Mountaineering

The UIAA is everything mountaineering. Its work in this field is led by the Climbing & Mountaineering Development Commission. It promotes best practices by identifying and addressing access, ethical, technical, training and legal issues of international importance.

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About the Climbing & Mountaineering Development Commission

The UIAA Climbing & Mountaineering Development Commission, formerly Mountaineering Commission, principally deals with training standards, access, ethics and regulations of mountaineering.

It operates through its working groups, including the Access, Legal Experts and Training Panel.

It has developed the Mountain Qualification Labels for UIAA member associations to encourage good practice in the training of voluntary mountaineering leaders and instructors.

The Commission, through its ethics and law activities, is also involved in the process of writing UIAA documents on climbing and mountaineering ethics as well as monitoring and putting out discussion papers on issues such as the use of fixed equipment for climbing, particularly in vulnerable and environmentally sensitive areas.

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Climbing & Mountaineering Development Commission Membership

As confirmed by the UIAA Management Committee – Malta (May 2019)

MEMBERS

Peter FARKAS (President), Hungary (MHSSz)

Pavlos GEORGIADES, Cyprus (CMCF), Vice-President

Mike GALBRAITH (Secretary), Canada (ACC)

Andreas ANDREOU, Cyprus (CMCF)

Chiaki AOYAMA, Japan (JMA)

Roman BRYK, Russia (RMF)

Pedro CUICA, Portugal (FCMP)

Debraj DUTTA, India (IMF)

Kiara DVORAKOVA-HAVLIKOVA, Czech Republic (CMLA)

Ron FUNDERBURKE, USA (AAC)

Nona KALADADZE, Georgia (MCAG)

Krishan KUMAR, India (IMF)

Patrick LAMARQUE, France (FFCAM)

Steve LONG, UK (BMC)

Jordi MAGRINA GUELL, Spain (FEEC)

Darko MRSNIK, Croatia (HPS)

Signar Andre NILSEN, Norway (NTK)

Laza POPARA, Serbia (PSS)

Laura SAMSO, Spain (FEDME)

Doug SCOTT, UK (BMC)

Matjas SERKEZI, Slovenia (PZS)

Jiri VOGEL, Czech Republic (CMF)

Phil WICKENS, UK (BMC)

Frederick YU & Shirman SO, CHKMCU (Hong Kong)

Corresponding Members

Rafael GRIBEL, Brazil (CBME)

Mahmout HASHEMI, Iran (IMSCF)

Hamed HAVALEHDAR NEJAD, Iran (IMSCF)

Seyed Mahmoud MIRNOURI LANGEROUDI, Iran (IMSCF)

 

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Access Working Group

As confirmed by the UIAA Management Committee – Malta (May 2019)

MEMBERS

Juan JESUS IBANEZ MARTIN (President), Spain (FEDME)

Lode BECKERS, Belgium (CMBEL)

Hank HWANG, Chinese Taipei (CTMA)

Sudhir KRISHNANKUTTY, India (IMF)

Milosz JODLOWSKI, Poland (PZA)

Mehdi SOHEIL FARID, Iran (I.R.ISMF)

CORRESPONDING MEMBERS 

Hussein BAGIROV, Azerbaijan (FAIREX)

Jack BERGIN, Ireland (MI)

Nelson BRUGGER, Brazil (CBME)

Esteban DEGREGORI, Argentina (FASA)

Hamidreza IZADI, Iran (IMSCF)

Hitoshi ONODERA, Japan (JMSCA)

Boyan PETROV, Bulgaria (BCMF)

Joao Paulo QUEIROS, Portugal (FCMP)

Richard Grant SHERRY, South Africa (MCSA)

Brian STEPHENSON, New Zealand (NZAC)

EXPEDITIONS 

Mahmout HASHEMI, Iran (IMSCF)

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Legal Experts Working Group

As confirmed by the UIAA Management Committee – Malta (May 2019)

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MEMBERS

Klara DVORAKOVA-HAVLIKOVA (Chair), Czech Republic (CMLA)

Damjan OMERZU, Slovenia (PZS)

Edward EVERETT VAILL, USA (AAC)

Corresponding Members

Anna GILLOOLY, New Zealand (NZAC)

Gerald LANNING, New Zealand (NZAC)

Matt MAGKILL, New Zealand (NZAC)

Carla MILIONI, Brazil (CBME)

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Training Standards Working Group

As confirmed by the UIAA Management Committee – Malta (May, 2019)

MEMBERS

Steve LONG (President), United Kingdom (BMC)

Andreas ANDREOU, Cyprus (CMCF)

Patrick LAMARQUE, France (FFCAM)

Jordi MAGRINA GUELL, Spain (FEEC)

Matjaž ŠERKEZI, Slovenia (PZS)

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