The UIAA Mountain Protection Commission has praised the efforts of the members of the Eco Everest Expedition 2009 for highlighting environmentally friendly practices in mountaineering.
The UIAA Medical Commission says better education is urgently required to prevent the deaths of pilgrims going to high altitudes in the Himalayas.
Young Sherpa conservationists are organising a race on June 18 to draw attention to the devastating effects of Global Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) in the Himalayas.
Women climbers from Russia and Europe came together between June 11 and 25 to exchange experiences in the Italian Alps for the Open Women’s Mountaineering Festival.
The UIAA is moving forward on issues of key concern to the world’s mountaineering community.
The festival held from May 6 to 11 was only the second of its kind.
The document, the latest part of a series of recommendation papers by the commission, is a valuable source of information for women going on expeditions, especially to altitude. It provides the most up-to-date information on the topic.
The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) has released a DVD containing every issue of the Canadian Alpine Journal from the past 100 years.
Training programmes, climbing accidents and traditional values were discussed at the recent Mountaineering Commission meeting in Chamonix, France.
Climbing on the impressive traverses of the Bezengi wall and the Northern Array will be the main events of an Open International Mountaineering Meet set in Central Caucasus, Russia.