2010 Sir Edmund Hillary Medal: Call for Nominations

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2010 Sir Edmund Hillary Medal: Call for Nominations

by jrbouldin » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:21 pm

2010 Sir Edmund Hillary Medal: Call for Nominations

The Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal is awarded for "remarkable service in the conservation of culture and nature in mountain regions" in any part of the world. The Hillary Medal is a project of Mountain Legacy, a Nepalese NGO, reg. #1018/060-61 (www.mountainlegacy.org). The Hillary Medal was officially authorized by Sir Edmund Hillary in 2003 and is supported by Peter Hillary on behalf of the Hillary family. The 2010 Hillary Medal will be the fourth in the series.

The Hillary Medal is awarded both to recognize Sir Edmund's life-long commitment to the welfare of mountain people and their environment and also to encourage the continuing emulation of his example. Sir Edmund's contributions and the work of the foundations he established or inspired in New Zealand, Canada, the United States and Germany have resulted in the construction of some thirty schools, two airstrips, two hospitals and eleven village clinics as well as a reforestation program in Sagarmatha National Park.

The 2010 award will include airfare and accommodation to facilitate the honouree's participation in the Hillary Medal Presentation in Melbourne, Australia. He or she will be invited to discuss the work already accomplished and plans for the future, both informally and also at a formal lecture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Nominations for the awarding of the 2010 Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal will be accepted as of Monday 2 November, 2009 and close Monday 8 March, 2010. The official nomination form will be available at www.hillarymedal.org or by email from Dr. Beau Beza at beza@hillarymedal.org .

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