Monday, August 19, 2013

Centenary of the Norwegian Mountain Treking Association

To commemorate the Centenary of the Norwegian Mountain Treking Association, a set of 3 stamps were  issued on 22nd Jan. 1968.My friend Pia sent me this cover.
The Norwegian Trekking Association (Den norske turistforening, DNT) is a Norwegian association which maintains mountain trails and cabins in Norway. The association was founded on 21 January 1868 with the scope "to help and develop tourism in this country". Today the goal is to work for simple, secure and environmentally friendly outdoor activities. DNT has currently more than 200,000 individual members. It also has several "honorary members", prominent people who has shown a keen interest in Norwegian nature and given the country publicity as a tourist destination, among them Kofi Annan and Katie Melua. The secretary-general of the association is Kristin Krohn Devold, former Minister of Defence.
The mountains of Norway have always been utilised by the Norwegian people since the first Norwegians followed the reindeer when the ice cap retracted ten thousand years ago.

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