Cumbrian Mountain Festival 2002
celebration of life in the
Involvement from Langdale and Ambleside MRT
Dialogue Across Mountains
A British-Swiss Affair
Sir Chris Bonington C.B.E., The Hon. Jim Lowther, Lord Richard Inglewood MEP and His Excellency Mr Bruno Spinner, Ambassador of Switzerland.
This Festival is a major Cumbrian community project aimed at boosting our county’s economy after the disastrous Foot and Mouth epidemic.
The disease has severely affected businesses
and livelihoods within the rural communities of the Lake District and our
project is a means of stimulating regeneration in these areas. By chronicling
Cumbria’s long history of Mountain culture and heritage we aim to bring
tourists back to those areas worst affected.
series of community-based events, exhibitions and attractions, partly funded by
Business Link for Cumbria, have been organised between April and November 2002.
As part of ‘International Year of Mountains 2002’ this project will gain
international recognition, particularly as we are working with the Swiss
government to promote ‘Dialogue Across Mountains’, a celebration of the
longstanding British/Swiss mountaineering and tourism relationship.
These events will be based throughout Cumbria
to form a heritage trail that can be followed from venue to venue, providing the
opportunity to view works of art and memorabilia not normally on display to the
[LAMRT introduction to be inserted by team co-ordinator]
Planned LAMRT events are:
Co-ordinator - Steve Haltom
|HQ Open nights||1900hrs. 20th February||Steve Haltom|
|1900hrs. 20th, 27th March||Steve Haltom|
|1900hrs. 3rd, 10th April||Steve Haltom|
|1900hrs. 29th May||Steve Haltom|
|Mad about Mountains Festival at Brockhole||Sunday 2nd June + Monday 3rd June||Iona Wilson, Brockhole Events officer|
|HQ Open nights||1900hrs. 5th, 12th June||Steve Haltom|
|1900hrs. 7th, 24th, 31st July||Steve Haltom|
|1900hrs. 7th, 14th, 21st,28th August||Steve Haltom|
|1900hrs. 4th September||Steve Haltom|
|Organised Group Visits||tbc||Steve Haltom|
|IYM Close Out Party at Wasdale||Saturday 26 October 2002||Richard Warren - Wasdale MRT/LDSAMRA|