On October 23, 2015, KTK-BELT was honored with the Mountain Protection Prize by the Switzerland-based UIAA, an international climbing and mountaineering federation. KTK-BELT was selected from among 22 unique conservation projects and received a prize of $5,000 to further its mission.

Over 60 alpine associations from around the world gathered in Seoul to attend the UIAA General Assembly, where the award ceremony took place. This video featuring Kumar Bishwakarma, a local teacher and project leader, was screened before the delegates and dignitaries in Korea.

We are grateful to all of you, who have been supporting the BELT project since it started in 2014. We have an enormous amount of conservation work to do over this next year.  Please continue to support us as we grow the BELT.