The King Albert I. Foundation has announced this year's recipients of the Albert Mountain Award. The prize awards freedom, ethic as well as responsible and respectful treatment of the alpine environment.
The Slovenian Alpine Museum, which was nominated for the European Museum of the Year in 2012, has now received another prestigious international recognition.
According to Miro Eržen, who led the project of constructing the museum in Mojstrana, the award is recognition to all generations of Slovenian mountaineers who shaped the history of the Slovenian alpine world. The greatest merit goes to enthusiastic mountain climbers from Mojstrana led by Avgust Delavec, whose efforts of gathering material heritage and documentation related to the alpine world resulted in the opening of the Triglav Museum Collection, which is the foundation of today's Slovenian Alpine Museum.
Protection of mountains
The King Albert I. Foundation was established in 1993 in memory of the Belgian king Albert I., who was a mountaineer and very fond of the mountains. The prize has been awarded to more than 50 recipients, including mountain climbers, geographers and geologists, photographers and writers, publishers of alpine literature etc. – those who have made an important positive contribution to the protection of mountains as a world of majestic beauty, a world that represents a habitat to its inhabitants, an adventure to hikers and climbers as well as world heritage.
D. S., MMC; translated by K. Z.