The Victorian backcountry festival will be happening soon at Mt Hotham (September 1, 2, 3). Now in its 6th year, the festival offers tours, workshops, a demo village, ski in outdoor bar on a hilltop, repair cafe, avalanche safety courses, an opening night party, films and a speakers program.
As part of the speakers program, there will be a great event at The General in Mt Hotham village, with presentations on how to turn concern for the mountains into meaningful action.
Mobilising the outdoors community
2 – 4pm, upstairs at The General
Outdoors people can see the changes that are coming to the mountains and wild places we love. How can we act effectively to protect these places?
Come along and hear from a range of outdoor groups and to learn about how they are mobilising the outdoors community and achieving lasting change.
- Omar Elkadi, Protect Our Winters (POW)
- Hilary McAllister. For Wild Places – trail running group
- Melinda Quick, Winter Wildlands Alliance
- Finishing with the film Steep Reflections, with a Q&A with one of the producers, Cameron ‘Woody’ Wood.
This is a free event. All welcome (please note it has happening within the Mt Hotham ski resort, so gate entry must be organised).
Further details here. https://www.melbournefoe.org.au/mobilising_the_outdoors_community