These are interviews with a range of folks who have made their home in the mountains or who generally have an obsession with the hills. I have a long list of people I want to talk with, and have a few interviews to type up.

Even in the increasingly generic and urban world of the 21st century, landscape and place are still significant for many of us. Love of particular places and environments helps define who we are as people. The following interviews seek to explain how place (mountains in particular) have been defining features in many people’s lives.

Aidan Kempster has been raising profile about the proposal for the Great Forest National Park through riding the trails and roads of the Central Highlands, VIC.

The Big Melt tour

Bob Rich, Moora Moora, Mt Toolebewong, VIC. Bob is a writer who has lived for decades on Mt Toolebewong.

Casey Wright and Kat Paul are Lake Mountain (VIC) cross country skiers who have been competing in many skiing Championships.

Charley Daniel, who runs the solar powered Black Rainbow printing, W Tree, VIC

Deb Foskey, long term resident of Cabanandra , in far East Gippsland, VIC

Elizabeth MacPhee, who manages many ecological restoration projects in the Snowy Mountains. Tumut, NSW

Geoff Mosley, long term conservationist with a long connection to the Alps. Hurstbridge, VIC

Louise Perrin, Environment Officer at Mt Buller resort, VIC

Stephen Curtain, film maker who produced the great Australian ski film Winter Dreaming.

I am always interested in suggestions of other people to profile, please feel free to get in touch: cam.walker@foe.org.au