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2008 King Albert Mountain Award

The King Albert I Memorial Foundation held its annual award ceremony in Pontresina/CH on 6 September.
The 2008 awards went to five mountain experts, including four from countries of the Alps, namely Catherine Destivelle from France, one of the best women mountaineers in the world, Kurt Albert from Germany, the creator of the Red Point idea, Gerhard Baur, a documentary film producer from Germany, the Swiss history professor Jon Mathieu, and the Canadian professor Hanspeter Schreier. The King Albert I Memorial Foundation, which is registered in Zurich/CH, was founded in 1993 by Walter Amstutz, former Chief Tourist Officer in St. Moritz, in honour of King Albert I of Belgium (1875-1934), who was an outstanding mountaineer and climber, for the purpose of honouring institutions and individuals who have done outstanding service through their work in any field pertaining to the mountain regions of the world.
Source and Information: www.king-albert.ch (en)