The University of the Philippines Mountaineers (UPM), in cooperation with the University of the Philippines Institue of Biology, invites everyone to AkyatCon 2.0, to be held at the UP Institute of Biology Auditorium, Diliman, Quezon City on July 28-29, 2017.
AkyatCon is a national conference on responsible mountaineering and the conservation of mountain environments. It is a venue for professional and leisure hikers, outdoor enthusiasts, local communities, conservation workers, students and academics, national and local government agencies, and other stakeholders to share information, knowledge, and experiences.
Now in its second year, AkyatCon 2.0 will feature discussions on mountain biodiversity and conservation, outdoor ethics, mountain-related policies and implementing issues, cultural and gender aspects of mountaineering, explorations and expeditions, emerging/current mountaineering techniques, technologies, issues and trends in mountain sports. With the growing popularity of mountaineering as a sport and a leisure activity, UPM would like to highlight these topics in order to raise the technical knowledge and awareness of local climbers and promote responsible mountaineering.
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