Last year proved to be a very bleak year for mountaineering tourism in Pakistan, according to the Alpine Club of Pakistan.
The first 2011 events under the banner, the UIAA Global Youth Summit, are now accepting applications from interested participants.
The 2011 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup, which ended on March 8 with competitions in Kirov, Russia, will be remembered for the entrance of Korea and its athletes on the world stage.
The Russian Mountaineering Federation (RMF) has launched a new training programme called the Avalanche Safety School (ASS).
Mountaineering exploits by a Pakistani woman, Samina Baig, have been hailed as inspiring for women and youth of the country.
An organisation in Spain dedicated to promoting mountain culture has expanded its annual literature and photography contest from Spanish-only entries to English.
Doug Scott pays tribute to Indian mountaineer Balwant Sandhu, who died recently in a road accident.
Nepal tourism year, Eco Everest 2011 and the 50th anniversary of Hillary's Khumjung School are all part of the latest newsletter from Ang Tshering Sherpa of the Nepal Mountaineering Association.
Petzl’s GriGri2 and four pieces of equipment from Black Diamond have become the first braking devices to be certified by the UIAA.
Slovenian mountaineers Franc Knez and Silvo Karo have been awarded Slovenia's Order of Merit.