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The fourth edition of the Sustainable Summits Conference will be held under the shadow of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France from 12-14 June, 2018.

This biennial conference was conceived in the United States in 2010, with the focus of the first meeting directed on the effect of human behaviour on glaciers in Denali, Alaska. The most recent conference was held on Mount Cook, New Zealand in 2016 and organised by the New Zealand Alpine Club. The UIAA provided a welcome message for the conference and a review of what was discussed can be found in our dedicated news release.

The upcoming Sustainable Summits Conference in Chamonix will tackle some major subjects and engage alpinists, members of mountaineering and climbing associations, ecologists and scientific researchers. The conference is being coordinated by the Petzl Foundation in collaboration with other mountain organisations. A specific focus will be placed on climate change and its impact on mountain regions and on human activities in high mountains.

The UIAA Mountain Protection Commission, together with UIAA member federation Fédération Française des Clubs Alpins et de Montagne (FFCAM), will play a key part in working with the Petzl Foundation to establish the event programme.

Further information is available on the Conference’s dedicated website:


Registration opens in October, 2017.