Innovative Nepalese mountain training scheme in final stages of development

A group of ten experienced Nepalese trainers attended an advanced week-long assessors’ workshop in Langtang, Nepal conducted by Steve Long, chair of the UIAA Training Standards Panel. The Nepalese trainers are part of an innovative multi-year UIAA Training Standards program conducted in partnership with theNepal Mountaineering...

Sanjaa Zaya receives top Mongolian sporting award

Sanjaa Zaya receives top sporting award from Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj UIAA Youth Commission member Sanjaa Zaya has been honoured with Mongolia’s greatest sporting honour, the Mongolian State Honoured Sportsman Prize. Zaya, 68, received the award from Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj in recognition of her role as...

Happy International Mountain Day!

The United Nations marks 11 December as International Mountain Day every year which is an important and significant day for us at the UIAA - International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation - home of the UIAA Mountain Protection Award. Covering around 27 percent of the earth’s land surface, mountains play...

UAAA celebrates 20th anniversary in Hiroshima, Japan

The Union of Asian Alpine Associations (UAAA) is 20-years-old and the special birthday was celebrated in grand style at the group’s annual General Assembly held in Hiroshima Japan. In a message celebrating the 20th anniversary of the body, In-Jeong Lee, president of the Korean Alpine Federation (KAF) and...

2014 UIAA General Assembly News

News Release UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONCLUDES WITH STATEMENT ABOUT PERMANENT STRUCTURES ON MOUNT EVEREST Tamotsu (Tom) Nakamura made Honorary Member and Steve House receives UIAA Award 18 October 2014, FLAGSTAFF, Arizona:  Member federations of the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation voted today at their annual General...