
Bob Sandford, prolific Canmore author and global water specialist, says it best in his book, The Canadian Alps, The History of Canadian Mountaineering:
A mountain is a myth giver, a shaman lingering between this world and next. The peaks tell us ours is a magical world where existence cycles between peak and valley, sea and stone, life and death. The mountain is a solitary witness on the fringe of time. Break open the rock and find a frozen ocean swimming.