Mountaineering Commission looks to partnerships for India
29 Oct 2009
The UIAA Mountaineering Commission is holding its annual meeting from November 11 to 13 in New Delhi, together with the Petzl Foundation and the Indian Mountaineering Federation.
According to commission president, Pierre Humblet, “the hot spot of the meeting will be determining the needs and opportunities for a common work in India between the three participating parties”.
The commission covers a diverse range of issues important to climbers, including ethics, law and training standards.
Humblet also says commission members will discuss a reorganisation of the Training Standard Working Group. This, he said, is in order to “strengthen our organisation and make it able to assure answers to the numerous requests for applications”.
In general, the commission will talk about ways to guarantee the practical progress and implementation of projects presented at the Management Committee meeting in Porto, Portugal in October.
Also at the meeting, the Indian Mountaineering Federation will present insights into the history of the organisation as well as the structure of mountaineering teaching in the country, and the federation’s projects and needs.
The Petzl Foundation, which supports non-profit organisations in the areas of safety, the environment and research, will provide information on its efforts in Nepal and possible work in India.