The Sustainable Summits Conferences are inspired by the growing pressures on our mountain environments, the need to find solutions to the impacts of such pressures – overcrowding, waste, noise, and more – and a drive to sustain these environments.

The 5th Sustainable Summits conference will be held in Nepal in June 2020 to showcase the country’s mountain environment, highlight climate change issues, and bring international attention to Nepal’s mountain tourism.

Nepal has had strong representation at all the Sustainable Summits conferences, with Dawa Steven Sherpa being a keynote speaker in Colorado, New Zealand, and France. Dr Nima Sherpa and Lisa Choegyal made presentations at the New Zealand event.

The 2020 conference will be hosted by the Nepal Tourism Board under the Ministry of Culture Tourism & Civil Aviation (MoCTCA), closely supported by the Climate Alliance of Himalayan Communities, ICIMOD (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development), Himalayan Climate Initiative, and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).

Sustainable Summits Conference 2020

The Sustainable Summits 2020 conference is being held in Nepal 1-5 June 2020 to showcase the country’s mountain environment, highlight climate change issues and bring international attention to Nepal’s mountain tourism. This is the 5th Sustainable Summits conference.

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Nepal Conference

Advance information about the 5th Sustainable Summits conference, to be held in Kathmandu in June 2020.

Nepal 2020 Conference Page

Sustainable Summits 2018 Trailer

Welcome to the Sustainable Summits 2018 conference in Chamonix, France.

Watch the official conference trailer, which captures the excitement and challenges of the mountain environment in 2018, three centuries after the dawn of alpine climbing, right here in Chamonix.

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Sustainable Summits Conference 2018

The 4th Sustainable Summits Conference took place from 10 to 15 June 2018 in the Majestic Congress Center in Chamonix, France. It integrated French and European issues and solutions with international experience and learning.

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Our Sponsors

The Sustainable Summits conferences would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Please appreciate their support in improving the sustainability of our summits.

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Sustainable Summits Conferences

Sustainable Summits Conference 2016

The New Zealand Alpine Club hosted the third global Sustainable Summits conference at Mount Cook, New Zealand. In 2016 the NZAC celebrated its 125th anniversary. Hosting the 3rd global Sustainable Summits Conference was a highlight of the club’s celebrations.

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Sustainable Summits Conference 2014

The Sustainable Summits Conference in 2014 built on the success of Exit Strategies. Once again the goals was to shape and share environmentally sustainable solutions in mountain areas, including by developing global partnerships.

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Exit Strategies Conference 2010

The original Sustainable Summits Conference was called “Exit Strategies: Managing Human Waste in the Wild” and was hosted by the American Alpine Club (AAC) at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado.

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