Claude Eckhardt elected Honorary Member of the UIAA

French mountaineer Claude Eckhardt was elected Honorary Member of the UIAA – International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation for a lifetime of work dedicated to the promotion of mountaineering and protection of mountain regions around the world. In his acceptance speech at the General Assembly in Pontresina,...

Claude ECKHARDT

2016 is proving to be another busy year for the UIAA Youth Commission and its series of Global Youth Summit (GYS) events ...

FEDME study connects marked paths and sustainable rural development

[embed]https://youtu.be/IvQks0UJqps[/embed]   The Spanish Federation of Mountain and Climbing Sports (FEDME) has released a study which looks at how hiking trails can be developed in an economical, socially and environmentally sustainable manner. "This research is pioneering in Europe,” said Juan J. Ibáñez Martin, the new head of the...

International Mountain Summit includes a focus on extreme sports

Our friends at the International Mountain Summit who host one of the biggest and much anticipated mountaineering conferences in Europe have sent us news about what’s happening this year in October. This year’s summit which is in its fifth year takes place in Brixen, Italy and...

Mont Blanc hut online reservation system open

The French Alpine Club (FFCAM) wants mountaineers worldwide to know that while final approvals are pending for the new Goûter Hut on Mont Blanc (which has not yet opened), online reservation for the old hut is available. The bookings for the hut are from June until...

Alpine Association of Slovenia celebrates a proud 120th anniversary

The Alpine Association of Slovenia (PZS), one of Europe’s oldest and proudest alpine associations, is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year with pomp, pride and pageantry. Originally called the Slovenian Alpine Club, the association which was founded on 27 February 1893 today represents about 278 alpine...