UIAA outlines cooperation with continental bodies

Membership, Training

The UIAA has informed the Pan-American Union of Mountaineering and Climbing (UPAME) of its efforts to recognise continental organisations.

Present at UPAME’s recent General Assembly in Huaraz, Peru (May 29-30) was UIAA Vice President, Jordi Colomer.

The General Assembly formally approved a request to ask the UIAA to recognise UPAME.

José Moreano, speaking in the name of UPAME’s members of the UIAA, said that they wanted to be granted the same fee conditions as developing countries and receive a reduction.

Colomer said a proposal had already been made to the UIAA Board for reductions to be given to some nations.

 Training Standards

Colomer outlined the work of the UIAA commissions and members of the commissions, and spoke about the values of the international organisation. He highlighted the UIAA’s Training Standards adding that the UIAA was planning to hold a course in Chile in the near future.

At the meeting, UPAME delegates approved a proposal to hold the first Skyrunner Championships in in Costa Rica next year.

The 2011 UPAME General Assembly will be held in Panama.

UPAME is made up of national federations from nine Latin American states.