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