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New UIAA Website launched on International Mountain Day
11 Dec 2007
The UIAA launched its new web site on 11th December, the UN International Mountain Day. It looks good, is easy to use and is of course packed with useful information about mountaineering and climbing.
“In time the UIAA website will become one of the primary sources where a person will go to find information about mountaineering, mountain competition sports and the issues pertaining to access and the mountain environment,” says Mike Mortimer, the UIAA President.
We will not only use the web site to inform you about our own work, values, and activities. The web site will also function as a forum for some of the best articles about mountains and mountaineering written by climbers, newspapers and other organisations. This means it will be a great resource for our members and all mountaineers.
The new site is easy to navigate, using just five drop-down menus. Do you want to find out what we stand for, what we do, and who our members are? Look in the About UIAA section. Do you want to read news about global warming, UIAA competitions or events? Check out our In Focus page. Do you want to read about UIAA youth camps or find advice from the Medical Commission about how to treat altitude sickness, look up Activities. If you want to know more about ski mountaineering, ice climbing and our commitment to Anti Doping, check the Competition Sport section. Do you want to know which climbing gear carry the UIAA logo, showing that it is tested to the highest safety standards in the world, check the Standards section.
The Calendar gives you the facts about where our next Ski Mountaineering Continental Championships takes place and when the next Ice climbing World Cup event is. Or maybe you want to take part in the Global Youth Summit?
Now we would like your feedback. Do you like the new web site? Do you have any ideas for improvements? Are there any topics you would like us to cover? We are waiting for your comments.
For information on mountaineering and climbing, ask the International Federation -
go to www.uiaa.ch.