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New Heights for Youth Entrepreneurship

Unlocking the economic potential of youth entrepreneurship and new economic niches. PEAK aims to combat and reverse depopulation by attracting young people to stay, move to – or move back to – mountain areas and become entrepreneurs. It will empower youth through entrepreneurship to be equal partners and torchbearers in creating and implementing goals toward environmental sustainability.


“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing”

Barry Finlay

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“You can’t move mountains by whispering at them.”


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