02 October 2015

News - Kiku. International Mountain Summit

Mountain Xtreme by GORE-TEX 

On Saturday the evening speech is presented by three personalities that love the extreme. Extreme climbing is what Tamara Lunger talks about. She defeats the highest mountains in the world. 

Andy Lewis who goes by the stage name Sketchy Andy (Lewis), is a professional stunt coordinator and internationally recognized Slackliner. "Sketchy" or “Crazy Andy", has successfully completed a long list of accomplishments as a highliner and trickliner. Last but not least, Robert Jasper, the extraordinary German climber tries to take make the extreme feasible. He made the first free ascent of the famous "Japanese Diretissima" on the North Face of Eiger. This Mountain Xtreme evening is presented to you by GORE-TEX®.

Speaker's list includes many nountain people

Felix Brunner was 19 years old and working in the mountain rescue group. He loved mountains and ice-climbing more than anything else. Then the shocking accident while ice-climbing followed by weeks in coma and more than 60 surgeries. The young man was fighting to come back to life. 2014 the impressive result: he crossed the Alps on his handbike. The story of the young Bavarian will lead the IMS visitors into a motivational world. 

Also the British climber Andy Kirkpatrick is pushing himself day by day towards his own limits, without the desire to establish new records, but to set himself always new limits. The humorous climber will offer a new approach to the climbing world and will make you smile. Tickets are available on www.IMS.bz . The evening will be presented by the company DURST.


Mountain mine experience in Villanders

Saturday, 17th of October we meet outside the Mine in Villanders to start a wonderful experience: a 2-hour tour inside the mountain,that offers an insight into history of mining. The Pfunders mountain mine in Villanders was one of the most important mining areas in Tyrol during the Middle Ages. After it closed at the beginning of the 20th century, it fell out of memory. Through the work of the culture heritage and museum association of Villanders, the mine has been given an overhaul in recent years and is now open to the public as a visitors’ attraction. The entire network measures 16.5 km. (10 miles), of which two thirds were excavated by hand and one third were blasted with explosives. The Elisabeth tunnel in the Mining World Villanders, 1,670 metres long (5,479 ft.), shows traditional mining methods, the conveyor system and ore processing, as well as the working conditions of the miners, who had a life expectancy of 35 to 40 years. Since 2010 visits have also been possible to the Lorenz mine tunnel.

The mountain and its faces 

Mountains are often related and used as a synonym of freedom. It is really hard to understand the limits in between freedom and risk. How far can the desire for freedom reach without risking not only one’s own life but endangering also the society?
Is it ethically correct to go beyond our limits knowing that we might need external aid and spread economic resources. And where does the legal aspect contradict the freedom of mountaineering?
The purpose of the discussion on friday, october 16th will be to give a number of indications and suggestions from different points of view. The medical, legal, ethical, athletic and economic aspect will be considered to present, discuss, and show the limits of the freedom of mountaineering.

The discussion is organized in collaboration with Dott. Luigi Festi, director of the "Master of medicine of high altitude" and the italian alpine club CAI.

Our Sponsors 

The way to a man’s heart goes through his stomach and the same approach applies for mountain love. Our culinary sponsors and partners will have a special treat for you in the IMS Alm. The Speck (local bacon) comes from the company Nocker Speck from the region Hochpustertal /Alta Pusteria, the cheese dairy Sexten / Sesto provides the local cheese. Gösser delivers beer and radler (beer mixed with lemonade), the bakery Trenker supplies bread. The winery Cantina Valle Isarco supports our Festival with his prestigious wines. The restaurant bar K1 in Riscone / Reischach provides different seating-accommodations, the forestry office arranges the green decoration in Forum Brixen. Rossin is our partner for furniture on stage. Also the Raiffeisenkassen Südtirols (bank) supports our Festival and takes care of ticket sales. We extend our sincere appreciation to our partners and sponsors, without whom our Mountain Festival would not be possible. Thanks for investing in what will be an unforgettable event.


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