TWELVE PROJECTS VYE FOR PREEMINENT AWARD

Following a six month application and assessment process, the UIAA Mountain Protection Commission has published the list of projects to be showcased as part of the 2019 UIAA Mountain Protection Award. This year marks the seventh running of the annual prize.

The final list of nominees comprises 12 high-quality projects operational across all corners of the globe. Projects include those supported, or run, by UIAA member associations or by for profit and non-profit organisations. Most of the nominees are currently ongoing projects and two have previously been showcased. All have a commitment to protecting the future of the mountain environment and engaging climbers and mountaineers as part of that process.

ยฉ 2019 MPA Nominee, Gandaki Urja

There will be four prizes offered this year. The Award winner, granted 5000 USD, will be announced together with the runner-up and best new initiative at the UIAA General Assembly in Cyprus on 2 November. A fourth prize is the new Community Award, which will be run through the UIAA Facebook channel, and recognise the project which creates the highest engagement. All projects will be showcased on the UIAA website and social media channels.

The official 2019 UIAA Mountain Protection Award showcase page is now published. All projects will be uploaded across the next week.

The UIAA thanks the UIAA Mountain Protection Award Assessment Team for their diligence and commitment in reviewing all submissions as well as all projects who applied for the Award.

2019 UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD NOMINEES

Organisation: University of Colorado at Boulder
Project: Sustainable Waste Management in the Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) National Park
Location: Nepal

Clean Climber
Clean Climber
Worldwide

Fundacion Acceso Andino
Sustainable Andes
Ecuador

High Altitude Mountain Cleaners
Ama-Dablam 2020
Nepal

Protect Our Winters Switzerland
Towards climate-neutral mountaineering
Switzerland

Pure Project
Protecting Uplands and Rural Environments
Ireland

Swiss Alpine Club
Alpine Learning project weeks
Switzerland

Mujer Montaรฑa
Construyendo Vidas 2019 – Bolivia
Bolivia

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

Biosphere Expeditions
Mountain protection worldwide through citizen science and volunteering
Operate worldwide with mountain projects in Kyrgyzstan, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Russia, Oman, Poland

Gandaki Urja
Converting organic waste to Compressed biogas and organic fertilizer
Nepal

PSD Nepal
PSD Nepal plastics upcycling & recycling in Langtang National Park, Rasuwa, Nepal
Nepal

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Swiss Alpine Club
Alpine Learning project weeks
Switzerland