Remembering Norman Dyhrenfurth

Norman Gunther Dyhrenfurth, Swiss-American mountaineer and filmmaker, died on Sunday 24 September, aged 99. One of Dyhrenfurth’s most celebrated achievements is his leadership of the first successful United States expedition to Mount Everest in 1963. As figurehead for the campaign, Dyhrenfurth was responsible for its fundraising and devising its considerable and complex logistical planning. The achievement is often credited with inspiring the birth of modern US mountaineering and accelerating the growth of the outdoor industry in North America. Dyhrenfurth...

UIAA PARTNERS
10YFP SUSTAINABLE TOURISM PROGRAMME

The UIAA is delighted to announce its partnership with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)’s 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme (STP). In marking the UN declared International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the UIAA joins a list of international partners which includes national, regional and local authorities, academic institutions, for profit and non-profit industry associations. “We look forward to active participation in the 10YFP STP in our role as key promoters for mountaineering and responsible...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WATER DISINFECTION IN THE MOUNTAINS

Travellers’ diarrhoea is arguably the most common and important health problem affecting travellers. The syndrome occurs in 20-70% of travellers to less developed regions, resulting in significant impairment of the victim’s activities, with nearly 40% forced to change their itinerary. Although contaminated food may be a more important risk factor for traveller’s diarrhoea than water, the availability of safe water and knowledge of how to obtain it is a must for mountaineers worldwide. Access to...