Emma, 17, celebrates ie climbing in Guillestre, France (Photo: FFCAM)
Sixteen young people from across Europe gathered in in Guillestre, France (8-14 February 2015) for the first ARISF sponsored International Youth Ice Climbing Camp organized by the French Alpine Club (FFCAM).
A video of the camp including a guide to organising ice climbing training camps is being made by mountain guide Romain Wagner and will be released online this year.
If a UIAA member federation is organising a youth event such as a climbing camp or an ascent of a mountain, a trek or an environmental event in your country, they are eligible to be part of the Global Youth Summit. The UIAA encouraged members to include certain themes and aims in the event programme, such as crag development, local ethics and traditions, improving individual performance, environmental awareness and climbing for peace.
The UIAA does not set restrictions for the events such as age limits or what kind of activities Federations should organise. However organizers of Youth Commission events must follow our criteria and recommendations. The events should be open to youth from other countries, giving young people the opportunity to form friendships across borders.