There's so much to learn about mountains! And it's easy to do with mountain-related online courses. If you feel that any E-Learning course should be in this list, please let us know.


Alpandino (www.alpandino.org) is an e-learning course on alpine ecology developed by the University of Basel. The course contains lectures on various aspects of alpine ecology, including climate, microclimate, water issues, and soils, and also offers a photo-excursion to alpine habitats and treeline locations around the globe. This course is a great entry point for a diverse audience, ranging from alpine zoologists and microbiologists to conservation experts and nature reserve managers. It serves also as an ideal preparation for field excursions or field weeks with students. The course is available in English and Spanish.