Mountain Wilderness is a non-profit environmentalist organisation.
Mountain Wilderness was founded by mountaineers and places a stronger emphasis on the human experience of wilderness than on the exclusive defense of wildlife for its own sake. Nearly all mountain landscapes, and, to an even higher degree, the perception of mountains by humans, bear a strong cultural imprint. Mountain Wilderness works towards the inclusive preservation of this natural and cultural mountain environment at large, in three complementary ways :
* by furthering activities that foster self-reliance, respect for nature and the shared enjoyment of mountains.
* by opposing aggressive activities, such as recreational off-roading, and more generally the commercialization, overdevelopment and exclusive appropriation of mountain.
* by fostering a naturally and culturally respectful development of mountain regions, to ensure a sustainable future for those who choose to live there.