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Mike Mortimer Exit Strategies Introduction

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Mike Mortimer Exit Strategies Introduction

  1. 1. Exit Strategies An Introduction by Mike Mortimer 1Exit Strategies, Golden7/30/2010
  2. 2. 2Exit Strategies, Golden7/30/2010
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  4. 4. New Monta Rosa Hut Opened July 2010 Valais Switzerland. Cost 10.5m CHF 4Exit Strategies, Golden7/30/2010
  5. 5. Bow Hut Built 1989 Total Cost $100,000 Cost allocation for waste management $1,000 5Exit Strategies, Golden7/30/2010
  6. 6. How it all Started 6Exit Strategies, Golden7/30/2010
  7. 7. The Road to Damascus Huts Committee Vice-President, 1986-1994 Alpine Club of Canada In 1990 met with German Alpine Club and obtained documents relating to Water, Energy and Waste Management in alpine huts. Documents were translated and Mike experienced his “Road to Damascus” In 1991 the ACC Organized the first North American Conference on Water, Energy and Waste Management. 7Exit Strategies, Golden7/30/2010
  8. 8. History of Seminars • Lake Louise 1991 ACC • Mt Rainier 1993 NPS • Grand Teton 1994 AAC • Calgary 1994 ACC • Australia 2000 AANP 8Exit Strategies, Golden7/30/2010
  9. 9. Fundraising Initiatives 9Exit Strategies, Golden7/30/2010
  10. 10. 10 Working with the Administration Exit Strategies, Golden7/30/2010
  11. 11. The Ideal The water flowing out of a hut should be as pure as the water flowing in 11Exit Strategies, Golden7/30/2010
  12. 12. 12 Abbot Pass Hut 2,925 m • Capacity 24 • Season: Mid July- September • Annual Usage: 600-800 overnights. • Waste System: Fly-out barrel for solid waste, urine disposal on site. Exit Strategies, Golden7/30/2010
  13. 13. 13 Abbot Pass Drainage on left.Water Source on right. Exit Strategies, Golden7/30/2010
  14. 14. 14 Abbot Pass Bio-physical plan Exit Strategies, Golden7/30/2010
  15. 15. Urine Separation A teaspoon of urine in a barrel of shit, is a barrel of shit. A teaspoon of shit in a barrel of urine is a barrel of shit 15Exit Strategies, Golden7/30/2010
  16. 16. Complex Menus Produce Complex Waste 16Exit Strategies, Golden7/30/2010
  17. 17. Keep it Simple What sort of diseases can you get in a hot tub? It depends on what you do in a hot tub! Remember that pit toilets are in many cases the best solution. Don’t over-engineer! 17Exit Strategies, Golden7/30/2010
  18. 18. What can the UIAA do to help? • Global network of mountaineering and mountain user federations, many with huts. (Estimate 10,000 + huts) • 71 federations in 61 countries • Global access through our website • Assist as conduit for information through UIAA website via links • Connections to UNEP, IUCN, etc • Technology Transfer 18Exit Strategies, Golden7/30/2010
  19. 19. “Life is like a sewer, what you get out of it depends on what you put into it” Tom Lehrer 19Exit Strategies, Golden7/30/2010
  20. 20. Final Thoughts 20Exit Strategies, Golden7/30/2010

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