Access Commission

About the Access Commission

UIAA Access Commission (Krakow, June 2015)


The UIAA – International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation believes that everyone should be able to freely walk and climb in mountains and other areas of environmental and recreational value. But sometimes access is restricted through war, landowner restrictions or regulation.

We understand that access rights must be balanced by responsibility and care for the mountain landscape, bio- and geo-diversity and the cultures and people of the mountains.

This is why the Access Commission works with international associations, and supports our member federations and others to facilitate access to areas while being sensitive to environmental, social, legal and other considerations.

The commission will:

  • Promote the freedom to practice mountaineering and climbing in a responsible manner as a fundamental human right.
  • Provide advice, with supporting documentation, on the relationship between mountaineering and climbing and environmental, social and legal considerations.
  • Encourage best practice in harmonising access with these considerations, and support member federations in challenging inappropriate restrictions.
  • Liaise with international organisations on access and conservation issues and provide assistance, when requested, to member federations on such issues within their own countries.
  • Foster research in support of the commissions aims.
  • Provide regular articles on important issues to the UIAA Journal and other publications concerned with mountaineering and climbing issues.
  • Be present and represented at major international conference where access and conservation issues are discussed.

 

Access Commission Members 

Ibáñez Martín (President)

Juan Jesús

Spain

FEDME

Foppoli

Lucia

Italy

CAI

Jodlowski

Milosz

Poland

PZA

Saberi

Hadi

Iran

I.R.ISMF

Corresponding Members 

Asgarov

Ismayil

Azerbaijan

AMF

Bagirov

Hussein

Azerbaijan

FAIREX

Bartle

Jim

USA

AAC

Beckers

Lode Georges

Belgium

CMBEL

Bergin

Jack

Ireland

MI

Brugger

Nelson

Brasil

CBME

Degregori

Esteban

Argentina

FASA

Dr Flitcroft

Catherine

UK

BMC

Hwang

Hank

Taipe

CTMA

Kendall

Roy

South Africa

MCSA

Kolrud

Helge J.

Norway

NTK

Onodera

Hitoshi

Japan

JMA

Petrov

Boyan

Bulgaria

BCMF

Queirós

João Paulo

Portugal

FCMP

Rebolledo

Pablo

Chile

FEACH

Stephenson

Brian

New Zealand

NZAC