Application Details

Full details on the application process for the 2018 UIAA Mountain Protection Award can be found below.

2017 UIAA Mountain Protection Award



Application Process

This is a two-stage process:


The UIAA Mountain Protection Award recognises that there are many good mountain protection initiatives that stem from great ideas, even if they are not yet fully-fledged projects. Therefore, the MPA platform serves as a great way to promote good initiatives and projects and thereby support progress towards mountain protection goals.


Once a year, the UIAA recognises outstanding projects showcased as part of our MPA platform, who have achieved tangible outcomes in mountain protection. To be eligible as a candidate for the Award, projects must fulfil the following criteria as part of the second stage process:

Have submitted a complete application by the Award deadline: 31 May 2018

Be accepted and showcased on our MPA platform

Have a fully-fledged and implemented project

Visibility of the project among the relevant constituencies (clients and community)

Solid project management and support by local community

Winners are chosen by the Award Team, which is composed of external experts, UIAA mountain protection delegates and partners.

Promotional flyers, and further details, available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Potential applicants are also invited to read the specific eligibility criteria detailed in this form.

Application Requirements

To apply you must meet the following criteria:

YOU ARE an federation or alpine club (must be member of the UIAA) ; a for-profit business (tour operators, expedition agencies, etc.) or a not-for profit/non-governmental organisation or volunteer community group.

YOU WORK in a mountain region

YOU ACTIVITIES are related to mountaineering and mountain-based sports

YOU ARE ENGAGED in one of the following areas (at least):

• Conservation of biodiversity – including flora and fauna

• Sustainable resource management, such as energy or water

• Waste management & disposal

• Adaptation to / mitigation of effects of climate change

• Culture and education

YOU DEVELOP environmentally friendly and innovative adventure (notably mountaineering and climbing) activities to inspire visitors

YOU COLLABORATE with and support local/regional communities

Potential applicants are also invited to read the specific eligibility criteria detailed in this form.

2017 UIAA Mountain Protection Award


Opens - 24, March 2018