The Albanian Alps Institute
Excerpted from the website:
- The Albanian Alps Institute came slowly into being as a result of Steve Cook's work helping Albanian school children. Steve first traveled to Albania in 1992 as an "enlightened tourist" and found a post-Communist country that was barely avoiding chaos. It was on this first trip that he met Marash Rakaj, now AAI's In-Country Representative. Steve returned in 1993 to lead trekkers through the rugged Malsia e Madhe (Great Mountains) region of northern Albania.