About Mountain Legacy


Mountain Legacy is a non-governmental organization (NG0 reg. #1018/060-61) based in Nepal and dedicated to the cultural and natural conservation of mountainous regions.

In 2003 Mountain Legacy was initiated by unanimous resolution of the Namche Conference: Parks, People and Mountain Tourism, an international conference organized by Bridges-PRTD (Bridges: Projects in Rational Tourism Development) with the collaboration of Himalayan Journal of Sciences (HJS) and the Himalayan Association for the Advancement of Science (HimAAS). For more information, see HJS articles: Mountain Legacy Announces Plans [Abstract] and


Membership is informal. Simply join and participate in the MountainLegacy Mountain Legacy Google Group.

The primary function of Mountain Legacy is the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal project, directed by Dr. Seth Sicroff. As of October 29, 2015, seven Medals have been awarded. On May 29, 2016, it was announced that the 2017 SEHML Medal would be presented to Ing. César A. Portocarrero Rodríguez on International Mountain Day, December 11, 2016.

Mountain Legacy, HJS, and HimAAS are collaborating on the publication of a Festschrift in honor of Jack D. Ives.


Do you have suggestions or other feedback? Contact Mountain Legacy Projects Coordinator Seth Sicroff at; 511 W. Green St., Ithaca NY, 14850 USA; (607) 256-0102.