Home

Navigation
Home
Climbing
Forums
Area Photos
Search
Search Climbs
Search Photos
Search Forums
Submissions
Add a Climb
Add an Area Photo
Quick Links
Rock Climbing Areas
Rock Climbing Photos
Ice Climbing Areas
Ice Climbing Photos
Gyms
Gym Photos
Bouldering Areas
Bouldering Photos
Artificial Walls
Artificial Wall Photos
User Links
Register
Today's Posts
Calendar
FAQ
Korea Links
Weather
Train Schedule
Korea Travel
Climbs by Province
Jeju-Do Jeollanam-Do Jeollabuk-Do Gyeongseongnam-Do Gyeongsangbuk-Do Chungcheongbuk-Do Chungcheongnam-Do Gyeonggi-Do Gangwon-Do Province
User Name Password
Calendar | Register | Lost Password?

Go Back   KOTR Forums > Climbing > Upcoming Trips

Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 11-24-2008, 01:19 PM
Hypoxic's Avatar
Hypoxic Hypoxic is offline
Snow Leopard
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Goyang
Posts: 273
2008 UN International Mountain Day

The 2008 UN International Mountain Day is nearly upon us. UNIMD is a day established by the UN to raise awareness of the ecological and cultural importance of mountains. It falls every year on December 11.

Some of you attended last year's humble little event. It was a nice time, a great start to an annual event that the KMPL and others are committed to.

This year, the seminar will be held on Sunday, December 7 at O2 World in Uidong, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul (I'm sure most of you know where it is). The owner of O2 has very kindly and gladly provided us with the 4th floor conference room free-of-charge for the event. Very nice gentleman.

Like last year, there will be a traditional sanshin-jae (mountain spirit ceremony), lectures by some of Korea's foremost authorities on mountain-related subjects (including our very own Mr Jake Preston). There will also be a tour like last year; the difference being that this year's tour will be of the facilities at O2 (last year's tour was of Doseonsa, just up the hill). There will be a viewing of a documentary, and a door prize for one lucky winner. After the events are all done around 5:00, we will retire for food and drink to the O2 Pub on the 5th floor where we've reserved 40 seats (so, if you wish to join our table, please RSVP via the KMPL). Please check out the KMPL site for complete details on the speakers and the events.

This year promises to be bigger and better than last year. I truly think, and I'm sure Jake will back me up, that all of you will find the seminar truly interesting.

The great thing about this year is those who are inclined can go for a hike in the morning up the hills or for a climb at O2, and then join us at 1:00.

I hope to see everyone there. Please come out and show your support for this very important day.

For complete details, visit the KMPL site at www.kmpl.org.
__________________
I go into the forest because that is the last place where man is not in charge.
- Grey Owl
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 11-25-2008, 12:12 AM
shanja's Avatar
shanja shanja is offline
verticalcult
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Daejeon
Posts: 1,386
Please come! Please Come! I'll be the weakest reason to attend, but door prizes and a buch of good talkers and presenters is a must attend event! I'll give you a belay if you show up!
__________________
quem deus perdere vult, primus dementat
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 11-25-2008, 04:31 AM
grubbsj07's Avatar
grubbsj07 grubbsj07 is offline
Slippery Slopers
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ilsan
Posts: 31
I'll ask because I'm sure I'm not the only one thinking this. Will the seminar be in English or Korean?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 11-25-2008, 11:29 AM
shanja's Avatar
shanja shanja is offline
verticalcult
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Daejeon
Posts: 1,386
Yeah, I believe almost everything will be bilingual....and what isn't will probably be in English rather than Korean. It should be quite accessible to both Koreans and foreigners, so don't let that put you off.
__________________
quem deus perdere vult, primus dementat
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 11-26-2008, 01:11 PM
Hypoxic's Avatar
Hypoxic Hypoxic is offline
Snow Leopard
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Goyang
Posts: 273
Yes, as much of it as possible will be bilingual. The documentary will be shown in English with Korean subtitles, and as many of the lectures as possible will be bilingual.

And Jake is by far not the weakest reason to attend! He may, indeed, be the most handsome reason to attend.
__________________
I go into the forest because that is the last place where man is not in charge.
- Grey Owl
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 11-27-2008, 11:52 AM
krisdodson krisdodson is offline
Seorak Sender
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hsinchu City, Taiwan
Posts: 19
I am very interested in attending - do we need to register beforehand? I probably should check out the posted website before asking anymore questions!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread 11-27-2008, 01:06 PM
Hypoxic's Avatar
Hypoxic Hypoxic is offline
Snow Leopard
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Goyang
Posts: 273
There's no need to register, no. If you would like a decent seat up front, you may want to RSVP. Our webmaster told me that about ten people have already RSVP'd.
__________________
I go into the forest because that is the last place where man is not in charge.
- Grey Owl
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Unread 12-02-2008, 12:11 AM
Hypoxic's Avatar
Hypoxic Hypoxic is offline
Snow Leopard
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Goyang
Posts: 273
We're winding down. The last week before the seminar is busy as we top off final preparations.

Again, I'd like to send my warmest invitation to everyone to join the seminar and join the international celebration of the ecology and culture of mountains.

I was contacted by the UNFAO (the KMPL is registered with their mountain management program) yesterday and they informed me that as far as their records indicate, we are the only group holding a significant event to mark IMD in Korea. They praised us for our creativity and have asked me to provide a full report on the seminar for them when it's all said and done.

Please, come out and help spread the word of the necessity to protect our mountains and to celebrate their wondrous beauties.
__________________
I go into the forest because that is the last place where man is not in charge.
- Grey Owl
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Unread 12-09-2008, 08:13 PM
Hypoxic's Avatar
Hypoxic Hypoxic is offline
Snow Leopard
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Goyang
Posts: 273
Well, the IMD seminar has come and gone again. It was a success, a nice turnout, a great time, a wonderful learning experience, and fine bonding of concerned attitudes on the future mountain ecosystems, and ecosystems as a whole.

I'd like to thank Jake for his moving speech. I hope you all can join us next year.

Remember, the actual IMD is the 11th. If you can try to find a way to celebrate, please do.
__________________
I go into the forest because that is the last place where man is not in charge.
- Grey Owl
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2008 Samgaksan Mountain Festival Hypoxic General Chat 0 08-17-2008 06:25 AM
Earth Day 2008 Hypoxic General Chat 2 04-22-2008 03:17 PM
December 9th Seoul, U.N. International Mountain Day Ceremony shanja Climbing Chat 31 12-13-2007 02:53 PM
UN International Mountain Day Hypoxic Upcoming Trips 2 12-10-2006 10:29 PM
KML Earth Day Cleanup 2006 Hypoxic Upcoming Trips 6 04-21-2006 11:21 PM





All times are GMT +9. The time now is 10:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.