The 12 Peaks mountaineering challenge is a campaign initiated by our long-time contributor Mario Šarevski and organised by the mountaineering association "Transverzalec" with the goal of climbing 12 "unknown and least visited" peaks on the territory of Macedonia. The campaign consists of one-day tours to peaks on different mountains in the country, which are conducted once per month in the period from October 2016 to September 2017. In the first months of the challenge, the tour to the peak Lisec (1,935 m) on Golešnica in October was integrated to the Geoexpeditions project in 2016; in February 2017, Kiril Simeonovski joined Mario in the challenge and they have both started actively promoting the Wikimedia projects to the other participants. For that purpose, we have created an instructional leaflet on uploading images to Wikimedia Commons and delivered a mass of it during the tours conducted to the peaks Movnatec (1,564 m) on Dautica in March and Liska (1,908 m) on Ilinska Mointain in April 2017. The promotionial activity has eventually paid off when new users' uploads of images from the visited places during the tours were noticed on Wikimedia Commons, especially those of the mountaineer and photographer Bojan Stojčevski after the end of the seventh tour of the campaign in April 2017.
Gallery of images uploaded during the April 2017 tour (credits to Bojan Stojčevski and Mario Šarevski)
Old house in the village of Prostranje
The Prostranje River
Waterfall near the village of Prostranje
The centre of the village of Prostranje
A group of the tour participants in the village of Prostranje