The conference begins on Sunday, September 8, at 7 p.m. Join us for an exciting welcoming reception that highlights early Denali mountaineering. The program schedule on September 9, 10 and 11 will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. each morning and end at 5 p.m. each evening. An hour is planned for lunch, with a box lunch provided each day. Throughout the day, coffee, tea and water will be available. Two hours are planned for a dinner break. Three other evening keynote speaker sessions will start at 7 p.m. and run to 8:30 p.m.
We are developing an exciting, cutting-edge schedule of presentations and panel discussions. Check back in May 2013 for the complete list of events.
• Planning and Access
I. Allocating mountain use
II. Backcountry management planning and implementing
III. New actions on many of the world’s mountains
IV. Climber fee discussions
• Managing Human Waste
I. Culturally sensitive areas
II. New research in cold environments
III. Composting and Vermicomposting
IV. Packout system case studies
V. Handling safely
• Sustainable Practices
I. Leave No Trace mountaineering curriculum
II. Reduced packaging, other 'burdens' on land and resources
III. Emergency and rescue, improving safety, better communication
Time will be allowed for problem solving on all of the above among the experts and audience. In addition, exhibits will display sustainable products that are efficient, lighter, and lower resource use. Managers and vendors will display products and papers from the presentations.