Youth Commission president meets ARISF General Secretary Riccardo Fraccari

The renewal of a longstanding relationship between the Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF) and the UIAA was at the centre of a meeting between ARISF General Secretary Riccardo Fraccari and Youth Commission president Israfil Ashurly. Ashurly was accompanied to the meeting on 9...

The 2013 Global Youth Summit a huge, diverse success

One of the most diverse series of Global Youth Summit events ever held under the supervision of the UIAA Youth Commission ended last month with a new event, a rock climbing festival in Terelj, Mongolia, organized by the Mongolian National Mountaineering Federation. “We covered wide geography...

Youth Commission charts course under new president

As part of its mandate to promote GYS event and reach out to youth around the world, commission members strategized on a plan that includes an event in Mongolia in 2013 which will be included in the plan submitted to The Association of IOC Recognised International...

Alpine Association of Slovenia to host youth leader seminar

A seminar to train youth leaders being held in Slovenia this summer is a unique opportunity for young climbers from around the world to learn how to teach mountaineering to children. The UIAA approved seminar takes place at the Mountaineering Training Centre Bavšica  in the scenic Bavšica Valley. It...

Female Pakistani climber inspires women and youth

Mountaineering exploits by a Pakistani woman, Samina Baig, have been hailed as inspiring for women and youth of the country. Pakistan’s Minister for Sports, Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani, congratulated Baig on her achievements which he said were unheard of in Pakistan. He assured the participants at...

Big strides for Georgian ski mountaineering on Mt Kazbek

The UIAA Youth Commission is supporting the Georgian mountaineering federation in its efforts to set up a youth programme. At the request of the Mountaineering and Climbing Association of Georgia (MCAG) and its President Zurab Kutchava, the Youth Commission sent Swiss mountain guide Daniel Oberli on...

Ice thrills competitors of first-ever youth event

President of the UIAA Youth Commission, Anne Arran, interviewed three key people involved with the first ever UIAA European Youth Ice Climbing Championship which took place from January 16 to 17 in Saas Grund, Switzerland. She spoke to the winner of the women’s competition, a former...