Mountaineering

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

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About the Mountaineering Commission

The UIAA Mountaineering Commission principally deals with training standards, ethics and regulations of mountaineering. It operates through its three working groups, the UIAA Training Panel, the Legal Experts Working Group (LEWG) and the Traditional Values Working Group (TVWG).

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.

NEXT UIAA MOUNTAINEERING COMMISSION MEETING: 10-11 NOVEMBER – BUDAPEST (HUNGARY)

The UIAA appreciates the support of Technical Supervision and Planning Consulting – TSPC – for the hosting of this event as well as September’s UIAA Executive Board meeting.

Mountaineering Commission Membership

As confirmed by the Management Committee in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), October 2018

MEMBERS

Claudio MELCHIORRI (President), Italy (CAI)

Patrick LAMARQUE (Vice-President), France (FFCAM)

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)

Xabier EZEIZABARRENA SAENZ (LEWG), Spain (EMF)

Peter FARKAS, Hungary (MHSSZ)

Ron FUNDERBURKE, USA (AAC)

Pavlos GEORGIADES, Cyprus (KOMOAAP)

Nona KALADADZE, Georgia (MCAG)

Krishan KUMAR, India (IMF)

Steve LONG (TS), UK (BMC)

Jordi MAGRINA GUELL (TS), 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 (TS), Slovenia (PZS)

Jiri VOGEL, Czech Republic (CMF)

Phil WICKENS, UK (BMC)

UIAA Executive Board Link

Thomas KAHR

Legal Experts Working Group Membership

As confirmed by the UIAA Management Committee – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (October 2018)

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MEMBERS

Kiara DVORAKOVA-HAVLIKOVA (Chairman), Czech Republic (CMLA)

Bénédicte CAZANAVE, France (FFCAM)

Xabier EZEIZABARRENA SAENZ, Spain (EMF)

James MCCARTHY, USA (AAC)

Jim MOSS, USA (AAC)

Damjan OMERZU, Slovenia (PZS)

Edward EVERETT VAILL, USA (AAC)

UIAA Executive Board Link

Thomas KAHR

Training Standards Panel

As confirmed by the UIAA Management Committee – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (October, 2018)

MEMBERS

Steve LONG (Chair), United Kingdom (BMC)

Andreas ANDREOU, Cyprus (CMCF)

Patrick LAMARQUE, France (FFCAM)

Jordi Guell MAGRINA, Spain (FEEC)

Claudio MELCHIORRI, Italy (CAI)

Matjaž ŠERKEZI, Slovenia (PZS)

UIAA Executive Board Link

Thomas KAHR

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