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...

Protecting Uplands and Rural Environments by
Pure Project

Photo: © Pure Project NOMINEE PROFILE Location: IrelandProject Status:  2006-ongoing Contact: Ian DavisEmail FacebookWebsite A MOUNTAINEERING FOCUS The Pure Mile is an environmental initiative of The Pure (Protecting Uplands and Rural Environments) Project, which aims to foster a greater appreciation and awareness of our country roadscapes and mountains, by rewarding and...

PSD Nepal plastics upcycling & recycling in Langtang National Park, Rasuwa, Nepal
by PSD Nepal

Photo: © PSD Plastics NOMINEE PROFILE Location: NepalProject Status:  October 2018 - ongoing Contact: Samuel JohnsEmailFacebookInstagramWebsite A MOUNTAINEERING FOCUS PSD Nepal plastics work is based in the historic Langtang Valley of Rasuwa, Nepal – both a National Park of environmental protection and a heritage site of rich cultural and historical...

Mountain protection worldwide through citizen science and volunteering by Biosphere Expeditions

Photo: © Biosphere Expeditions NOMINEE PROFILE Location: WorldwideProject Status:  1999 - ongoing Contact: Dr. Matthias HammerEmail Facebook WebsiteInstagram MOUNTAINEERING FOCUS Biosphere Expeditions is active in the following regions: Faragas Mountains, Romania: We are involved in creating Europe’s biggest protected area and managing this through citizen science and applied research and conservation.  Altai: We have...

AlpineLearning Project Weeks by
Swiss Alpine Club SAC

Photo: © Swiss Alpine Club NOMINEE PROFILE Location: SwitzerlandProject Status:  2014 - ongoing Contact: Martin KünzleEmail Facebook Website A MOUNTAINEERING FOCUS What does nature-friendly mountaineering mean? What natural dangers lurk in the mountains? What does the everyday life of a hut warden look like? For five days the classroom is moved to...

Sustainable Waste Management in the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Nepal by University of Colorado at Boulder

Photo: © University of Colorado Boulder NOMINEE PROFILE Location: NepalProject Status:  March 2019-March 2020 Contact: Alton C. ByersEmailFacebookWebsiteInstagram MOUNTAINEERING FOCUS The accumulation of solid waste in the world’s high mountain basecamps and high camps has been a chronic problem facing alpine ecosystems since mountaineering first became popular in the 1850s....

TWELVE PROJECTS VYE FOR PREEMINENT AWARD

Following a six month application and assessment process, the UIAA Mountain Protection Commission has published the list of projects to be showcased as part of the 2019 UIAA Mountain Protection Award. This year marks the seventh running of the annual prize. The final list of nominees comprises 12 high-quality projects...