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Eco Everest Expedition dedicated to Hillary

Dawa Steven Sherpa, mountaineer and mountain guide, is dedicating his Eco Everest Expedition 2008 to "Sir Ed Hillary's vision for the Khumbu and her people". The purpose of the expedition is to raise awareness of the impact of climate change and melting glaciers in the...

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Uncovering new peaks of Tibet

Japanese mountaineer Tamotsu Nakamura last autumn led an expeditions into the deep gorge country of southeast Tibet. During the expedition Nakamura photographed and mapped many unclimbed peaks. He has kindly given us the chance to show you the photos, which you will find in our Expedition...

A farewell to Sir Edmund Hillary

After the death of Sir Edmund Hillary, the UIAA office has received many messages paying tribute to the great mountaineer. Message from Ang Tshering Sherpa, President of the Nepal Mountaineering Association:  Dear Friends: It is with a heavy heart that I wish you Namaste and offer my Greetings from Nepal …..  Sir...

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Mountain film festival in Georgia

If you are in Georgia between 18 February – 3 March 2008, you have the chance to visit the Tbilisi International Mountain, Adventure and Extreme Film Festival Niamori. Both professional and beginner film makers will present their documentary films on themes such as hiking, extreme sports,...

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Sir Edmund Hillary dies

The UIAA is saddened to hear the news that Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the two first people to climb Mount Everest on the 29th May 1953, has died. Hillary was an Honorary member of the UIAA and a big inspiration to climbers all over...

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Facing Change: Climate Change in Mountain Areas

1th December is the UN’s International Mountain Day. Since 2003 this date, which was declared after the International Year of Mountains in 2002, has been used to focus on issues such as biodiversity, peace and tourism. This year’s theme is “Facing Change: Climate Change in Mountain Areas”. This is a...

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New Russian Route on K2

Russians climbers have pioneered new routes before, on the South west face of Everest in 1982, Kanchenjunga in 1989, the South face of Lhotse in 1990, and on the North face of Everest in 2004. These ascents were however done using oxygen as well as...

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Jordi Pons new Honorary Member

Spanish mountaineer Jordi Pons-Sangines has been elected honorary member of the UIAA.  Jordi has for thirty years been a dedicated volunteer for the UIAA and worked hard to develop mountaineering sports and promote mountaineering around the world. Elected unanimously by our members at the 2007...

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Honouring Japanese mountaineers

The UIAA is presenting three Japanese mountaineers with awards for their contributions to international mountaineering and the UIAA. Junko Tabei, Tomatsu Nakamura and Tadao Kanzaki will receive their awards at the General Assembly 2007, taking place 5-6th October in Matsumoto, Japan. Junko Tabei Junko Tabei axed out...

Jordi PONS SANJINES

2016 is proving to be another busy year for the UIAA Youth Commission and its series of Global Youth Summit (GYS) events ...