Youth Commission

Youth Commission members meet in Shadag, Azerbaijan in December 2013 (Photo: Israfil Ashurly)

About the Youth Commission

The Youth Commission promotes climbing and mountaineering are activities which give young people around the world an opportunity to experience adventure and develop socially and educationally. Today’s children are the future of our sport and must be a priority.

The commission assist member federations in establishing youth programmes and support existing ones. We help with the training and developing of youth leaders by organising international seminars and training courses. We also make guidelines which member federation can use to develop their own courses. The Youth Commission functions as a forum for the exchange of information on good practise, ideas and experience regarding youth and mountaineering.  

Every year the UIAA and our member federations organise activities for young people and their leaders.


As confirmed by the Management Committee Zaragoza, Spain March 2015


Ashurly (President) Israfil / Azerbaijan (AAF)
Awan Mohammad Nasir
/ Pakistan (ACP)
Chinellato Rosella
/ Italy (CAI)
Dennison Mark
/ UK (BMC)
Kadiyeva Margaryta / Ukraine (MCFU)
Klenov Alexander
/ Russia (RMF/CFR)
Milosevic Neda
/ Serbia (PSS)
Omerzu Damjan
/ Slovenia (PZS)

Ramos António / Portugal (FCMP)
Sánchez Cánovas Miguel
/ Spain (FEDME)

Corresponding members

Hashemi Mahmoud / Iran (I.R.ISMF)
Kutchava Zurab
/ Georgia (MCAG)
Ochirbat Batsaikhan / Mongolia (MNMF)

Paterson Jenny, South Africa (MCSA)

Honorary Member

Zaidler Alexander


Arran Anne

Sanjaa Zaya

Tatyan Druzhinina

De Felice Dolores
Mihelic Zdenka

Chauhan Colonel

Board Link

Thomas Kähr