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«Since 1949, the Belgian Association Intersoc has made it possible for over three million young people, families and retired persons to discover the Alpine World. This has provided generations of Belgians with the unique opportunity of becoming acquainted with the mountain environment and with the people who dwell there, also to gain the skills of travelling in the mountains, and to be able to feel some of the enthusiasm and devotion for the mountains that was felt by King Albert I.

Thanks to the efforts each year of a few thousand voluntary workers, young people – also those with limited means – have been able, with the help of trained instructors and guides, to acquire confidence in all aspects of the Alpine environment and have been encouraged to experience and respect the unique grandeur of the Mountain World.»

Albert Mountain Award 1998