Global projects vying for 2017 UIAA Mountain Protection Award

Twenty-two international projects have been nominated for the 2017 UIAA Mountain Protection Award. From the Irish hills to the European Alps; from Everest to Patagonia and Denali to Damavand, the 2017 Award unites a rich, diverse array of projects across climate change, culture and education, waste management and disposal, conservation of biodiversity and resources and energy consumption.

WATCH: 2017 UIAA BEST CLIMBING FILM

The UIAA has awarded a Best Climbing Film prize at the Trento Film Festival for the past three years. The most recent winner – a 12-min documentary featured the 2016 expedition to the Himalayas of Nepal led by David Lama together with Austrian alpinists Hansjörg Auer...

UIAA Newsletter, December 2017 now published

The UIAA Newsletter for December 2017 is now available to view. During the month of November, the UIAA played a leading role in mountain sustainability discussions at both the International Federation Forum in Lausanne and in Bonn during the 23rd United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)...

REVIEW: 2017 UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Shiraz, Iran hosted the 2017 UIAA General Assembly on Saturday 21 October.  Delegates representing UIAA member associations on all six continents attended the annual meeting organised by the Iran Mountaineering and Sports Climbing Federation (IMSCF). Copyright/Sharif Nouri On opening the session, UIAA President Frits Vrijlandt reflected...

UIAA Newsletter, October 2017 now published

The UIAA Newsletter for October 2017 is now available to view. The UIAA looks forward to welcoming member federations, commission delegates, honorary members, partners and other dignitaries to the 2017 UIAA General Assembly in Shiraz, Iran on Saturday 21 October. The GA will provide an opportune moment...

UIAA Newsletter, September 2017 now published

The UIAA Newsletter for September 2017 is now available to view. Recognised for its commitment to diverse aspects of rock climbing, its promotion of sustainable practices and support of local economic development, the International Climbers’ Festival was a fitting recipient of the annual UIAA Rock Climbing...

UIAA Newsletter, August 2017 now published

The UIAA Newsletter for August 2017 is now available to view. The UIAA continues to lead the way in promoting safe mountain practices. Part of this commitment is through the work of its Safety Commission, who in July 2017 published the UIAA’s 23rd Safety Standard....

IMPRESSIVE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD

Nepalese post-earthquake recovery programmes, a waste management scheme on Patagonia, clean climbing on Denali and brown bear conservation in Bulgaria. Just some of the diverse projects from some 15 countries to have applied for the 2017 UIAA Mountain Protection Award. Now in its fifth year,...

UIAA – NEWSLETTER, JULY 2017. NOW PUBLISHED

The July 2017 UIAA Newsletter is now available. The UIAA Safety Commission’s recent meeting in Woerden, the Netherlands provided an opportune moment to reflect on the federation’s commitment to mountain safety: past, present and future. A subsequent visit to Outdoor2017, the international tradeshow in Friedrichshafen, enabled the UIAA to...

UIAA – NEWSLETTER, JUNE 2017. NOW PUBLISHED

The June 2017 UIAA Newsletter is now available. The 2017 UIAA Respect the Mountains Series, partnered by KEEN, is underway. Over 400 volunteers participated in the season’s opening two events collecting over a tonne of waste from mountain regions and outdoor areas. This year the Series makes its first...