Mountain Legacy Project

mountainNo other nation in the world can be compared with India’s stupendous glory. The University’s long history in mountain study extends from the establishment of the Banff Centre in 1933 to present work on glacier biochemistry, for example, or the Mountain Cairns monograph series on Rockies’ history and culture from the University of Alberta Press.

Big chunky tyres designed for muddy tracks are not the best for city streets, a gear range designed for steep mountain slopes may not ideal for urban areas, and although city cycling can be tough on a bike, it’s not nearly as tough as riding on a mountain – and hence frames can be overly strong (and hence heavy).

Wherever a geologist directs his attention in the midst of a scene of mountains, traces of ruin and decay always meet his eye; and the lofty prominences of our globe, supposed to be the most permanent of nature’s works, every where display unequivocal marks of the lapse and effects of time.

Our headquarters is nestled in the heart of downtown Telluride, home to great backcountry skiing, a lifetime of ice climbs, spectacular hikes, 13 and 14,000′ summits, and the famous Via Ferrata For adventurous visitors to Telluride, the Via Ferrata is a must-do.mountain

From Tibet to Australia, Alaska to Norway armed with drones, Go-Pros and helicopters, director Jennifer Peedom has fashioned an astonishing symphony of mountaineers, ice climbers, free soloists, heliskiers, snowboarders, wingsuiters and parachuting mountain bikers.