FQME: 50 years of discovery and excellence

Five decades, that is a significant achievement. In the fall of 2019, the Fédération québécoise de la montagne et de l’escalade (FQME), established in Canada, will celebrate its golden 50th anniversary. The FQME has been an associate member of the UIAA since 1975. Over the years, the FQME has established and...

EVEREST AND KILIMANJARO ISSUES TO BE TACKLED BY UIAA WORKING GROUP

In May and June, the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – published statements in response to two significant climbing stories. The first was related to the 2019 Everest climbing season, the second proposals to construct a cableway up Kilimanjaro. The two statements received significant international media coverage. A...

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Video, Climb Safe: How to belay with the ATC

In April 2019, the UIAA and the DAV (German Alpine Club) collaborated on a series of videos dedicated to belaying. Ten videos produced by the DAV were translated into English with the support of the UIAA Safety Commission. These videos are available to view on...

Mujer Montaña Construyendo Vidas 2019 – Bolivia
by Mujer Montaña

Photo: © Mujer Montana NOMINEE PROFILE Location: La Paz-BoliviaProject Status:  May-November 2019 Contact: Denys Emily Sanjines RodriguezEmail Facebook Instagram GOALS AND OBJECTIVES MISSION  To promote sustainable thinking by inspiring confidence and leadership in women of different ages, contributing to the struggle of gender equality for a more egalitarian world, contributing to the development of a mountain...

Mountain Sports Center with the approach of Environmental Sustainability by Passive Solar Energy
by Alpine Club of Iran

Photo: © Alpine Club of Iran NOMINEE PROFILE Location: IranProject Status:  October 2019-October 2021 Contact: Vahid MataniEmailFacebook A MOUNTAINEERING FOCUS Iran is generally mountainous and semi-arid, and more than half of the country's land is made up of mountains. The project unites mountaineering activities with welfare services, training and exercise...

Ama Dablam 2020
by High Altitude Mountain Cleaners

Photo: © High Altitude Mountain Cleaners NOMINEE PROFILE Location: NepalProject Status:   March 2020 – May 2020 Contact: Dominic Asselin Email Facebook WebsiteInstagram A MOUNTAINEERING FOCUS We are going to clean and remove all old fixed ropes and abandoned garbage on the normal climbing route of Ama Dablam that is used...

Converting organic waste to compressed biogas and organic fertilizer
by Gandaki Urja

Photo: © Gandaki Urja NOMINEE PROFILE Location: NepalProject Status:  February 2016 - ongoing Contact: Kushal GurungEmail Facebook Website A MOUNTAINEERING FOCUS The Gandaki Urja compressed biogas plant project is located in Pokhara, Nepal, in the foothills of the Annapurna range. Our project is focused on conserving fragile mountain ecosystems by managing the...