From 11 July - 30 July 2008 the Russian Mountaineering Federation (RMF), will organise a big festival of mountaineering and extreme sports. The biggest event of the Festival will be the Open Russian mountaineering championship, including an Open Women's Cup.
This weekend the second International Mountain Film Festival will be held in capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, and the town of Dom˛ale . 46 films from different countries will take part in three categories (Alpinism, Mountains - sport and adventure, Mountain nature and culture)
Dawa Steven Sherpa, mountaineer and mountain guide, is dedicating his Eco Everest Expedition 2008 to "Sir Ed Hillary's vision for the Khumbu and her people". The purpose of the expedition is to raise awareness of the impact of climate change and melting glaciers in the Himalayas, with a special focus on glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF) risk in the Khumbu region.
Japanese mountaineer Tamotsu Nakamura last autumn led an expedition into the deep gorge country of southeast Tibet. During the expedition Nakamura photographed and mapped many unclimbed peaks. He has kindly given us the chance to show you the photos, which you will find in our Expedition section.
Indian Creek, Utah is home to the world's best crack climbing. The Creek's endless splitters of all sizes and lengths offer up challenges of endurance and strength and have been a worldwide climbing destination for over three decades, making it the perfect location for hosting the American Alpine Club's 2008 International Climbing Meet.
The development of a large ski resort in Serbia is threatening the flora and fauna of the country’s largest national park.
The Association for the Conservation and Sustainable Development of Stara Planina is protesting against the construction of the new ski resort inside the Stara Planina National Park.