ALPINISM GETS RECOGNITION FROM UNESCO AS INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANITY

Alpinism is not only a physical activity requiring athletic qualities and technical expertise. Defining it simply by pursuits like the exploration of fascinating landscapes or the quest for personal achievements is incomplete. It is all of these features and furthermore characterized by a frame of...

From sea to summit: IOC launches sports group – including the UIAA – to protect mountains

To mark the International Mountain Day, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today announced the launch of the Mountain Summit – a group of sports organisations concerned with the current state of the world’s mountains and committed to protecting them. The group currently includes 11...

ALPINELEARNING PROJECT WEEKS WINS 2019 UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD

The Swiss Alpine Club’s (SAC) AlpineLearning Project Weeks was confirmed as the seventh winner of the annual UIAA Mountain Protection Award at the 2019 UIAA General Assembly in Larnaca, Cyprus on Saturday 2 November. During the GA, BALLY was announced as new partner of the...

Towards Climate Neutral Mountaineering by Protect Our Winters Switzerland

NOMINEE PROFILE Location: Switzerland Project Status:  March 2019-October 2020 (first cycle of two years) Contact: Nicholas BornsteinEmail Facebook InstagramWebsite BEST PRACTICES IN MOUNTAINEERING AND MOUNTAIN-BASED SPORTS Protect Our Winters Switzerland (POW) is the outdoor sports community’s leading voice against climate change and part of the global POW...

BAKU HOSTS ANNUAL UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION COMMISSION MEETING

This year’s Mountain Protection (MP) commission meeting took place in Baku, Azerbaijan following a formal and welcome invitation from Commission member and FAIREX representative Hussain Bagirov. The meeting took place at the new campus facilities of the Mountain Culture and Landscape Research Institute, Western Caspian...