UIAA & MOUNTAIN SUSTAINABILITY. AT THE HEART OF MOUNTAIN PROTECTION

Article published for International Mountain Day 2016 The UIAA believes all those who have a stake in the well-being of the mountain environment should collectively work to raise awareness about the fragile nature of mountain ecosystems, as well as to encourage responsible and sustainable behaviour and...

2017 SEASON PREVIEW: WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF ICE CLIMBING

Vertical ascending at improbable speeds; nerve-jangling drops; supreme demonstrations of technique. Ice axes are sharpened, athletes primed after a rigourous ‘offseason’, ice towers gleaming and the world of ice climbing ready to reunite. The sport, which holds a burning Olympic ambition, has never been bigger. The...

Ice Climbers: Important logistical information

Addresses of competition venues, visa application details, event registration, accommodation options, are all among the topics covered in the UIAA Ice Climbing event-specific FAQS. The UIAA has posted factsheets for the following events (please click on the event name): Durango Beijing Cheongsong Information on the remaining events will be available...

2016 Piolets d’Or Asia winners announced

The Piolets d’Or Asia celebrated its 11th anniversary in Seoul, Korea on 4 November. These Awards, known as the Oscars of Alpinism, have been leading the development of Asian mountaineering culture for the last ten years. Among those recognised were a UIAA honorary member and a UIAA ice...

Continued evolution of the UIAA Safety Label in China

The UIAA Safety Label extends its international reach. UIAA Safety Commission member Jean-Franck Charlet was recently invited by the Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA) to assist in the construction of an official UIAA safety laboratory in Beijing, the second of its kind on the Asian continent. The laboratory will...

Mitigation of Climate Change Effects

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Waste Management and Disposal

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Resources and Energy Consumption

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