REVIEW 2019: UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The 2019 UIAA General Assembly, hosted by the Cyprus Mountaineering Climbing & Orienteering Federation, was held in Larnaca and Ayia Napa, Cyprus on Saturday 2 November. Delegates from 51 member associations and 42 countries were present. Following opening addresses from the President of the Cyprus...

Mountain Sports Center with the approach of Environmental Sustainability by Passive Solar Energy
by Alpine Club of Iran

NOMINEE PROFILE Location: Iran Project Status:  October 2019-October 2021 Contact: Vahid MataniEmailFacebook A MOUNTAINEERING FOCUS Iran is generally mountainous and semi-arid, and more than half of the country’s land is made up of mountains. The project unites mountaineering activities with welfare services, training and exercise...

Mountain protection worldwide through citizen science and volunteering by Biosphere Expeditions

NOMINEE PROFILE Location: Worldwide Project Status:  1999 – ongoing Contact: Dr. Matthias HammerEmail Facebook WebsiteInstagram MOUNTAINEERING FOCUS Biosphere Expeditions is active in the following regions: Faragas Mountains, Romania: We are involved in creating Europe’s biggest protected area and managing this through citizen science and applied research and...

Sustainable Waste Management in the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Nepal by University of Colorado at Boulder

NOMINEE PROFILE Location: Nepal Project Status:  March 2019-March 2020 Contact: Alton C. ByersEmailFacebookWebsiteInstagram MOUNTAINEERING FOCUS The accumulation of solid waste in the world’s high mountain basecamps and high camps has been a chronic problem facing alpine ecosystems since mountaineering first became popular in the 1850s....

UIAA ACTIVE AT ISPO MUNICH 2019

With a new innovative concept, Europe’s largest outdoor trade fair, OutDoor by ISPO, took place in Munich for the first time from 30 June to 3 July, 2019. As a global organisation operating in the outdoor environment, the UIAA is a regular presence at ISPO events. This...

The Lure of the Himalaya

On 28 May, the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – published a statement in relation to the 2019 climbing season on Everest. The statement has been shared internationally and picked up by several major news agencies. The UIAA has committed to being part...

TRIBUTE TO TOM BALLARD

On Saturday 9 March, during the UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships in Kirov, Russia, news broke that the bodies of Briton Tom Ballard and his Italian climbing partner Daniele Nardi had been discovered on Nanga Parbat, Pakistan. As a regular competitor on the UIAA Ice Climbing...