The Rowell Award For the Art of Adventure

The UIAA is to become a Friend of the Rowell Award For the Art of Adventure. The award is given to an "adventurer whose artistic passion illuminates the wild places of the world, and whose accomplishments significantly benefit both the environment and the peoples who inhabit these...

Award in memory of Sir Ed

The Board of the Himalayan Environment Trust has decided to institute an award in Sir Edmund Hillary's memory. The annual award will be given to an organisation or an individual for outstanding lifetime contribution to the cause of the Himalayan Environment. The 'Sir Edmund Hillary Himalayan...

Racing Mt Elbrus

15-18 May 2008 the Russian Mountaineering Federation and the Red Fox company are organising the Red Fox Elbrus Race festival. The programme includes a high-speed run to the Elbrus Peak, snow-shoes race and ski-mountaineering competitions. Those who want to take part, should download the race regulations  and...

Towards UIAA unit membership for Ski mountaineering

At the Extraordinary Plenary Assembly of the ISMC (UIAA Ski-mountaineering) on February 27th 2008 in Champéry, Switzerland, it was unanimously decided to take the first step in the process to work towards Unit membership of the UIAA. This new category of UIAA membership was created...

Ski mountaineering World championship a success

The UIAA congratulates UIAA Ski-Mountaineering and the Swiss Alpine Club on the great success of the 4th Ski-Mountaineering World Championship, organised in Portes du Soleil in Switzerland. Working under difficult meteorological circumstances, a dedicated group of volunteers from the Swiss Alpine Club ran a series...

Return to Noshaq

"Imagine if no one could get to Everest or K2 - what would happen to mountaineering and trekking in Nepal or Pakistan? What would happen to the people who live around those peaks? Afghanistan faces this situation today. Its highest peak, Noshaq (7492m), is virtually...

Mountain Protection Course in Italy

23 July to 6 August 2008, the Mountain Partnership is organising a course on “Mountain Environment and Climate Change” in Italy. The course is open to professionals with a University degree working with mountain development  in the public  or private sector in their country. The course ...

Youth ascent of Mt. Elbrus

The Ukrainian Mountaineering and Climbing Federation invites young mountaineers aged 16 – 30 years to join their ascent of Mt Elbrus, summer 2008. To invite young mountaineers  from all countries to an international joint ascent of Mt Elbrus is a yearly tradition of the The Ukrainian...

Open Russian mountaineering championship 2008

From 11 July - 30 July 2008 the Russian Mountaineering Federation (RMF), together with the Russian outdoors company RedFox, will organise a big festival of mountaineering and extreme sports. Leading athletes of rock-climbing, mountaineering, base-jumping and hill running will take part in the festival, which...

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Shin and Bendler Ice climbing winners

This weekend, 8-10 February, the second stage of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup was held in Busteni, Romania. The winners were Woon-Seon Shin from South Korea in the Women's Difficulty discipline and Markus Bendler, Austria, in the Men's Difficulty. The big surprise of the event...