TRAVELLING WISE TO RESPECT THE MOUNTAINS

A female statue, a World War II helmet and an accountant’s calculator. Just some of the waste cleared from the forests of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany on Sunday 28 May during the second UIAA Respect the Mountains event of 2017. The successful day was organised...

CHILDREN AT ALTITUDE. ESSENTIAL ADVICE.

The second in our series exploring advice from the UIAA Medical Commission’s internationally recognised Advice and Recommendations papers focuses on children. The paper ‘Children At Altitude’ provides the conservative recommendations that should be helpful for mountaineers and physicians who are required to offer advice about...

MOUNTAIN MEDICINE: DISCUSSIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS

The UIAA Medical Commission held its annual Commission Meeting on 27 March in Kathmandu, Nepal, supported by UIAA member federation, the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). The meeting attendees comprised: George Rodway [USA, Commission president], David Hillebrandt [UK, vice-president], Buddha Basnyat [Nepal, host], Alireza Behpour [Iran],...

UIAA – NEWSLETTER, MARCH 2017. NOW PUBLISHED.

The March 2017 UIAA Newsletter is now available. The application phase for the fifth running of the UIAA Mountain Protection Award – created for initiatives and projects in the field of mountain sustainability – is now open. The UIAA is also inviting its members to apply to...

Coordination Montagne seeks partners for Alpine Style Week

A message to European UIAA member federations from Coordination Montagne. The French national coordination for mountain activities (Coordination Montagne) is working on projects related to youth participation and mountaineering. Based in Grenoble, French Alps, the Coordination Montagne wants to use the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1968...

GYS Report: Ice Climbing Camp, Dolomites

The second Ice Climbing Camp for the 2017 UIAA Global Youth Summit took place in the Dolomites from 9-13 February, 2017. The logistic base of the event was the Sasso di Stria Hotel, Piani di Falzarego, minutes below the pass of the same name. There...

UIAA – NEWSLETTER, FEBRUARY 2017. NOW PUBLISHED.

The February 2017 UIAA Newsletter is now available. 2017-specific details about core UIAA sustainability projects will be confirmed in the coming weeks. Ahead of the application process opening for the UIAA Mountain Protection Award, a former winner reports on their progress. Coming under the spotlight are...