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The UIAA will host its third Mountain Network Series event of 2021 on Wednesday 17 November. The topic will be ‘Mountain Women’ and the webinar built around content from Herstory, a series of short films about the lives of different female climbers.

The 90-minute webinar will be held at 19:00 CET (find your time link) and includes panel discussions covering the following topics:

The making of Herstory – inspiration behind the films, choosing the profiled climbers, breaking stereotypes
Women Mountain Guides – Focus on women climbing, mountaineering training, and becoming mountain guides
Women’s Health in the Mountains – what needs to be considered? what does research say? Details on upcoming UIAA Medical Commission releases
Global Sports Mentoring programme – what is it? how can one find more info?


Marija Andjelkovic, Serbia, UIAA Anti-Doping Commission President and co-author of upcoming revised UIAA recommendation on women’s health in the mountains.
Ilina Arsova, North Macedonia, mountaineer, environmental activist and artist, creator of Herstory and feature of one of the movies.
Juliana Garcia, Ecuador, First female IFMGA guide in Latin America, and former President of IFMGA commission of Ecuador.
Lenka Horakova, Czech Republic, UIAA MedCom member and co-author of upcoming revised UIAA recommendation on women’s health in the mountains.
Dr Sarah Hyllier, USA, Director of the Center of Sport Peace and Society, University of Tennessee and initiator of the Global Sports Mentoring Program.
Uta Ibrahimi, Kosovo, first person from Kosovo to Climb Mount Everest, only woman from the Balkans to climb 6x8000m, aiming to complete 14 x 8000m peaks – featured in Herstory movie.
Samar Khan, Pakistan, Seven Summits aspirant.
Tashi and Nungshi Malik, India, First twins and siblings to scale the Seven Summits and complete the Explorers Grand Slam and the three pole challenge.
Argyro Paphatanasiou, Greece, First Greek woman to climb 8a-8b+, featured in Herstory movie.

The webinar, streamed live on Zoom and YouTube, will be hosted by Tarquin Cooper and chaired by UIAA Executive Board member Françoise Jaquet.

The fourth and final UIAA Mountain Network Series event of 2021 will take place on Friday 3 December (1400 CET) in the form of the UIAA Mountain Protection Award prizegiving.

Register & Follow

To register for the event on Zoom please click here.

The event will also be available live, and as a replay, on YouTube:

Mountain Network Series Archive

The second one was on the late Ueli Steck: UIAA Mountain Network Series – Ueli Steck: Memories of an Exceptional Mountaineer – YouTube

Main photo credit: Vanessa Beucher