| 04 Aug 2009|
The UIAA is updating a mountain code, putting into ink mountaineering’s longstanding values of good sportsmanship, respect for cultures and care for the environment.
The draft code is intended to reach all who love mountain sport, from the hut-to-hut hiker to the expedition alpinist.
It also addresses some of the biggest debates in mountaineering today, such as the use of bottled oxygen on 8,000-meter-peak attempts.
The intent, say mountaineers involved in the process, is to create a document that reflects the sport’s high ideals and evolves with changing times.