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Briton Doug Scott (1941 – 2020), one of the world’s most acclaimed mountaineers and a longstanding member of the UIAA, became a UIAA Honorary Member in October, 2020.


Recognised for his pioneering and legendary feats in mountaineering and immense commitment to supporting mountaineering communities.

Doug Scott’s climbing career includes 45 expeditions to the high mountains of Asia, a considerable number on new routes or for the first time in Alpine Style. An integral part of the first successful British Expedition to Everest, Doug Scott has reached the summit of 40 peaks including the top of the highest summits on all seven continents.

Demonstrated in his longstanding stewardship of Community Action Nepal, Doug Scott has invested significant time and passion in directly supporting over 45 projects in Nepal with a focus on education, health and improving the working conditions of those whose lives depend on the trekking industry.

Doug Scott has also lent significant support to the UIAA through his roles with the Mountaineering Commission and Management Committee. His extensive and celebrated works of literature include a seminal paper for the UIAA, the Preservation of Natural Rock for Adventure Climbing, an important reminder about the need to preserve the ethics, traditions and styles of climbing.

A full profile on Doug Scott will be published shortly.