Because It's There

An IQ2 Festival on Mountains - 15th June 2010

Intelligence Squared’s Because it’s there Mountain Festival will take place on 15 June 2010 at the Royal Geographical Society in London. It will be a one evening-only exploration of what mountains represent to humanity. From mountains’ place in literature to how they shape history, from providing sublime nourishment for the soul to fuelling mountaineers’ addiction to vertigo, the festival will combine the IQ2 tradition of debate and discussion with film, photography and literature. (Our thanks to speaker Doug Scott for the picture)

“The authentic Englishman is one whose delight is to wander all day, amongst rocks and snow; and to come as near breaking his neck as his conscience will allow”
- Leslie Stephen 1871