New president of Iran climbing body stresses development of ice climbing and ties to UIAA

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ndLMn8jVM4&feature=youtu.be[/embed] Iranian climber climber Zohreh Abdollahkhani who recently posted a one minute message on YouTube describing her passion for ice climbing personifies the growth of the sport in Iran. It’s with that in mind that Youth Commission president Israfil Ashurli met with Iran Mountaineering and Sport Climbing...

American Alpine Club hosts Sustainable Summits Conference

The American Alpine Club (AAC), in collaboration with Denali National Park, will present "Sustainable Summits: The International Mountain Conference on Environmental Practices", a once-in-a-decade gathering of key leaders in mountain management, conservation, and the outdoor industry. The AAC is hosting the event at the American Mountaineering Center in...

Founder of Climbers Against Cancer smiles through his pain

John Ellison (in green t-shirt) surrounded by supporters (Photo: http://www.climbersagainstcancer.org) When British climber John Ellison received the news more than two years ago that he was ill with terminal cancer he realized he had a stark choice to make. A lesser person might have given up hope but...