Poster from the founding 1932 meeting in Chamonix, France (Photo: Supplied by Claude Eckhardt)
The organization operates through the work of its commissions which make recommendations, set policy and advocate on behalf of the mountaineering community.
The UIAA is recognised by the International Olympic Committee as the international federation representing mountaineering and climbing and aims to have ice climbing accepted as an Olympic competition sport. Therefore we are committed to Olympic values and to creating a better world through sports.
The Articles of Association (AoA) define the purpose of the UIAA and the principles our activities are based on. They explain the rights and responsibilities of our member associations and describe the powers and duties of our organisational bodies: the General Assembly, Management Committee, Executive Board, Auditors, Court and Commissions.
The articles were revised in the General Assembly, 13th October 2012, which took place Amsterdam, Netherlands and came into effect on January 1, 2013.
Who we are
The International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA) brings together millions of men, women and children joined by their passion for mountains.
Our Mission Statement
The UIAA promotes the growth and protection of mountaineering and climbing worldwide by:
- preserving their spirit and traditions
- advancing safe and ethical mountain practices
- promoting responsible access, culture and environmental protection
- supporting youth participation and the Olympic movement
The UIAA fulfils its Mission Statement mainly through the work of its commissions, which make recommendations, set policy and advocate on behalf of the mountaineering community.
Goldwin Korea and UIAA Join Forces - Ice Climbing World Cup
Cheongsong 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup
Mountain Equipment Testing 2
Trailer - 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup
UIAA Mountain Equipment Testing 3
Kirov Ice Climbing World Cup 2013
UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup 2008
Busteni, Romania - 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup
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