Dates and speakers of this year’s International Mountain Summit

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From 8th to 14th October 2018 Brixen will be once again the world capital of the mountain. South Tyrol, in the heart of the Alps, and above all Brixen as “Alpine Town 2018” is the authentic and ideal place for this multiform Mountain Festival. The world’s top mountaineers of yesterday and today will meet right here on the occasion of the International Mountain Summit®. It is a meeting opportunity and a contest of ideas for the big international players, best mountaineers and climbers. The IMS intertwines different issues, generations and points of view. A multiplicity of form, but one substance shared by all guests: love for the mountain.

The concept of the International Mountain Summit is as simple as being unique. Take excitement for the mountain in all its facets, mix well with encounters, the so-called “Abklettern” with South Tyrolean specialties and live music spices it up, and garnish it all with scene conversations, meetings and multimedia shows of extraordinary Mountain people. The result is the motto “Meet.Mountain.People.Soul“. All presented thanks to the simultaneous translations in the official languages of the festival: German and Italian (and from Thursday to Saturday night also in English).

This year’s IMS will be opened with the best-known German-speaking thinker of our time Richard David Precht, who will present his new book “Jäger, Hirten, Kritiker. Eine Utopie für die digitale Gesellschaft ” (“Hunters, Shepherds, Critics. A Utopia for the Digital Society”). In the following days you will experience war reporter Antonia Rados, who will talk about fears, risks and dangers on Tuesday 9 October, star chef Norbert Niederkofler, who with his “Cook the Mountain” philosophy cooks the mountains. Not the rock, but what grows on it awakening awareness of the peculiarities of mountain regions.  Another highlight of the festival is the awarding of the Paul Preuss Prize. It is awarded to extreme mountaineers and climbers who, in the course of their entire mountaineering development, have dedicated themselves to free climbing not only through outstanding achievements in the mountains, but also in the spirit of Paul Preuss’ philosophy, by renouncing technical climbing aids, and have distinguished themselves in particular. The Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen, as well as the mountaineers Stefan Glowacz, Beat Kammerlander, Alex Megos and Tamara Lunger will also be on our IMS stage.

These are just some of the protagonists of the festival in October.

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