Mountains are some of the most interesting geological features that our world has to offer. Clear proof of the massive changes that happen beneath the surface of our planet, mountains have also served as playgrounds and places of worship for countless generations of humans. Anything that’s been such a mainstay for so many people and cultures through millennia is worth commemorating. So on December 11, we celebrate International Mountain Day!


Climb a mountain higher than you’ve ever climbed

If you’ve climbed Table Mountain, find a new route. For everyone else, you’ve got work to do! You might have climbed some high mountains, but there’s always another one worth scaling.


Clean up your local natural preserves

Mountain or not, International Mountain Day is the perfect opportunity to get out and help clean up the places that make your nature locale interesting and worthwhile. Those trails don’t clear themselves, after all!


Introduce someone else to the wonders of mountains

You might have hiked Lions Head a dozen times, but you’ve likely got a friend who hasn’t. Use International Mountain Day as an opportunity to spread your love for the outdoors with your closest friends.